Sunday, 22 March 2015

A trio of journal pages..

Been faffing again today for most of the day. some journal pages have come out of it but not without a fight, lol!
Let's start with the one that was a nightmare
 it started out ok... some swipes of leftover Fresco on a journal page (China) and some stencilling with the new JoFY stencil, in China and Blueberry.
still ok..

added some stamping... a new JoFY flower...
not good, even though I painted them (no photo of this stage, must have forgotten)
so painted over the page in Chalk Fresco.
It blanks out most of the stamping (good) and leaves some of the stencilling fairly visible (like that)...
 re-do the stencilling, just in Blueberry, repositioning the stencil to further hid the stamping underneath....

Not bad.. but what to go on top?  It's quite dominant, the Blueberry colour..
 added some different stamping, the circles are from the Sara Naumann stars set, the marks are made with the edge of one of those Catalyst things that come in different shapes... used Forget me Not archival and Blueberry paint respectively.

still a bit dominant, so added a wash of Chalk again, watered down so it only partly knocks it back...

Needs a final centrepiece...




so stamped one of the new Lynne Perrella images on smoothy and painted with translucent Frescos, China and Blueberry and a little zesty Zing.  A few final marks (another Sara stamp in black archival this time) before sticking the image to the page. Don't think it's wonky in real life!
page 2 - Be Happy - this in the A6 small journal.

the page had some texture paste stencilled on the left hand side already, added some more stencilling,  a Crafters Workshop stencil called Believe Script (think I'm going to like this one as much as the "art is" one then  painted over the left page in Oyster Blue,  then more stencilling from a new Crafters Workshop stencil in Blueberry. (Butterfly Collage)
 stamped the Stampington "elegant butterfly " stamp in Forget me Not on tissue, tore it and glued it to the centre.

Like this one...
and this one's ok too... Swipings of Blueberry, Glass Blue , China and Oyster Blue Frescos, keeping a light hand with the cut and dry foam (partly to spread the paint thinly and partly to keep the colours light)

Stamped the Indigoblu image on tissue in black archival, roughly tore it, painted on the reverse Snowflake behind the iris of the eye and then Glass Blue and a little Blueberry, to blend in with the colours on the page, glued the eye to the page.
Added some stamping in Cornflower archival, with the honeycomb from the Indigoblu borders set, and then 'keep taking chances' which is from Dina Wakley.

Thanks for looking

10 comments:

sam21ski said...

Oooh you have been busy, the middle page is my fave, looks like its got great texture but that eye stamp on the third on looks pretty good too xxx

Claire said...

The middle one is my fav too, think I'm drawn to butterflies tho! And I like all the texture on it xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Fab pages! The middle one would have been my favourite, but then I saw the third page - love it!!

snazzyoriginal said...

Great day's journaling. Amazing how same base colours, but very different pages x

brenda said...

As always a lovely piece of artwork Helen, always a delight to see your work.

Apart from that not saying a single word !

B x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Struggle or not - I loVe your pages! Of course you have made me realize that I need even more colours, as the combination you have used is just gorgeous! Chrisx

Sue said...

These are really lovely pages Helen, I see I need new paint too lol xx

catherine said...

Fabulous pages Helen and love all your techniques
x catherine

Wanda Hentges said...

Wonderful pages, Helen!!!!

butterfly said...

I just love all those layers building up in the background - the chalk wash over the blueberry looks fab - and the LP woman is gorgeous at the centre.

The A6 journal pages are really great - the butterflies are lovely, and the page with the eye is really powerful.
Alison xx