Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Journal play - out of my comfort zone

I seem to have made this journal page in very neutral 'Jo Myhill'  colours, quite unlike me - it just developed!!

I started by using various light shades of Fresco - Hint of Mint, Concrete, something creamy, Vanilla maybe... I knew I should have made a note...


I used a piece of paper from the Prima Seashore pad, cut into pieces as shown, and cut a piece of hessian into pieces too (bought this way back at the Craft Barn in June with Lin, and only just used any of it!!)

Anyhow, I layered them up and stuck them down with matte medium.
 Added some grunge paste through a stencil and some Glass Beads texture gel , left it to dry overnight when it changed from clear...
 to this funny  brown where it overlapped the paper... hmmm not very fond of that!
so I decided to hide it - had some leftover die cut leaves from the same Seashore pad, in a blue/cream check pattern, stamped the Memory Box drift flowers on the papers using Potting Soil and orange Blossom archival, and dry brushed the grunge paste with hint of mint (over the background) and mushroom (over the paper) to lessen the white
found another little square of the check patterned paper, and stamped a drift flower on it, edged the border with walnut stain distress ink' and filled the space in the middle of the page.

Used one of the sentiments from Sara Nauman's ESN09 on some white Smoothy card, and edged it with Broken China and Walnut Stain distress ink..

Quite like this page, it's very restful, I can see why Jo likes neutrals so much!!

Thanks for looking.




12 comments:

massofhair said...

Gorgeous page, glad you found crafting with these colours so restful. Such a beautiful collage effect, loving your work here:-) xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Restful indeed - I do love this Helen - very Edwardian and definitely one to do more of! Chrisx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, what a lovely page. The collage of papers, hessian, etc., is very reminiscent of my parents choice of colours/wallpaper back in the 50s. Elizabeth xx

craftimamma said...

Oooh Helen, this is definitely my sort of page! Gorgeous neutral shades and you covered up the funny brown patches brilliantly. It was definitely meant to be! Love the Memory Box stamp you used....I've just done a quick search and can't find it but off to have another look now I've commented.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Kezzy said...

Wow really loving the neutral journal page. Just seen this on your woyww post so came to have a look. Sometimes it's so weird how different things react. Love the hessian and grunge paste, really stunning :-) Kezzy xxx

Jo said...

You have come over all Jo Myhill! Love the colour and texture, glad you enjoyed playing in a different way. Jo xx

craftytrog said...

Love the delicate stamping & natural hues! x

snazzyoriginal said...

Beautiful page, love the papers layered with the hessian xx

Wanda Hentges said...

Beautiful!!!!

Eliza said...

This is really different for you and you pulled it off perfectly. Nice page.

Hugs Eliza

Lin said...

this is lovely Helen..great calming colours xx

sam21ski said...

Gosh, you've been rather busy in your journal this week, can't keep up - lol

Love your neutrals page esp with the burlap xx