Sunday, October 5, 2014


I`m sure some of you remember the beautiful book ,my dear friend
YVONNE  gifted me for my birthday !!

Here is a new page I created, to try using the
newly bought Bistre or Bister.

Here is a tutorial but only in Dutch language.

I used it on the tag and love the effect .
The birds are from a piece of Tissue Paper , they are so sweet.

The leaves are dried ones from my garden,-

I used gesso and paints 

and added a piece of real bark,too.

Here is the tag close-up with a very dissolved
piece of leaf ,too. 

Have you tried Bister ?


I hope your weekend has been wonderful,
and wishes you a very happy  new week.

Love and hugs, Dorthe


Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Dorthe this is such a stunning page!!! I love the bistre background on the tag, and those birds are so lovely! They look so good stamped on the tissue paper and I love that you have added real leaves from your garden! A really beautiful page!

Dortesjs said...

årh waue, super flot side til din bog. vild med de fugle..fortsat dejlig søndag aften til dig.

Ana K. said...

Hi Dorthe, I really love the natural colours, dried leaves and other natural elements…very clever make and totally stunning!Have to look what the Bistre is...something new to me...Hugs

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi dear Dorthe,
your new page is simply beautiful and of course I love the birds:)
Sending hugs and love,

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello my dear Dorthe,
Just surfacing again from under the fabric piles! I absolutely love what you have created with this bistre background. I have never heard of it but would love to learn more about how to use it.

Your page is simply amazing with those beautiful birds and I love the mottled effect with the inks or paints on the tag. Sweet paper birds and garden leaves - it's all so natural and gorgeous.
Sending much love and hugs,

Anonymous said...

Fabulous plaster like texture you have achieved. Not sure what this is, will have to find out about it. Nice work my friend. xox

Createology said...

Your page Dorthe Dear is stunning. The interesting depth and dimension you have achieved with this Bister method is quite lovely. With your special touches of Nature your page is perfect. Such a beautiful addition to your gifted book from Yvonne. Creative Bister Bliss...

Jillayne said...

his is a wonderful page Dorthe - I love the little birds! I've never heard of Bister at all - but it's certainly very intriguing - I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations with it!


Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

What a wonderful page dear Dorthe, love the tag with bister and the sweet birds, a great natur inspired page.
Hugs Anni

~*~Patty S said...

Hello my dear Dorthe ♥
Thank you for your sweet welcome home and for saying such lovely things always...
Home is sweet and special too but we may have needed another week at the beach ;-)
Not sure they carry bister here in the US...seeing what you've done with it is really tempting me.
You have combined so many special touches for your gorgeous page!
Thank you for sharing...
I am happy to be back in blogland catching up with everyone.
Happy October Dear One

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

No have not heard of Bister and this was new to me.
Love the wonderful page with the sweet birds and real leaves - gorgeous dear friend.
Hope you are enjoying the week
Sending hugs

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dorthe, once again you create an art page that is stunning. I love your creativity and details.
Love seeing the bister method you share. This page is perfect to add to your gift from Yvonne.
Thank you for sharing.
Happy Creating and blessings for a wonderful week.

AppleApricot Wen said...

Hello dear Dorthe, such a beautiful collage dear. I love the nature theme, the beautiful birds. And the techniques you used, beautiful paints and colours. Very earthy, what I really love.
Hope you're doing well? I haven't been around in blog world for a long while, so I'm missing all the news from my dear blog friends.
Wishing you a happy day and sending you big hugs,

Aspiring crafter said...

This is beautiful!
I have not used bistre !
Must try it.
I love the darling birds and all the natural elements on this Dorthe.
Thanks for the inspiration

Rhonda said...

It is always such a treat to visit you, Dorthe. Lovely book. Just lovely.

May said...

Hi Dorthe, I adore your fabulous page...The delicate birds are so beautiful... Love all the wonderful texture & colours....I have not heard of bister thanks for sharing....Hugs May x x

Tanya said...

Your creativity knows no bounds, my lovely friend. This is delightful - I LOVE those birds...and that you added bark in, SO cleverly! You make me smile! - XOXOXOXO

Jayne said...

Beautiful page Dorthe, such lovely colours and textures.

Olga Siedlecka said...

I love your dreamy creations!