De Plane! De Plane!

Week 50:  Pack for a Fantasy Vacation . . . money is no object!

This week, I’m headed to Bora Bora (in my mind)!  The top of my bucket list for travel is this exotic French Polynesian island where I will stay in a thatched-roof hut suspended over the water and I will lay on the beach all day and dance under the stars all night.

To create my page, I painted my watercolor paper with watered down acrylic paint.  I love the depth of the color.  I then added a few clouds and a touch of white to the water to make it shimmer.

In the style of Heather Murray, I printed some stock photos in black and white onto Moab Entrada photo paper.  I then cut out the images and adhered them to the painted page with gel medium, smoothing out any bubbles and wrinkles.  The beach was created with some printed tissue paper.

I added white acrylic to the light sections to really make the highlights pop, then used a transparent green fluid acrylic to brush over the green areas – such a striking contrast!

What am I packing for my fantasy trip?  Not much . . .

1.  A bikini – it IS a fantasy trip after all, and in my fantasy I am STILL wearing a bikini {wink}!!!

2.  Some sun block

3.  My Sketchbook

4.  A Pen to Sketch with

5.  Some cute little paper umbrellas for my drinks.

That’s all I need . . . See you when I get back!

I can’t wait to see where you all go on your vacations!

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  1. Mary W

    What a great technique! I guess you guys will all be together on this wonderful trip. The angle of that palm is fun and provides a perfect place for your list! I sure enjoyed your title.

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