Sunday, 5 April 2015

Happy Chickens

Happy Easter everyone, hope you're being good and staggering the chocolate....

I have been playing with some of Lin Brown's chickens in my A6 tiny journal today.
 the left page had some spare blue Fresco paints on, from another project and I used the new Memory Box circles stencil with Blueberry Fresco - just used it straight onto the right page.  I then gave the right page a wash with diluted Beach Hut and stamped some criss-crosses (Sara Naumann) in black.
 Wanted some more circles, took a Crafters Workshop stencil and Bougainvillea  Added a wash with diluted gesso and then stamped parts of the HotPick HP1304 script in Snowflake randomly - it barely shows up on the right page.

 Next, I stencilled 'love' and 'peace' (another Crafters Workshop stencil) in Grunge Paste - now for the chickens!
I wanted two, but not both facing the same way, so stamped on on card and one on tissue, and painted the "wrong" side - in fact, I painted both sides, to emphasise the colours - Banana, Bougainvillea and a little Tangerine Twist before cutting them out. I painted the reverse of the tissue with Snowflake and glued them to the page.

 added some of the light Prima paste, with a fingertip, to the tummies of the chickens, but it barely shows once it's dried, as it picks up the underneath colours


so I dabbed a little texture sand paste over the top
Finally, I added some Silver and Sapphire Treasure Gold round the edges of the pages and down the spine.

Had a lot of fun with this one!

10 comments:

Lesley Ebdon said...

Aha! The chickens ;-)! They look fab and i love the backgrounds. Smashing Easter pages and you're doing better than I. Pfaffing here as usual!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Claire said...

Nice pages - love the bright colours on your chickens and great idea to stamp on tissue so you could flip one over!

Gabrielle said...

Oh! Chickens! I understand now! Love your journal pages and this is no exception! Happy Easter once again!

massofhair said...

Fabulous chickens Helen, loving their backgrounds very much. Great fun pages :-)

Julie Ann Lee said...

Loving your background, Helen! The chickens stand out beautifully - the perfect colour combo! This is a gorgeous Easter spread. xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great Pages Helen. The birds really pop of the page in those fun colours x

craftytrog said...

Fantastic pages Helen!

sam21ski said...

Fab colouring xx

Hettie said...

Bwahahahaa! This is fabulous and right up my chicken run!
Xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Fab page, the chickens look great.