Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hello friends, Where do my days go? 

 Just a little bit of what I've been up to!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Journal pages

Hey blogging friends, I know it's been a while since I've posted and I haven't been around to visit you all.
I've been busy with my Mum here from interstate.  We've been catching up, seeing Doctors, Specialists and Dentist.

I thought I'd show you a few Journal pages that I've achieved recently.  Not much time for anything else.
That's one thing I love about Journaling, I'm still creating and can come and go into my studio as I please without fussing too much!
This journal is made by me with scrap postcards, chipboard and other junk mail that I've painted in Gesso then covered with whatever I please.

This page has stamping, washes of colour and the flower is a napkin.

You know how napkins come in three ply~well the 2nd and 3rd ply can be stuck onto an A4 page with removable tape, cut down to size and put through your printer. Great idea for larger pieces of writing.
I'm a messy writer, so I love this idea.
For this piece I painted the background in Jo Sonja-Blackberry, Used a Stencil and Smoked Pearl and cut creative words from Kaisercraft, Chapter One Collection.

Have you done a tortoiseshell background using Isocol~rubbing Alcohol Antiseptic?
I started with a wash of Jo Sonja Pacific Blue, while still wet I splattered the Isocol over the paint which leaves the lighter circles. Dry and continue in the same manner with Colbolt Blue Hue then Pthalo Blue letting dry between colours. I then splattered Silver using a damp tooth brush and added my writing with a Silver Sharpie.
This background effect can be done in any colour combination.
Creative Hugs, Anna