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 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