Saturday, 29 June 2013

Patterns in Paint

After getting such lovely patterns in the olive green journal page I did the other day (here) I decided to have another go.

I dripped some Fresco paint onto one side of a journal double spread - Squid Ink and South Pacific, which I partly spread with a paintbrush.  I then used the comb (it's meant for use on a Gelli Plate) and dragged it through the paint (you can see it just above the journal)
It was a bit dark, so I added some drips of Snowflake and repeated.  The right hand page started with swiping the comb onto the page to remove the excess paint, then I added some more South Pacific and combed through.
I used each edge of the comb to get different widths of patterns.

When I got the backgrounds how I wanted, it was time to decorate.  I was using this flower stamp (ELB01) for something else, at the time and stamped it repeatedly in black archival over both pages.

I had one fabric flower left (after the "kimono mannekin" in the last post) and added that to the bottom corner, but it needed words...

So I took the words from two of the Lin Brown sets  for Paperartsy and stamped them on watercolour paper, using Peacock Feathers on one to double stamp, and Ripe Persimmon on the other, and left two just in black.  Trimmed them and edged them all with the same distress ink.

9 comments:

sam21ski said...

Oooh lovely, fab background colours

Sam xxx

craftimamma said...

Blimey, these look fab Helen! Not being a journaler I was a bit bemused by the first couple of pics not being able to imagine where they were going but the end result is lovely with fab colours, lovely texture and those gorgeous flowers of Lin's. Smashing pages!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftytrog said...

Looks like you had fun with this page! It's great Helen! x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Lovely journal page. I like what you did with arranging the text. Julie Ann xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, fab page!!

Sandy said...

Wonderful - looks like great texture!
Sandy

Carmen said...

I love that colour combo. The comb sounds an interesting tool too!

Lin said...

Lovely bold page Helen looks great!!

butterfly said...

Love the bold graphics of the flowers against your dramatic background - great pages!
Alison x