Wednesday, 22 March 2017

WOYWW 407 - 22 March

Another week has gone by without me blogging in between Workdesks... (unless you count the Kew post on Saturday)  so it's time again to join Julia for our weekly Wednesday desk hop

 I seem to only be able to work in journals at the moment, and here is another one...


I'm going to do something I don't normally in my Wednesday posts, and take you through it in a couple of photos...

The first picture was going to be my desk shot..(part finished)

this is the first photo -  painted the page with Blood Orange Fresco paint, and a layer of gesso which turns it a kind of pinky colour.

I then tore some  pieces of Tim Holtz tissue wrap and glued it to the page and sealed with matte medium.






Then I stencilled black gesso over a small (left page) and large - well 6x6 (right page)  Seth Apter stencil/mask... so you just get a hint of the original pinky colour under the tissue...

I was in two minds about covering up the large butterfly but as you see, I did, and cut one of the smaller butterflies from the next run of the tissue wrap, and painted it on the back, with pink Frescos (Bubblegum and then Sherbert) and glued it to the bottom of the page.




this was going to be my other desk shot... the journal page from last week, sitting on top of my boxes of Fresco paints,

I've added some more to it, but don't have a close up...I might remember to do that for next week!





I'll leave it at that for today or I'll be in trouble with Queen Julia... thanks for stopping by, catch you later.






34 comments:

Robyn said...

Tissue seems to be a theme this week! love the starts of your pages. I hope you enjoy my "other" desk this week. Truly our kids are #1!!
Robyn 1

glitterandglue said...

Morning Helen. Goodness - what a lot you have been up to... and now you are teasing us... The time for what?? I admit I really like the page sat at the back of your photo - trust we get to see it up close when it's finished.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #6

Neet said...

Great journal pages, how I love Seth Apter. Was watching him on You Tube only yesterday.
Right, am off to Kew now (via you)
Hugs, Neet 8 xx

craftyani said...

Love your choice music and butterflies two of my favourites.
Can I ask what do you do with all the journals or am I being a little thick? Anickoana #7

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW - and thank you for your visit to my blog already. I love to see the stages that go into making a journal page. I struggle with the concept of covering up layers still - too many years of making cards! I adore Seth Apter - watch him on Periscope - and his designs are stash that could find their way into my craft room if I had the money! Ali x #10

Mrs.D said...

Helen, you have been having fun, haven't you. Hope you will share the finished product with us.
Chris #9

Lynn Holland said...

You journaling ladies are so good at experimenting with different materials and techniques it's great to see what you come up with.
Enjoy your week Helen
Lynn x 11

Kathyk said...

Great desk and project and thanks for sharing your method too

Happy WOYWW

Kathyk
#12

Annie said...

I love seeing how you girls get the effects you do and really love the pages you've done.
Hugs,
Annie x #13

lilian said...

Great looking journal pages, Great colours,

Happy WOYWDW Lilian B #15

Judys Lace Creations said...

I rarely use tissue paper.I just don't think of it.Must give it a go after seeing your great job.The tissue would make interesting textures!
Judy #18

Diana Taylor said...

I love what you've done with the tissue - the pages look fab, and are very striking - I always think pink and black are a stunning colour combo. Hope you have a great week,
Diana #19 x

Christine said...

LOVE that journal page - need to make that my Mantra I think!
Thank you for sharing how the page came to be, interesting and encouraging, especially using black.
Have a good week
Christine #23

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I was singing the music from the paper! Couldn't quite work out what it was, lol! All I know is that I always adore music as a background for journals or cards, it looks really great. I like the sentiment too...funnily enough I've just seen something on FB that was similar, along the lines of "Do something today that you'd thank yourself for in ten years time'. It got me thinking.....
Hugs, LLJ 3 xxxx

Sarah Brennan said...

Loving that journal layout. Thanks for sharing the process. I use that tissue wrap a lot too; it's gorgeous. Sarah #26

Hazel Agnew said...

Looks like great playing Helen......not seen much from you recently! Xx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I'm loving that there is a paint colour called Blood Orange. Lovely work Helen.

Fiona #27

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, your journalling is amazing. I don't journal and I think I now know why - I would have really hesitated to cover that pretty tissue paper with black gesso. I think I just don't have the nerves of steel required. Have a great, journalling, week ahead. Elizabeth x #30

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, great to see your thought process. I love that tissue wrap, I think it's the one I have. I like Happy Stampers, it has a lovely atmosphere, and lots of stamping stuff, lol. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxXx

Sharon Koole said...

Wonderful journalling. I love the flowers on the page - so pretty.

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K#34

donna garner said...

ha ha ha - you could not resist the step by step!!!! and it was still short and sweet, I don't think Mrs D will protest... much love Dx @43

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen, don't know where the times gone today.... Oh yes I do, been enjoying myself Lol! Loving watching you work in your journal it's just making me think that I should open mine again soon. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x16x

BJ said...

Glad you took photos on the way as I love the pink stage.
Glad you added a commentary as I wondered where the pink page had gone and I was looking at the butterflies and they were different and I was well confused on my tablet.
Much easier to see what has happened on the PC.
Thanks for the visit BJ#29

Kirsten said...

Great post! I love the different journal pages.

Bernice said...

Great work with the journals and well done for remembering to take photos as you go!
Bernice #17

Shoshi said...

Oooh gorgeous pages, Helen! I love them both, and they are so different. Thank you for your great comment - I'm so glad you like my Infusions experiments. As for the house, we can only hope for the best. The damp expert is coming tomorrow at 9 a.m. to assess it and I'm just hoping he doesn't say the whole house has to come down!!! Our neighbour thinks it's confined to the corner in the cupboard but we shall see. Hopefully the insurance will cover the cost but we won't know till we've got a bit more info. As for Phoebe, it's a terrible worry but she did eat again this evening and doesn't seem too bad so we hope that the vet is wrong, and that whatever was blocking her has shifted. She's a bit subdued but otherwise OK I think.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #44

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! Two gorgeous journal spreads Helen! I adore the pink and black one! Hugs, Chrisx

April Story said...

Great journal pages.

April #32

lisa said...

It's so interesting to see how your pages evolve, Helen. Being new to journalling it's great to get some inspiration.
Thanks for popping by already.
Hugs Lisax #24

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely page, very interesting the way you cover up with abandon having just painted and stickered! What I really want to know is this....did you know what you were going to do for each step when you set off?!

butterfly said...

I'm very glad you're sharing a few process photos - been missing your non-Wednesday posts! - and the journal pages are looking fabulous.
Alison x

Sue said...

Hi Helen, I love your journal pages.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy WOYWW.

Sue #14

Dorlene Durham said...

The journal page looks great!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Helen, I am running a tad late but better late than never...
mm remember the torn tissue paper of TH variety a few weeks back certainly has change now it is great where craft can take you isn't it??
Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration!
Happy belated WOYWW!
Shaz in Oz.x #21

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