Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Mop up journal page

I was making some atcs - some for the WOYWW anniversary in a couple of weeks, and some for a FB swap, and wiped the spare paint on my journal .
 I haven't got any in progress photos, as was usual I got carried away playing..
the paints are all Paperartsy Frescos - don't ask me what colours now!!
I used some stencils from a Crafters Workshop stencil - it's called Fanciful Borders - in black, down the sides and across the middle of the pages.  I had to use the dotty stem border twice to fit the edge
 the stamps are from the Paperartsy HotPick HP1602 and I've used Cornflower Blue  and Buttercup archival (the yellow barely shows)

added a bit more colour with Frescos to the butterflies
 Did some white Sharpie pen doodling on just about everything..

added some more stamping in Red Geranium and Cornflower Blue


I covered the butterflies with a thin coat of 3D gloss gel and another layer of Fresco Gloss Glaze, before doodling on the wings

Finally, added some black archival ink around the edges of the page to close it in

Had so much fun with this page!

13 comments:

Miriam said...

I love your page Helen - the colours and design are fabulous!! Love it!!

snazzyoriginal said...

Beautiful, such lovely blended colours x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Such gorgeous journal work Helen. I love the colours and the stencils look like 'must haves'! Love this spread. xx

craftimamma said...

Helen these pages are wonderful! I love the colours which ever they are and love the stamps (I chose that set for my prize). Nice stencil and doodling too.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

Helen these pages are wonderful! I love the colours which ever they are and love the stamps (I chose that set for my prize). Nice stencil and doodling too.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Claire said...

Really like this - the colours are so stunning and bright! Liking that stencil too....not sure I've seen that one before.....Claire x

Hazel Agnew said...

This is an absolute triumph. Xx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous layers of colour and imagery on these pages Helen, the concentration and fun you had making them shines through xxx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

What a brilliant pages Helen!! Gorgeous colours and the stenciling, I love the butterflies. xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! Helen this is GREAT! Love it! Lx

butterfly said...

As I said, a fabulous page. I was surprised that the dotty stems are a stencil - I thought at first glance they were a stamp, but I can see I shall have to go shopping either way.
Alison x

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous page! The colours are fab.

jojo79 said...

Fab page Helen, love the colours and a great stencil