Saturday, October 26, 2013

a page a day 11 - 18

... so some of my friends have reminded me that i haven't posted in a while ... eeeks, they are so right, once again I am a wee bit behind in my blogging .... I kind of have a love/hate relationship with my blog right now ... i really want to resume regular blogging, but then again ... i really just wanna play!

So that challenge i was working on ... a page a day for 30 days ... well, it's still in progress ... i was right on track until day 25 when i just kindof came to a screeching halt ... just a lot of other things to do that got in my way ...

So here we go ... I have tons of fun doing these pages to date, and have learned a lot

page 11 
I tried a bit of "magazine art" on this page ... i had a few technical issues ... the magazine paper wrinkled and was difficult to paint over .... i also tried using a few rub-ons .... i now have a way to use up all of those rubons i have been hoarding for years ...

Page 12
lots and lots of layers on this page ... mainly blotching bigger layers using larger stencils ... i think i like using smaller scaled stencils better ... old book pages and again some rubons ... i am loving using "claudine helmuth" paints by Ranger ... fab translucency!

Page 13
a cutesy little page using stamps.  the background is primarily Distress Stains ... the mushrooms are painted with dylusions ink sprays.
page 14
practicing painting ... a story about a little birdie ... in this case my bird is cut from a gelli print.  I am wishing i had a better font ... must practice my writing skills...

Page 15 ... I am learning that i really like simple backgrounds ... is this so bad, or do all journal pages need complicated multi layered backgrounds?  I am also finding that my two favourite colours to use on a page are black and white ... what a surprise!  but i love the way they pop on a coloured page.

page 16
what i love about dylusions sprays is that they run beautifully ... i used sprays over a distress stained background ... i also used my water based white sharie pen ... i bled out the white ink on the yellow flowers and loved the results.
page 17
used some book pages on this one ... and used gel medium transfer on the small newsprint areas ... i had fun with this one ...

 page 18
distress stain background covered lightly with gesso ... then used distress paints and ran them ... this was one of my favourite pages ...again loving the use of white and black on a colourful page.

 I am learning lots with these little pages ... you can learn a lot from the internet, especially youtube, but there is nothing like practicing and experimenting to really learn what you like to use, and what you like to do!!!

thanks so much for stopping by!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwww! You have been busy!! These are gorgeous! I love love love the colors!!!!

Sue C said...

If I have to use one wors it would be this:

Izzy said...

Your journal pages are so beautiful and creative!