Sunday, 7 February 2016

Bump and Crackle... journal pages

Really on a creative spurt at the moment, thanks in no small part to Leandra's periscopes for Paperartsy.

A couple of journal pages for you now,

 I started this one with some leftover Pumpkin Soup (Fresco paint)  which I doodled in blobs on my journal page, then took some Beach Hut and did the same.

I filled the space with Antarctic and painted some crackle glaze over the blobs only.

Let that dry (used the heat gun, it was applied too thickly really, I should have scraped some off)  then when it was dry stamped the Kay Carley flower over the top..

 Added a thick layer of Chalk over the blobs.. used a brush but because the crackle glaze was too thick it hasn't crackled very well.

stamped the flower again in black archival randomly over the page - not using an acrylic block to get an uneven look...

coloured some of the flowers with a yellow Pitt pen
Stamped two of the quotes from the new Lin Brown set...

Country View Craft have a challenge of "make your own background so I am entering this one there..

close up of the crackle and background.

the second part of the blog title, "bump" is on the other side of the spread.(left hand side)

 I had a big blob of Pumpkin Soup on the top of the bottle and didn't want to waste it... daubed it on the journal page... big mess.

Covered the rest of the  page in Beach Hut... bigger mess!  Painted over the first part of the Pumpkin Soup with Snowflake, added more Pumpkin Soup.  Another layer of Beach Hut..

Stencilled (one of Lin Brown's new ones) the flower in Snowflake

edged down the edges of the Pumpkin Soup using a Pitt Brush pen in Green Gold (it looks just like the Pumpkin Soup colour, not much green about it!) and then the white one on top

Stencilled the words (same stencil) in Little Black Dress, then bumbed and stencilled in Snowflake

This page ended up a lot better than it deserves to be after a ropey start!


Miriam said...

Love your pages Helen.... and those new stamps are fabulous!!

sam21ski said...

Oh dear, re the crackle, for once mine worked out great and it cracked much better than it ever has done, was actually a shame to cover it up! Liking the boldness of your second page.


pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh my Helen -you have been having fun - love both pages! I can see my holiday fund being broken into again! Hugs, Chrisx

Kirsten said...

Fab page!

Hettie said...

Two lovely pages there Helen. Love the colour of the pumpkin soup too.
Job starts Monday!!

butterfly said...

Brilliant colours and I love the fabulous layers of the first page. So glad you're feeling the creative delight again!
Alison xx

craftytrog said...

Looks fab Helen, love the layers! x

rachel said...

awesome pages - so very pretty!Thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges and good luck! Hugs rachel x