Friday, 9 September 2016

Seth style journal pages

Been playing in my journal (A5,soft cover) since the class with Seth Apter on Saturday ( have I told you, yet, how much I LOVED it?!! lol)

 so as with all things in my journal, this started with the mop up from a birthday card I made earlier this week
Frescos in some bright translucents (I was colouring the new Tracy Scott stamps) - not sure exactly what colours I used now








 started with the stencilling, and decided to add some paint to the opposite side too, in a different colourway.


used the mask/stencils I got on Saturday - on the left, I used a mash up of 'now is the time' and 'you got this' as I didn't want the same thing on both sides,
i used Little Black Dress to stencil with here, for some impact
 nice, but time for the pen work!


















I nearly took the journal and my pens to work on Thursday but resisted (I'd have got carried away and been too long at lunch!)
Instead, carried on after dinner at home, the nice thing about this stage is I can do it on my lap on the sofa, not sitting on the floor like normal!
 lots of pen work... the white is my white sharpie, and the gelly roll white , the black is mainly a micron pen




love how this turned out - and loved putting into practice some of the things Seth taught us.





just realised I wrote this in such a rush yesterday morning I forgot to link it to the Paperartsy "making marks" challenge which is currently running,

23 comments:

Kirsten said...

Fab pages!!!

Chris Cresswell said...

I love the contrasting pages Helen. Amazing how a page can be transformed from mop up pages isn't it? You are really into doodling now which is fabulous to see. Your pages really pop! But, I hope you realise, once you have the doodling bug, everything will be doodled on now lol. Great to see more of what you learned with your own twist on it. xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Great pages, Helen. How well this technique translates to journaling too!The contrasts are fabulous - really dramatic and effective. xx

Sarah Dunkley said...

Looks cool hunni! X

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great pages Helen, love the lettering and touches of white. Tracy x

Bryan Evans said...

I love the way you have used the pens on the lettering, really effective against the background. FAB!!

Krisha said...

Fantastic!! Love THIS style and what you created with it. BRAVO!!

brenda said...

Very intense pages Helen, especially like the zesty colours.

B x

craftimamma said...

Absolutely amazing effects from Seth's techniques Helen. I think you've said you loved the workshop as many times as I've bemoaned the fact I had to drop out. Don't think I'll ever get over missing that particular day!

Love your pages!!!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Incredible. I really love the way you finish. And I personally think it helps when you can sit on your couch for the finish work, because you put SO much into it. It's great!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great pages Helen, looks like you had fun! X

Sarah Anderson said...

I love the contrast between the two pages yet they work so well together! Gorgeous layers

Angela Radford said...

Brilliant Helen. You're really getting into this style of working, it looks great. Have a lovely weekend, Angela x

Brenda Brown said...

Oh yes Helen I can definitely see the Seth influences, great pages. xxx

butterfly said...

You were clearly very inspired by the class - these pages look amazing. And how lovely to be able to sit on your sofa instead of the floor for the final stages... Careful, you might get too used to it!
Alison x

craftytrog said...

Absolutely love these pages Helen! I need some playtime!

Neet said...

My favourite colours Helen, but I am so sad to be missing the Seth Armstrong class today at AftH but I have just come out of hospital and thought I would not make it so gave someone else a chance. Hope I catch one some time else.
Hugs, Neet xx

Claire said...

Fab pages, the white outlining really makes the stencilling pop off the page and stand out. Loving Seth style pages at the mo :-)

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is great, you obviously got a lot out of the class!

Lucy x

Christine said...

If this was an exam then I would say you passed with flying colours!
Great pages
X

Christine said...

If this was an exam then I would say you passed with flying colours!
Great pages
X

Miriam said...

I love this Helen.... fabulous pages...and great mark making!

Miriam said...

I love this Helen.... fabulous pages...and great mark making!