Saturday, 17 August 2013

More mop up paint journal pages..

Over the last few days when I've been doing this and that for various Paperartsy challenges, I sploshed any leftover paint on my journal.... one was greeny pink (although it was actually blood orange with snowflake over the top) and one orangey-brown after the Michelle inspired frame...

Anyhow here they are, considerably messed about with!

 I love how the brown outline round the pinky/white looks like a boot!

I fell in love with the criss-cross thing that Michelle used so had to add it to the journal too.
added some circles (using a film canister) in French Roast and the butterfly swirly stamp is one of the bargain £1 stamps I got at Stamperama.
 Added some more white criss crossing over the top and some grunge paste through the Roman Numerals stencil

 I added Squid Ink with the back of some cut and dry foam. over the grunge paste, and when it was dry, sanded it back like in Leandra's video tonight.

I also added some white dots of Snowflake with the end of a pencil.
Finally I had to add some words, these are stamps by Dylusions, on thin white card.

Because it's too dark to take pictures without flash I can't get decent close ups of the sanded back grunge paste which is a pain!

Hoping this counts as an inspired by Paperartsy piece for this week's challenge.

17 comments:

sam21ski said...

WOW, looks great and love how you've incorporated lots of this weeks PA techniques.

Fab pages

Sam xxx

Lin said...

Great pages Helen...love all the different layers and the colours are really nice..should think this definately counts as PA inspired!!!

Michelle Webb said...

Great idea to get them lines in your journal too. Love it Helen. Michelle x

Rebecca said...

Pretty cool eh!
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Gillian .... said...

Excellent Helen, I'm so loving the look of all the techniques incorporated into your journal pages. Thanks as always for joining in the PA fun x

Trish said...

It's amazing how "mopping up" can end up as such gorgeous art! Love your pages!

massofhair said...

You've done an amazing job with your pages. I have loads of backgrounds from other stamping & swooshing times, might just go and play with them again :-)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm having a devil of a time trying to leave a comment. Blogger must hate me tonight.

I always love mop-up pages because they are always so serendipitous. You never get the effect if you try to make it happen. I love these pages. That new butterfly stamp was a real bargain and fit nicely with the pages. Very nicely done.

brenda said...

What fabulous effects from left over paints Helen, it's created a really dreamy effect.

Good start yesterday, let's hope it continues.

Hope you have a good Sunday,

B x

Julia Dunnit said...

i'm no judge but I'd say this qualifies as inspired by Paperartsy! Love the white criss cross and the pencil dots....girl, all your stamps and you're using film canisters, foam and pencil ends!!

Virginia said...

Oh fabulous, I've managed two - yes I shall repeat that, two pages recently!

butterfly said...

Brilliant pages - love all the movement and life - wow!
Alison x

isisimaginings.com said...

That looks amazing, I love it!

Leandra Franich said...

LOVE IT!! the pink/ green contrast is really fab!

Kezzy said...

WOW WOW WOW absolutely awesome journal pages, I can't believe they started as mop up pages, the background is truly amazing :-) Kezzy xxx

craftytrog said...

Fab page Helen! Love those colours! x

craftimamma said...

More fab pages to your journal Helen! I love how you pull everything together from bit you've done throughout the week. Wish I could be disciplined enough to start a journal let alone keep one going like you.

Hugs
Lesley Xx