Monday, 22 April 2019

A Journal Page...

Well here's a to-do!  I've blogged, and it's not Wednesday...

I had intended to do some Powertex play over Easter but (of course)  it hasn't happened...
I have played in my journal though.

I don't have any pictures of the first few steps as it wasn't in my head to blog the process.

I scribbled on the page with  a couple of blue and green Neocolour II crayons and smudged it with clear gesso.

I stencilled in black gesso (Donna Downey scribbly text)

I tore some music paper (came from a WOYWW crop from Jan - thanks Jan!) 
 I dribbled some distress oxide re-inkers from the top and bottom of the pages. 

boy do they take an age to dry!

Stencilled the Donna Downey poppies in blue paint (Paperartsy, China I think)

sponged roughly, a lime green flourescent paint in the centres (we're not going for realism here)
as they didn't stand out enough. 
 doodled...
 added some white heavy gesso stencilling with the same script stencil as I started with.


my heavy gesso has gone very thick so it gives lovely texture
 kept doodling
After several hours the drips were still wet to the touch, the colour was coming off, so I very carefully sealed them with clear gesso so I will be able to shut the book and it not all smudge.


Really like this page!


11 comments:

Hazel Agnew said...

I love it too Helen. Great colours and shapes. Everything just blends beautifully. You sound as though you are surprised that you got a finished page! Haha. Xx

Miriam said...

I'm really not surprised you like it. Awesome page Helen. Love it! Great colours too

brenda said...

Love blue and green together Helen. Will be nice to see how you get on with Powertex, been tempted a few times.

B x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Oh Wow Helen! your journal just gets better and better. This is fabulous. I'm clearing out the workshop outside so that I can get back to the Powertex. I was doing it in the Greenhouse which is great for drying the pieces but it gets so hot in their that I nearly pass out lol! Have a lovely week, Angela xXx

Sarah Brennan said...

Fab Helen. Love the colour combination and layers.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely beautiful. Great idea to use the clear gesso x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Absolutely stunning. The texture and colors are genuinely gorgeous.

craftytrog said...

A wonderful spread! Love the colours and drips.

Shoshi said...

Thanks for visiting, Helen - and believe me, 45 minutes was more than enough time for that tooth extraction! It's already much better and I haven't had to take nearly as much pain control today which is amazing. I am taking care of it and doing the salt water mouth washes as instructed, and hopefully by the weekend things should be a lot better. As for the words on your page that was just a joke - I won't hold you to it lol lol!! I really love the effect you've got and those fabulous colours. The damp problem in our pantry appears to be merely superficial - the roofer called round this p.m. and said it was due to damp air coming in through the ventilator which he has now closed. I've started spring cleaning the pantry which I'd intended doing anyway and he said to spray some anti-mould in the troublesome place. I am very reassured by what he said.

Have a great week.
Shoshi x

butterfly said...

Very happy to see some more close-ups of this page - all that background scribbling is fabulous, and I love the Oxide drippage.
Alison x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh My! This is fabulous Helen! Hugs, Chrisx