Wednesday, 13 March 2019

WOYWW 510 - spray time!

Time already for another desk-day  for WOYWW  week 510.   follow the link to find out more (though I can't believe you don't know!)

Had some more happy mail, the distress oxide sprays landed.

they arrived at work at the end of last week and at the weekend I had a little play...
the green journal page lots of you liked last week,
I added some sprays (stuck to the blue and green theme,  used Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans)

for the dragonflies (using new stamps from a couple of weeks ago) I stamped onto the page (bumpy) and onto tissue and painted it with Fossilised Amber spray

then I used some mop up paper
 that I'd  been using under the dragonflies,

and just played.

  I like the drops I splattered on and let dry,

the colours are a little more intense in real life, although they are the paler colours I have used so far.

the oxide sprays seemed to dry quite fast which was good as it is only thin copy paper so I didn't want it to disintegrate whilst I was drying it

added some stamping in similar coloured archival inks

I'll either use it as a masterboard and cut/tear it up for other projects or I might use some of it for die cutting.   It will need a bit of gentle flattening as it's a little wrinkly!

Or, when my new stencils arrive (ahem)  I may add to it....
watch this space!

There was of course, a visit to Kew on Saturday (pics here)


Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh Helen, i'm undecided about the sprays still but they look so good. I'm trying to use up stash that I have had for so long but it's becoming harder and harder to resist these. I already have an idea of what i'd go for first :)) Love your dragon Fly page, I bet that faded jeans really does pop amongst the greens.
Happy WoywW Hugs Tracey xx

Sarah Brennan said...

Loving the sprays Helen. I haven't cracked mine open yet as I've been playing with the new Distress archivals but I'm certainly inspired by your efforts: they are great! Happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. I have never got on with sprays - too messy and patchy for my liking. However, I love all the colours. Great to see your gorgeous journal pages. Kew must be amazing at this time of year - so many daffodils etc? Ali x #9

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Helen, I have to admit I have these they came last week but just not got round to a proper play yet. I had put it off and put off and then saw a good offer and.......well you know how it is Lol! Have fun and wishing you a lovely creative WOYWW, Angela x15x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I really like the idea of sprays, it makes everything a bit more abstract and unpredictable! The colours you've used are lovely!
HUgs LLJ 2 xxx

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Helen, love the sprays! Think they'll fall in my basket when I go to Happy Stampers. The page is looking good, love how you pull everything together. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #4 X

glitterandglue said...

Morning Helen. I'm not surprised there will be another visit to Kew - I've already been to Bodnant several times this year... and I know which I would prefer - Kew rather than work!! The butterfly page is great - love the muted colours - and the "mop up" is brilliant! Enjoy putting that to good use.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #1

Annie said...

I love seeing what you do with all your crafty stash. Fab effects going on there.
Annie x #11

Neet said...

me and spray inks have a love hate relationship so I won't be buying but I do like the look you have achieved. What a beautiful dragonfly set of pages and what gorgeous mop up papers.
Mmmm ... something new next week? Can't wait - you little enabler, you.
Hugs, Neet 10 xx

Marit said...

The colors of these inks look delicate to me... a bit 'worn', which is beautiful for some projects I think. Have fun playing with them all! Happy woyww and a big hug from stormy Holland. Marit #19

Diana Taylor said...

Ooh Helen, I do love your dragonfly pages - gorgeous colours and I'm definitely coveting those dragonfly stamps! The sprays look fab, I bet you'll have loads of fun using them.
Have a great week,
Diana x #16

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Helen,
That definitely is some happy mail! The distress oxides are so interesting. I love how they look. The splatters just might be my favorite part!!

Kay (25)

Lindart said...

Hi Helen! The Oxide sprays look awesome! I will have to try a few! Your journal page is lovely, very lively with the dragonflies! Have a wonderful week, Lindart #26

Christine said...

Looks like blue is very popular this week! Love the dragonflies.
I have sent you an email ......
have a good week
Christine #28

Caro said...

Ooo - I might have to put those sprays on my wish list. The results look fabulous. Love the journal page. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely week. With love and God Bless. Caro x (#17)

Anne said...

Hi Helen and thank you for stopping by. Love what you have done with the sprays even though they are not something I have used. Have a great week. Anne x #13

Miriam said...

I love that page Helen. I am trying desperately to stay away from the oxide sprays.. . You're not helping!

Stacy Sheldon said...

OOh dang, I was just thinking the other day that I was good to go with supplies for the next long while and then you played with your sprays.
I just love the colors of these Helen.
oh well, that's a good thing I have a job to keep the craft stores open right? lol
~Stacy #31

Annie Claxton said...

Hi Helen, love what ou've done with your mop-up sheet, looks really beautiful - I often find I prefer my mop-up sheet to what I've actually been working on and they do make great collage papers don't they? :o) Have a great week, Annie C #21

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh youre right, that was an enabling post! I love the effect of the bigger blobs of spray, how the colour intensifies round the blob edge - hmm. Yep, like the mop up sheet almost as much as the journal page. I still dont understand how your ou know when a page has been had enough or too little, that bit is a skill i just cant acquire....i get to a point that I like it and then am t for the stencils - That paper Is sort of asking for it dont you think?!

craftytrog said...

They look fabulous Helen! I love the dried drips too!

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Helen, sorry for the late visit. Nice happy mail, and I like what you have done with the sprays, the sheet looks great. Have a lovely week Heather x #24

butterfly said...

I brought my Oxide sprays back from NYC unopened (they only arrived a few days before I was due to leave in the end, so I thought I might as well keep them safely sealed in my suitcase), but I really must find some play time now I'm back. I love your dragonfly page - dreamy soft colours and great layers.
Alison x