Monday, 17 November 2014

twin journal pages...

it's been ages since I played in my journal just for fun, but I was bored yesterday (no football to watch!) and I couldn't summon enough enthusiasm to make some more Christmas cards...

The page on the left was mostly done, and was hanging around on a WOYWW desk recently but I don't seem to have taken a proper sized photograph
 this is the right page. it's gone through a few transformations, I was painting over some random brush strokes that I didn't want, with Plum and Chalk Fresco . The yellow is brusho dropped in the wet paint.  and smudged around... and partly wiped off. Stencilled Marlin and Chalk through a stencil.
the left hand page has had more brushos dropped on it and both have gesso circles (lids from an old glue bottle or something)  The right page I diluted with some gesso first, it was a bit dark to do anything over..
 and black gesso with a stickles lid, and a credit card
 followed this through on the other page too
 the pages needed something to focus on, but I chose to stamp in Cobalt archival ink on Paperartsy Crackly tissue (still hoarding some) but once I glued it to the page, it blends in too much, the background is too dark...
 used Plum archival on tissue for the right page, which shows up a little better.  Would have been better on white card, I think....or the stamping done in black ... or left off altogether!


thanks for looking!











11 comments:

sam21ski said...

Love how you've thrown everything at both these pages and I think they've come out really well xx

Sam xx

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Or what if you stamped on the tissue, then swiped a bit of paint on the back, then glued it down ?? Perhaps then the stamped bit would pop off the BG a bit. ??

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great pages Helen I like how you tied it all together with black and white xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Two fabulous pages Helen! I just love those oh so subtle colours and the way you built the layers up to such a glorious couple of pages! I like the almost hidden words - so much more interesting to have to take your time to read them - I love them!! Chris

brenda said...

Yet more another lovely piece of artwork Helen, it looks real fun creating all the patterns and hues of colour.

Apologies for lack of visits, been a bit under the weather.

B x

Virginia said...

Ah Just playing in a journal - fab fun!

butterfly said...

Great abstract layers and stamping. Those tissue stamped layers are really haunting - just hovering in and out of view on the left page.
Alison xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Wow, love these x

craftytrog said...

Great backgrounds! x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

I like these pages a lot, lots of fab layers going on.

craftimamma said...

I think these look great Helen! I do prefer the colours on the left page but that's only personal choice. Love the bottle top rings and credit card marks on both.

Hugs
Lesley Xx