Sunday, 14 January 2018

Another Journal Page - Appreciate Beauty

When I was using the modelling paste for my ALAD/ASAW journal page, I wiped some excess on my square journal (that I'm loving)

Yesterday was time to add to it. 
I thought I'd taken a picture of just the stencilled background, but hadn't.   I sealed it with clear gesso as I didn't know then what was going on top, but didn't want the colour to soak into the paste.

The colour is Portfolio pastels, chosen randomly
 I blended the colours with a baby wipe, and then spritzed the page with water and dried it.

I loved the reaction of the portfolios over the paste
 but it was bright, so I added a coat of white gesso, using not the brush in the picture but my Prima silicone brush.

Stencilled the wildflowers with Paperartsy Little Black Dress paint - Tim Holtz stencil (the big one, not a layering one)

Created a Distress Oxide background on Paperartsy Smoothy card - various bright flowery colours.

Die cut the TH wildflowers
Over the journal, I stencilled (Crafters Workshop) , ringlets stencil in blue and green distress oxide, but it doesn't show up much
so used a stencil brush and pounced some blue and green on as well.

Spent ages gluing the diecuts onto the background, getting very sticky in the process.
Added a border of walnut stain and black soot DO ink to the page.

 sound some TH Big Chat stickers for my title/quote and outlined it in a black ecoline pen

Finished page


Lin said...

Another lovely page Helen the background came out lovely x

Hazel Agnew said...

Great background and the flowers are a welcome addition at this time of year. Glad that your mojo returned! Xx 😊

craftimamma said...

You are definitely on a roll Helen and this is lovely! Just what I needed to see to brighten the horrible gloomy week we've had here. I love those flowers cut from a DO background. It's such an effective way to use them.

Lesley Xx

Miriam said...

Gorgeous page Helen. I love how you've used the wildflowers.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

All I can say is WOW!!! Ok, maybe also, I love that you didn't waste any paint, either. That made the background even more special. This is beautiful beyond belief.

PaperArtsy said...

Ohhh I love that Helen!!! Bugger to stick those down for SURE!!!

craftytrog said...

Another fab page!
Sorry for the double comment, internet playing up here.
Have a great week!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh My! This is wonderful Helen! Love all those layers and colours! Yes, 'appreciate beauty'! Hugs, Chrisx

Angela Radford said...

Great tutorial Helen, love it, Angela xXx

Kirsten said...

A lovely bright page, the background looks great.