Saturday, 20 February 2016

Its All about Me! Journal page

Hi everyone

Here is a journal page i did a couple of weeks ago for the Colour Me Positive 2016 Challenge.  Its a fab challenge with some really lovely people.  This page was inspired by a journal page by the very talented Marta Lapkowska, she is truly inspirational and for those of you haven't come across her - although I am pretty certain most of you will have - she is on Finnabairs design team as well as several others.

I really love the way this page turned out 

First of all I added some texture paste through a stencil, also added some glitter to the paste which is why it looks brown in places

Once the original texture paste had dried I added some more paste through a circle stencil.  Once that was dried I added some lace and hessian, stamped a piece of adhesive canvas using a Tim Holtz script stamp

I did the same on the opposite page

The script on the canvas I also frayed the edges to give a nice shabby chic effect

A close up of the bottom of the page before I sprayed

I also punched out some circles and stamped on those as well and sprayed the canvas pieces with the same colours of Distress Stain Sprays I had used on the back ground,  unfortunately as usual I got carried away at this point and forgot to take separate photos as i applied the sprays but basically i started with a bit of Wild Honey, added some Tea Dye and some Cracked Pistachio and then the dark bits are Ground Espresso - this is such a fab brown.  Most of the ground espresso was added by taking the top off and using the pipey bit(technical term) to drip the the colour down the page and around the edges and also around the texture paste circles.

I added some more bits of canvas and then stamped with brown archival directly onto the textured circles.  I used a fab set by Kaisercraft.

It needed something else so i added some white linen Dylusions spray

The key to this I think is adding a bit of spray at a time, and not being afraid to just spray and have fun without going too mad lol! Adding a spray or two of water after you have sprayed the ink - not too much but enough to blend!

Have fun and happy crafting