Sunday, 27 July 2014

Drift Flowers Journal page

Been re-discovering the joys of my journal again lately, this page actually started out in my Craft Barn Q&L journal but I couldn't make it work for the quote, so I carefully cut it from that journal to use in my larger A4 Seawhite journal that I'm currently using.

I cut a Paperartsy post card into different sized strips and glued it to the journal page with multi medium.
I had a little paint left in my spray bottle (Beach Hut and Snowflake) which I spritzed over the journal page, and dried. I gesso'd over the page too, using watered down gesso, to blend the postcard strips into the background more.

Stamped the Drift Flowers (by Memory Box) using Cornflower Blue archival, randomly to fill the page.

Added splatters of gesso flicking it from a paintbrush and dried that

 Then using a Stickles lid and black gesso, stamped some circles over the page.  Took one of my 2 Gelatos (I won them in a giveaway and have never used them) and blended it round the edges of the page, then used Black Soot distress ink around the border, because I wanted to define where this page ended, and the background journal started.

Spritzed the background journal with the last of my spray paint mix, and brayered it to blend out, then used the Paperartsy mini splatter and Salty Ocean distress ink, round the edges.

Stuck the loose page onto the background page.
Am liking the black gesso, (a little of which goes a long way, I had enough left on my craft mat to completely cover a size 8 tag for use later)


10 comments:

butterfly said...

Totally brilliant - love the structured texture from the chopped up postcard, and the multiple flower and circle stamping is so effective - gorgeous!
Alison xx

Lin said...

Love it Helen!!

sam21ski said...

Fabulous xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Love the strips of postcard - I'm on a roll with paper strips at the mo, trying to use up all the papers I've hoarded and don't even like lol! Great page within a page idea too xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Terrific page!

Deborah Wainwright said...

This is fantastic Helen, very different but I like it a lot x

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Fabulous work and great composition Helen! xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am really, really impressed with this. I actually have never even seen black gesso, and was quite impressed with how you used it. The entire piece is so well balanced and lovely to look at, too.

Carmen said...

Ooh. I keep wanting to try black gesso. Another fab piece Helen.

craftytrog said...

I love the texture of the chopped up postcard...great page Helen! xxx