Tuesday, 30 April 2013

What is it with pink?

I was playing in my moleskin journal yesterday/this afternoon and this is what I've come up with... it nearly turned into a big mess but I think I rescued it!!

Paints are Paperarty Frescos (obviously!) and stamps are by Sara Naumann for Paperartsy and the faces are Mini 13



I started by gluing some torn dictionary pages on the journal and painting with Frescos - London Bus, Blood Orange, Limelight (didn't like that!) and Inky Pool. These were too dark, despite being translucents, so used some watered down Snowflake and Ice Blue, plus I had to hide the Limelight.. it was just wrong with this combination!. This was were I left it last night as it wasn't going how I wanted it to...



When I got home from work today, I took up the paint and some stencils... First I added some more dictionary pages, and some Ice Blue paint, then used Very Berry and Baltic Blue with the harlequin and reverse chicken wire stencils.
Then for stamping - in black archival, and for the dots (from the Sara Naumann set) in cobalt archival.


The final step was to add the faces - stamped in black archival on crackly tissue and coloured lightly from behind with distress ink before sealing on the page with matte multi medium. (see top photo)

10 comments:

isisimaginings.com said...

Terrific page! I love the stamps & stencils you used on the background & the colours turned out great.

Lin said...

this turned out really well Helen ...the colours are great!..it'f funny how with a lot of crafting you go through oohh don't like that to mess and then it all turns out in the end :) I like it!!

sam21ski said...

WOW Another stunning page Helen

Sam xxx

jojo79 said...

Lovely page Helen

Julie Ann Lee said...

This turned out brilliantly. Really effective colour combo and the stencils and stamping go so well. Thanks for sharing the transformation!

inkypinkycraft said...

Looks good to me! Trace x

Artyjen said...

Looks fab ;)
xoxo Sioux

butterfly said...

So worth pushing on through... the end result is so cool!
Alison x

Alison said...

Absolutely fantastic!!! x

Virginia said...

Oh Helen you are getting loads of pages done in your journal I haven't touched mine in a 'just because I can' format for ages. Loving this page!