Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Journal pages

I have a couple of double pages to share this time including the one I had on my WOYWW desk (floor) earlier. So we'll start with that one. I didn't do a lot more to it in the end - just the top, black layer!

Background is with Paperartsy Fresco paints - pumpkin soup and honey dew - stencils (Dylusions) with mocha mousse (alphabet) and gathered twigs distress for the border and the little dotty stamp (paperartsy)

I have two sized versions of the 'dream girl' - stamped each one on thin white card in black archival, coloured over with the lemonade distress ink.
The Tim "encourage your fears" I also have in two sizes, so alternated the large girl with the small text and vice versa.
Finished with the solid 3 leaf stamp (Dylusion) that I bought on Saturday, outlined in white gel pen.










The second set of pages is quite a lot darker than I intended! I began by pasting some of the tissue wrap onto the page, then used a wash of Fresco French Roast, which is one of the translucent paints but could have done with being watered out a bit further. I used pumpkin soup and hay stack as well, smooshing them all around to mix.


 Stamped the paperartsy new minis - the splodgy one and the bubbles one - in aquamarine and saffron archival inks
The text is also from a Paperartsy set, as is the butterfly, stamped on the plain side of a sheet of Tim paper!

Stamped the owl down the righthandside of the right page, in brown archival (coffee I think it is) - he didn't show up very well so for the other page......

..I took some of the pack of material (plain white cheap poly cotton) I bought at the Craft Barn, following (not very well for my first attempt!) Lin's lesson in how to paint it with the fresco paints. There'll be a decent how to on her blog here somewhere!

14 comments:

Miriam said...

Fabulous pages Helen.

isisimaginings.com said...

Terrific pages, love the colours & the stencilling.

Kaz said...

Wow you've been soo.busy!! Fabulous x

sam21ski said...

WOW Helen, fab pages, especially love the top one, great colours

Sam xxx

flutterbycrafter said...

Two terrific pages Helen, keep it up xx

Carmen said...

Oh I'm glad you did a close up of that cloth image, it's gorgeous - reminds me of the Labyrinth film. Loving how your journal is coming together, bet it's really fat now and all texturey and feely!

Carol said...

Lovely as always! Xx

brenda said...

Stunning work Helen, the colours work so well with the fusion of images and textures.

B x

Artyjen said...

Love your pages Helen :)
and in answer to your question Mr Grey is wearing me out!!! ROFLIA ;)
xoxo Sioux

Gabrielle said...

Wow! These are just gorgeous! You are so talented my friend. I really need those journalling lessons you promised!

Lori said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous Helen! Love all the texture from the fabric and paints...really lovely!

monique said...

love your journa pages the are all so awesome

Alison said...

Fabulous pages Helen, I love all the different layers & textures! x

JoZart said...

Sounds like you too have been having a great crafty time... next best to us in Slovenia!! Some great pages from you this week.
JoZarty xxx