Monday, 2 July 2012

Simon Says - sprays, spritz and stencils

Though possibly not in that order.  Today's Simon Says challenge shouted "journal" at me again.   We are to use sprays, stencils and spritzing, in any combination.

I gesso'd my journal page (as it's only water colour paper,anything wet just soaks through at once, and even gesso'd is has a tendancy to do so.  I used Dylusion sprays Lemon Zest, Pure Sunshine, Fresh Lime and London Blue, dabbing and rolling kitchen towel a la Dyan Reaveley and then smooshed the colours with some more gesso to further blend, lighten (in the case of the London Blue)  and spread them.
Oh.,I seem to have failed to take any pictures as I went along.... OK, so after I got the base colour as I wanted, I used my new crafters workshop stencil - reverse chickenwire - I LOVE this stencil!!! and peacock feathers distress ink, and then the Dylusions numbers stencil, randomly this way; that way, in walnut stain.
On to stamping... Paperartsy for the script (set code ID09EZ) in peacock feathers again, again turning the stamp so it's not to uniformly stamped. The flower is also one of the new Paperartsy Minis collection from Saturday, in black archival and coloured with pan pastels, I used some of the Fresco Satin Glaze with cut and dry to seal it.  Finally, I used the Dylusion words 'dream' and 'art' from the Word Love set that I also got on Saturday.  The 'dream' actually has a kind of dotty pattern to it, but it didn't stand out against the now very busy page, so I filled it in with my black Sharpie pen, to make the letters solid black.



Great timing for this challenge, with all my new "toys" to play with, so thanks, Simon Says.... and once again there is a fab $50 gift voucher up for one lucky winner.

Ok, gotta rush - got more new things to play with!!! Thanks for looking.

24 comments:

gayle said...

What fun! That chickenwire is a great effect :)

The Crafty Chick said...

Love those colours!! Beautiful.

Angela Coles said...

fabulous!

Miriam said...

Gorgeous pages. Love what you have done

sam21ski said...

Gorgeous pages Helen

Sam xxx

Karin said...

it looks great, beautiful colors!

Red Kitty said...

Wow this is gorgeous, colours look fab. Very summery and cheerful even if the weather isnt. X

isisimaginings.com said...

Fantastic page; great colours & I love all the layering.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I knew you would love this challenge Helen, perfectly showcased in your journal pages. I love the chicken wire stencil and is already on my wish list, which is getting longer by the day. Love the stamping and great combination of colours. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stwmp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

inkypinkycraft said...

Love the colours and all the details in your pages! This colour combination is fab! That chickenwire stencil is on my wish list too!!! Fab pages trace x

Alison said...

Good to see you using your new stash, beautiful pages Helen
So glad i went back on sunday, even though I'm still recovering from my 4 day craft-a-thon! ;o) x

Gabrielle said...

Oh yes! Another brilliant page and just perfect! Looks like your new stash will become old stash very, very soon! What will you do to remedy that?!!!!

snazzyoriginal said...

Brilliant page with really lovely soft colours - need to remind the Headmaster about the Crafters Workshop stencils, (again) lol!

Samantha Elliott said...

Loving your pages and the colours are fabulous Darling! Need that stencil!

monique said...

That stencil is so cool

Carmen said...

I love this page - that chicken wire is fab and in a gorgeous colour.

Candy C said...

Wow oh wow! Helen, you have rocked this challenge! I love your art journal pages! The colors, the stencils, the design...all perfection! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Days Stamp and Show! Hugs, Candy

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two beautiful pages.

Marijke said...

great pages, love the colors you used

Jacqui said...

I love these colours

Sue said...

This is fabulous Helen love your colours and just everything about this x

Shoshi said...

Absolutely delectible, Helen - no other word for it!! As you will see from my WOYWW comment, I've just got myself the spray inks and can't wait to get started. I made a honeycomb stencil something like the chicken wire one you're using here and think it will be very useful.

My mouth is positively watering at all this glorious colour. Just fabulous.

Shoshi

Lori said...

Ok, I gotta get me that reverse chicken wire stencil...MUST HAVE. Fab pages, gf....LOVE them!

Kristen said...

this post is quite expensive, i now must have those sprays and chicken wire stencil - fab fab fab job!

xo, Kristina
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