Friday, 17 February 2012

Back To More Pages ....

Now that I can take a breather from The Wedding preparation paranaphalia (but only for a little while - lol) I've been playing again in the little black Journal and the bigger one. I saw this idea on Kate Crane's blog - putting all the different heads on the Dylusions stamp sets on sticks ..... 
Just love the frogs - and the skulls are pretty cool too ....
And here is a page from the bigger Journal using the same' head on stick' idea ....
And another page - without heads on sticks ....
Part 3 of Dyan Reaveley's adventures at CHA which she posted on her blog on Wednesday, included a video.  Having felt that I can't quite master the Spray Ink thing (despite having all her spray inks), I had another go after watching it.  This time I used an A4 sketchbook, which had a couple of pages sort of done in it - most notably some magazine images which had taken for ever to dry - the glue that is - so had been temporarily abandoned ...
So - there I am with spray bottle of water - a Judikins one which I've had for years and kept stopping spraying - so that went across the room to be replaced by a Mini Mister.  Great - but bit of a pain to keep filling it up - lol. Anyways I digress - spray page with water and then lovely colours of ink.  Trouble was I kept coming back to reddy, orangey, with bits of dark, colour - which I didn't like.  So gessoed over those for another time and started again.
This one is Bubblegum, Satsuma and Peridot.  I did the water spray, ink spray thing and then shut the book - but there's still quite a lot of white left - but I quite like it
Have to say - that 'shutting the book' was an experience - ink squidged out all over the place - and being a bit of a neat and prissy person I was quite shocked to see the edges of all the pages in the book dripped on and marks on the cover - but I rose above it - lol - and really got into it.
This one is Bubblegum, Satsuma and Turquoise.  Two disasters here - one I tried to gesso through a circle stencil - just like Dyan did - but not ending up just like Dyan's - lol.  Hence big white splodge on right hand page - lol.  I am sure that will be covered up ....  Second was one my tops that I wear for work I sort of creamy wheat colour now has pretty splats of turquoise on it - hey ho !!!! You can tell from the leaves (the white bits) that I've bought myself some new pens - Uni Posca poster paint pens.  Just love them and must get a black one.
This one is Bubblegum (again), Sunshine and Sky Blue.  This is better I thought - much lighter and fresher ...
I was dead impressed that I managed the 'ghosting' with the stencils - mind you a bit drippy on the left page.  Note to self - must practice flipping the stencil over - lol.  Here's the same pages with some more 'layers' - plastic top circles, credit card lines and light stamping with Dylusions backgrounds.  Some of the circles and lines are in gold acrylic - which is pretty cool ....
So there you are - it's the weekend - so will have time to play - especially as my mate from the newsagents around the corner from work went to the Cash and Carry and got me two packs of kitchen roll - £20 for 40 rolls - can't be bad ....
Have a good weekend people ....

4 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful Journaling ... Love it!

Lorraine said...

hello Sue...like all these bright journal pages with the wacky frogs and the zetti looking legs

papel1 said...

Wow you have been busy. Your journals are wonderful. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have not decided whether I will bid on the sewing basket.
Judy

Rosie said...

I can't seem to do the spray ink thing either, so you aren't alone! I love the ghosting effects you've been getting - just keep right on playing and exploring! Well done on the granny squares blanket - I know only too well what a labour of love that is ...