Sunday, 15 May 2016

Two very different journal pages

Been working on 2 different pages in two different journals - the first, my A4 hard cover journal which I started ages ago.. finally finished!
 I brayered Frescos in Blueberry, Snowflake, Bubblegum, errr  probably some other pinks too.. added stamped circles (mostly Emma Godfrey and EverythingArt) more paint, more stamping, more layers..
 Drips (Bombay Ink); added DecoArt crackle paste,
 Dylusions stencils and Little Black Dress Fresco, (decided just to use the two larger stencils) and text stamped on tissue (Invoke Art stamps)  added some more mark making stamps (Emma) and text (Sara Naumann)
 and some black Bombay Ink splatters


 loved the big crackles I got
used some Blueberry paint round the edges too.

I decided not to doodle within the stencilled girls, but I may go back and do that, you never know!








Next up, the A5 soft cover journal I use more regularly, and Infusions over a mop up paint background - before I got up yesterday I watched a You Tube video Leandra tweeted a link to.. and which I now can't find... how annoying.. it was by Vicky Papaioannou for Simon Says Stamps and used Infusions... as soon as I got back from shopping I set to to finish my page..

 this was where it had got to, paint left over and scrapings... lots of layers before I took to the Infusions, but no photos until...
 I had got to the stage where I had my stamps laid out on the background.  I can't tell you how many layers of colour I used until I was vaguely happy (it's still a bit dark in real life!)  Like Vicky, I mixed my Infusions with gel medium. (have now ordered a soft one, my regular gloss was a bit thick for this)
 stamped some of the flowers onto separate card, coloured with Infusions mixed with regular gloss gel again and added some white pen marks on he flowers and bubbles on the background (Snowflake, Lin B's stencil)
Stencilled (Darcy's) a border in LBD Fresco and scribbled white Sharpie round the edge of the black, round the border of the whole page.
 stamped the caterpillar on white card and coloured with distress markers, stamped him on the journal page so I could cut off his antennae safely,
and added the sentiment from the JoFY stamp set the flowers/caterpillar come from.

Had huge fun with the Infusions and gel on this one, might have to do another one now!

Thanks for looking.

20 comments:

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! Fab pages Helen. I love your psychadelic Clarence the Caterpillar. Awesome! Lx

Kaz Hall said...

Love the backgrounds Helen! Wow!! I'm pacing waiting for my infusions to arrive.... Love what you have created xx

Hazel Agnew said...

You are so on a roll at the moment. These pages are mega good Helen. Xx

Caz said...

These are really inspiring me to get going with Infusions - thanks Helen!! Hadn't thought of using them with the gel medium so I'll add that to the list......
Fabulous pages! :-)
xx

Miriam said...

These are gorgeous pages Helen....I love them...And I love team depth of colour on the infusions one

Miriam said...

These are gorgeous pages Helen....I love them...And I love team depth of colour on the infusions one

Claire said...

Love both pages but especially the infusions one - I watched that video yesterday too and so want to try out that technique! I'm hoping to get my hands on the infusions at the Donny show. Love how you added in the little caterpillar at the front Xx

Kirsten said...

Wow! Two fantastic pages!!

craftytrog said...

Fab pages Helen!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Tow pages are very gorgeous!! Fabulous layers and great results of the Infusions, love them all. xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I always seem to quit too soon. I love the depth of the pages you got. They are both incredible and really speak to me.

brenda said...

Both sets of pages are lovely Helen, like the silhouette images on the first but the toadstools really appeal on the second.

I wonder what Wednesday holds, almost afraid to hope.

B x

Krisha said...

Gorgeous pages!! LOVE all the layers and colors.

sam21ski said...

Two very different pages, both fab in their own right - love the grunginess of the bottom one, very earthy colours, top one is a bit pink for me, but the black silhoutte figures look great against it.

Carmen said...

Over the last few days I have been reading back over your blog and having a nosy. I have missed SO much.

Am glad Ally Pally was busier this time - I am definitely going to try and get there in September. Am loving all your journal pages and buys.

These ones are gorgeous - I love the little caterpillar. Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland.

Caz said...

Love your pages!!! I don't know where you find the time to be so creative!!

Is this what you were looking for? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iwid7zTSp4

I watched it too but just not had the time to get going on trying it out.

Fabulous artwork Helen

xx

SusanLotus said...

Wonderful pages!
<3

Angela Radford said...

I know it's Wednesday and things to do but just had to have a look at some of your other journal pages, gorgeous! Angela x 21

Angela Radford said...

P.S. You can't get away now Lol! I'm following you. Big hugs, Angela xXx

butterfly said...

Wowzer - amazing works here... I love the silhouettes, but the mushroom page is just mind-blowingly cool - that background - wow!
Alison x