21 May 2015


Topic 9 on the paper artsy blog is 'words'..some beutiful work going on over there as usual you can pop over and have a looksie here...loads and loads to look at.

I just wanted to do a journal page just simple with different layers of paints and a few well chosen words.


First I coated both papes with gesso and started adding layers or paint using fresco, metalic paints and sprays. I had already printed on the pens at a class with Lin Brown last year with some screens...I'm sorry I can't remeber what they are called. When all the paints and sprays were dry I used snowflake fresco to stamp some text randomly over the page and then different stencils for the words. Then touches of snowflake around the edges to frame it. I love these colurs together they remind me summer may be on its way lol...

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10 May 2015

more sprays and a journal page

Having another play around with sprays this time in my journal which has been neglected lately. I used Andy Skinners sprays in yellow red and turquoise. When they were dry they looked a bit too bright so I took a thin piece of tissue and stamped some script in black archival ink. When this was dry I covered both pages with it.

Next I die cut some hearts, an arch and some wings from ramdom dies. I also picked up some bits and pieces laying around on my desk and painted them all in black. I used black texture past on some, grunge on some of the other pieces and some white crackle paint. when all the pieces were dry I sprayed them with perfect pearls and let it dry puddled in all the little nooks and crannys.

I chose my quote: No Beauty shines brighter than a good heart...how true is that and I am very lucky to have quite a few beautiful people in my life.

Everything was stuck into place and I went around some of it with my pitt big brush pen (love these pens!)
I am entering this into the paper artsy challenge which you can pop over and see here..it's worth a look as there is some great inspiration over there!

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Just spray it on..

Good morning blogland! Happy sunday to you all.The current theme over on the paper artsy blog is sprays. Now I have quite an assortment of sprays and I expect most of you do too..(just wish more companies would make permanent ones!!) You can pop over to the PA blog here and see what Leandra has to say and her video explaining all the different kinds of sprays you can get or make for yourself. just here.

So out came a 5x7 canvas and as I love Finnebairs work did a finn canvas.. First of all I added some texture using some grunge paste and texture paste using a selection of stencils and micro beads.

I die cut a heart from some corrugated card, bird and some gears, also some wings and lace trim from various dies. I arranged them all on the canvas added some flowers from my stash and played around with it until I was happy and stuck it all down. then a coat of white gesso. Now the sprays! when I tell you it has had layer and layers of spray I am not exaggerating lol!! It has had gold, copper orange..all sorts and I just didn't like it. It ended up with a mixture of blues and greens from lindy's stamp gang and cramel apple glimmer mist.

 I then took the sepia and coffee archival inkpads and ran them over the raised parts.Little touches of onyxite treasure gold and voila!

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