Saturday, 20 January 2018

France Papillon's FB ALAD/ASAW - week 3 "say yes to everything"

Hi, again.
I have another spread for you in my journal I am dedicating to the a layer a day/a spread a week Facebook group challenge - say yes to everything - you can see the details about the challenge here

Whilst saying yes to absolutely everything could get one or two people into serious trouble, in a journal it is no problem!

Here is my finished page, before I give you some step by steps - the joy of doing just one layer a day (it is still SO hard to stop!)  does mean at least there should be no problem with forgetting to photograph a layer!

I started with a layer of Paperartsy Fresco chalk acrylic (still my favourite go to paint for journalling - so pleased to see some new colours being launched at Creativation at the USA trade show this week)

Lake Wanaka,  a gorgeous blue - spread with an old credit card

 Day 2, I tore some old book pages (a Russian book text that was gifted me by my friend Chris)
which I stuck and sealed with matte medium

Day 3 I added another, lighter, brayering of paint (Antarctic, a really pale blue) to tone it down.

Day 4, I stamped a variety of circles.. who doesn't love circles?!
stamps by Paperartsy the blue inked ones) and a bottle cap dipped in white paint 
Day 5 I stencilled Coarse Texture paste through a Paperartsy stencil (you can possibly tell I was too impatient to link today's later to the FB group album to wait for it to fully dry...)

I used a paste by Reeves which I've had ages... using up stuff still, you see!

 Day 6, I added a row of skulls - stamp by Carabelle Studio - love these skulls... this is the first time I've used them - I did stamp them out when I first got them but haven't actually used them on a project before...
the row of skulls is about 12 inches, and I had to snip it in the middle to allow the page to close still

 final day, layer 7 - edged the journal with Cornflower Blue archival ink, and added the Dina Wakley stamped sentiment, stamped on a piece of the original Paperartsy Crinkly tissue, (hoarding it) which I tore and glued with matte medium to the page..
 was pleased how well the torn edges blend into the page so you can see them
you ca see the texture paste well in this one, and get a good idea of how coarse it is.

Say yes to everything - yes to using up stuff, yes to using new stuff, 

Really enjoyed this week's page coming together, but must now go and see if the next prompt is ready, to start all over again!
Thanks for looking.


Shaz Brooks said...

Love this Helen. The skull border looks great, I haven't used mine yet either. Hugs, Shaz XxX

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous - not a great skull lover but this is brilliant! Loved seeing the layers build up and glad the paper came in handy!!
Looking forward to seeing your next art adventure!! Enjoy your weekend! Chrisx

craftimamma said...

More wonderful pages from you Helen! It's really good to see you having fun and producing such fab stuff again. Love that course looks like solidified castor sugar....and those wonderful skulls. Well done on using your stash.

Lesley Xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wonderful finished page, and I enjoyed your daily details, too. I'm not a big fan of skulls, but I actually LIKE this stamp. I say YES you ROCKED this week.

rikae said...

Wonderful, wonderful page. I love everything about it the inclusion of the skulls is such a precious reminder that we really have only today.
Thank you for sharing the process


craftytrog said...

A fab spread, and great to see all the steps!

rikae said...

Absolutely gorgeous,

butterfly said...

Ooh... I may just have to give in to those skulls - what a fabulous, fabulous page... colours so subtle and the recurring circles give it such movement. I love it.
Alison x

butterfly said...

Deep sigh of pleasure especially for that final page... you should go vintage more often!!
Alison x