Sunday, 15 September 2013

In the Pink - Journal page

Hi again, another post from me today... on a bit of a roll!

Following a chance glimpse of a blog post that I saw mentioned on twitter or Facebook last week, there was a bit of a Twitter conversation going, and I bought a few Bombay Inks by Dr Ph Martin at a very good price - and great service, they were sent very quickly... quicker than I had time to play with them..

I did a few bits of lettering with some of them on this and that (can't share yet, it's for DT pieces... keep watching!) and some blobbing/dripping (may add that journal page to the end here, only I'm not very happy with it, so we'll see...) until this afternoon....

I wanted to see how it would work mixing the ink with Grunge Paste... the ink is highly pigmented so I knew I wouldn't need a lot.... and hey presto....  I painted the pages with Snowflake Fresco before I started..

 I mixed the Magenta bombay ink, with the grunge paste and used the reverse chickenwire stencil, over the entire double page.  Once that was dry, I brushed some Sherbert Fresco paint over the journal page, wiping it off the grunge paste.

Then I switched to the Magenta Hue archival ink, and the Paperartsy stamp (MN48) keeping mainly to the texture free spaces.
 then added the fabulous flourish (MN96) and Wendy Vecchi's Watering Can archival ink, which is a gloriously dark grey; rolling the stamp to get incomplete images.
 Yesterday I received in the post, a couple of Tim's layering stencils and used Picked Raspberry distress ink and the ruler stencil, which matches with the 'Imagination' stamp.
It needed another focal image... but something smallish... Paperartsy Queen it was, from Ink and the Dog Wings 3.  Stamped her twice on white card, added just a touch of pink and yellow gel pens and bob's your uncle...








Now, do I share the dripping blobbing or not.... I think not...

14 comments:

Cazz said...

Abdoflippinglutellyfantasmagorical (& no I'm not repeating it). I think I need the reverse chicken wire stencil x

Belinda Basson said...

Loving what you have done with your happy mail! These stencils are yet to hit SA...

sam21ski said...

Come on then spill the beans with the blobbing and dripping, what happened or didn't as the case may be!!!

Very pink pages indeed, but love how you've mixed the ink with the grunge paste and you're teasing again with those new ink pads and 'layering' stencils!!!!

Sam xxx

PS Pink = minus green!!!!

Cazz said...

AbSoflippinglutellyfantasmagorical :-) There, I got it right that time lolol

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Those inks sound intriguing. Love your pages. Great colour and images and love the texture. Tracy x

massofhair said...

Way to go Helen! Great page and inks look fun:-)

Sue said...

This is fabulous Helen, I love the stenciling and the black against pink xx

craftimamma said...

Even though there's a lot of minus Green on these pages I really like them Helen!. The inks with the GP have worked fabulously and I definitely need that reverse chicken wire stencil. Love all the stamps you used.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, gorgeous page, I love all the different elements.

fairy thoughts said...

Great page love the colour combinations and the queens head stamp. As for the dripping and blabbing .... Meany!
Janet

Neet said...

Never heard of those inks but they look as if they will be very useful. Love your pages and the reverse chicken wire stencil is a 'must' for me. Well done Helen.
Hugs, Neet xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Lovely mix of textures, inks and images. Looks like you had lots of fun doing this. Julie Ann x

~Rasz~ said...

Great PINK pages! Love the texture and the reverse chicken wire. I'm thinking "hey I got real chicken wire left over from the coop...." funny what we think of around the house that could work instead. I would like to see the dripping blobbing too :). Have a great Monday! Rasz

butterfly said...

Very pinky and very perky! Such fun pages with all those fabulous textures and stencil layers. I'm thinking you must have given in to all that persuasion in the comments above... hoping to see some dripping and blobbing soon!
Alison x