Sunday, 28 December 2014

Cheesecloth journal page

Hello everyone,

It's been a little quiet around here lately due to all the preparation that Chritmas involves! But yesterday I had a little play in my small Dylusions journal that I got as part of my workshop with France Papillion - this is the first page I've managed to do in it since the class back in November!

When I saw Alison Bomber's blog post over on the Paperartsy blog earlier this month HERE I knew I was going to have to have a go myself

So here is my spread:


I gessoed my pages first and pressed the torn cheesecloth into the gesso. I then spead some Grunge Paste around the egdes of the cheesecloth and used my spreader to create some additonal texture. I then also spead some Grunge Paste through a stencil (TCW237) on each page for even more texture!

While that was all drying I took a piece of tissue paper and stamped the main postage stamps image and the pen from Lynne Perella LPC030 onto the tissue using black versafine. I coloured the back of the pen with old gold fresco paint and the back of the main image using cherry red, blush and vintage lace.

I then set about colouring my pages using fresco paints. I spent quite a long time adding various layers and colours until I was happy with the look of them. I think the colours I used were hint of mint, chalk, sage, lake wannaka, sky blue and moonlight.

I added the pen and the postage stamps image to my pages using gel medium then did a bit of stencilling using a TCW stencil (TCW384) and shaded lilac and walnut stain distress ink. I edged around the pages using walnut stain distress also.

I used the script stamp from Lynne Perella set LPC028 to randomly stamp around the pages using potting soil archival ink.

I highlighted all the texture with White Fire treasue gold wax and finally stamped out my sentiment from Sara Naumann ESN11 and added it to the page also.

As a last finishing touch I added a little bit of glossy accents to the lips and eyes of the lady in the postage stamp.

Thanks to Alison for the inspiration to pick up this journal again - I really hope to do some more in it again soon.


Thanks for stopping by,

Love Claire x





  1. WOW this came out fabulous Claire, very Andy Skinneresq - love it xxx

  2. I love it too, Claire - all that cheesecloth looks just great.

  3. Great tip with the cheesecloth, fantastic texture on your pages and wonderful stamping:-) xxx

  4. Beautiful page Claire. Lovely balance of images and textures! Xx

  5. So glad you were inspired to open up your journal.... I haven't got around to playing in that book since the France class either - though I do have several others on the go! Love what you've done here - the delicate painted colours on the images, the added stencilled texture - it's a beautiful page spread. Thanks so much for playing along this month at PaperArtsy.
    Alison xx

  6. OMG I LOVE how this turned out, so soft and subtle, the stamp peeking through...the perfect texture, its so delicate! Just gorgeous!

  7. Claire,
    This is beautiful full of texture, I must get some cheese cloth.