Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Journal page - inspired by France for Paperartsy

This week we  welcome France back to the Paperartsy blog and already she has stunned us again.

Her second project yesterday was a journal page - you have to watch her video here 

There was a fabulous technique stencilling grunge paste through a stencil to create an embellishment... you have to try this it is fantastic (even though my results are a little - mixed!)
 I used Eggplant on the base under the crackle glaze (although it may be I picked up satin glaze by mistake as it didn't crackle....) and Moonlight on top



 after sanding this is what the page looked like (used Tim's sanding grip like France did, and it's new paper in it, but it didn't sand back too well...
I don't have any butterfly stencils so went for the city skyline - I used cling film to set it on as I forgot that France used a bag from a stamp set... I had thrown mine all out..  It looked as if it would be too flimsy, so I found a Craftwork Cards petal/heart template and used that - I put this on the plastic cover from some idea-ology but having let it dry, it is too inflexible to peel off the GP so that won't come free without breaking!! Not having a good day...
I used eggplant mixed with the GP


 BUT the buildings worked (kind of) I edged them with vintage photo distress ink to make them stand out from the background and stuck them with pva glue...
 Made a little pocket like France in her video
and decided Tim's birds would be suitable to be flying around the city!

I found a little sentiment to stick onto some black card to finish the page.



it's not as pretty as France's butterfly page, but it's ok... ish!!
I am also entering this to Hels' Sunday Stamper challenge which is "purple"

15 comments:

Carol Q said...

nice one Helen - that looks really good!

Sue said...

This is really nice Helen, I'll have to check out France's tute, I've not looked yet xx

butterfly said...

Beautiful pages... the smoky purples look great! I agree France's video was amazing, and I love how you've taken the ideas and run with them to create your own brilliant journalling.
Alison x

Virginia said...

Gorgeous Helen, love the purple colour on these pages!

Frea Konings said...

Wow Helen, your pages look stunning! I did see France's video, but I think your pages turned out at least as good! Hugs Frea

CraftygasheadZo said...

Love your pages, fab colours and the techniques sound superb!! Take care Zo xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabby pages Helen... loving that crackle indeedily... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Lin said...

This turned out fab Helen..love the colours you've used..and well done for getting the grunge paste off without it all falling apart!!

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous pages Helen! Really want to try France's ideas myself! x

france papillon said...

Your spread turned out gorgeous, Helen. Told you yesterday: i luuuuuurve the color combo you used!
Thanks for your sweet words and for joining the fun!!
xx
france

isisimaginings.com said...

Very cool page!

sam21ski said...

Wow how did I miss this, wonderful pages, love your houses, and great colour combo.

Sam xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Got here at last! Phew! I love the colour of this and those wonderful birds! Also the pocket looks great. Love the stamping on it. Julie Ann xxx

Sarah B said...

lovely colours and so much detail - I'll be sure pop by again xx

Craftyfield said...

Glad to know I wasn't the only one with brittle texture paste items ! Love your take on France's page.