Sunday, 26 April 2015

A double Journal page

I bought some DecoArt Crackle paste recently and finally got round to opening the pot and having a play..
I started by painting a page with Jade Fresco, then applied the paste with a palette knife through a stencil (Lin Brown for Paperartsy)
 The paste splodged quite badly under the stencil, I tried to scrape it away without damaging the flowers, then decided to leave it overnight to dry.
then this morning I was reading Sarah Anderson's blog - adding layer on layer, and decided to rescue this page. Out came one of my earliest stencils I ever bought, and the Buff Fresco...
 another layer, just in random places (over the worst of the splodges, so technically not random at all....) in Prawn Fresco, and then the 'art is' stencil (quite possibly my favourite ever stencil) in Slate Fresco
 Took some of the Finnabair sets for Prima, and the hearts (one from each) and stamped in black archival.

Added matt glaze to the hearts (Decoart) at this stage, not sure what I was thinking would happen next...
 added some drips of DecoArt mister in Turquoise, from the tube, just letting it drip down the page, spritzed a bit of water to help spread the ink.

Took some of the Finnabair sentiments from the same two sets, on white card and glued them to the page.

close up of the crackle... it buckled a bit but has dried out even further today and is much flatter now.
 on the other page, is the leftover paint, daubed from the cut and dry foam pad, (the turquoise isn't actually in the other page as the stencilling I started with it didn't show up enough over the jade)
stamped the flower from JoFY 32 and Fleur from JoFY36 and painted them with Prawn and Rose for the centres

Filled the gaps round the flowers with the honeycomb/circles from JoFY32 in Watering Can archival - was still a bit too prominent, so dabbed a bit more Buff over the top.

This isn't what I was meant to be doing today, which was a Paperartsy challenge piece for the Niche topic, but I am idea-less for that (or at least the idea I had wasn't coming together), so had fun with these instead!
Thanks for looking.


snazzyoriginal said...

Love your rescue, I have many of those days. The JoFY stamps on the second page are fab, you have really made them pop x

Julia Dunnit said...

Two things strike me immediately. How clever of you to step away from something that isn't going right and do the distraction technique and enjoy doing something else. And the other thing....I'm with you on that text stencil. And..that buff fresco is genius isn't it?!!
I like these pages, specially the one that was made from daubing some leftovers..I wouldn't think to do that.

Claire said...

Great pages Helen - love the pink JOFY flowers on the leftovers page. I like how you always create leftover pages - I think I waste a lot of paint, must amend my ways lol! Xx

massofhair said...

Fab pages Helen :-)

~Rasz~ said...

Great pages! I think you did a beautiful job covering up the original piece where you did not like how the crackle flowers turned out. I really, really love what you did with the next page. I think I have to check into getting some more stamps, lol! Have a great week!

Ali H said...

Wasn't sure about those colours when I saw them but they are looking great on your pages! Ali x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I apologize for not being here sooner, but I stayed several days with friends who live in the country and don't have a computer. It was enjoyable, but after awhile, I felt a bit isolated and antsy.

You did a fantastic job reworking your error. I was VERY impressed and I really LIKE that stencil you used. Sometimes OLD is better (present company excluded, of course). It really pays to walk away at times, doesn't it? After all, you saved a piece that went from so-so to WOW!!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Two fantastic pages.

craftytrog said...

Wonderful pages!

craftimamma said...

You did a brilliant rescue job on the first page Helen and the second page is lovely with the JoFY flowers. Love the colours too. Still not too sure on the Prawn but it's growing on me, lol!

Lesley Xx

butterfly said...

I think your rescue plan worked really well - the layers are great and the colours are so fab together. The second page is even lovelier - those stems are beautiful.
Alison xx