On Tuesday after doing the Courage Journal Page in the previous post, I decided to play a little with my Gellie Plate. Probably inspired by Carolyn Dube's Tuesday Link Party Play. I used several stencils and craft acrylic paint to achieve the prints in the gallery below. Now they are just waiting for the right project to be used in.
Some of these prints are ghost images and some are clean up papers, some are even on the back side of another print.
This page was designed mostly digitally using Rebecca McMeen’s Jane set. I have also used stamps from Tim Holtz Nature stamp set. The rest of the journaling is Undercurrent BTN. I used white acrylic paint and drywall tape as a stencil and a circle mark making tool. The face is stamped with Jet Black Archival ink and the feathers are stamped with Walnut Stain distress ink.
This is my entry on Carolyn Dube's Link Party this week.
This journal page is from last week, but I never had time to post it until now. For this one I started with a paper napkin gift from a friend and I really wanted to build my page around it. The background is a freebie from my desktop publishing programe as is the image of the book and other things at the top of the page. The sentiment "little itty bitty pieces of me is from Rebecca McMeen's Jane kit. I used stencils and other mark making tools with antique white acrylic paint on the page after gluing the paper napkin with matt medium. The red checkered strip at the top of the napkin image is a border stamped on paper tape.
I continued some more project today and actually did get some ATC's made, but will share wait till later to share those. But wait, there's more, I continued with another journal spread. I signed up a few days ago for another online class, this one from Jessica Sporn Floral Canvas Class. This really took me out of my comfort zone but I kept going with layers of acrylic paint, Portfolio pastels, and Conte a Paris black pencil. No disrespect to Jessica Sporn's teaching skill, but though I am pleased with my first attempt I will practice some more. All in all a very fun day.
I shared this on Carolyn Dube's Link Party where you can find more wonderful posts.
This isn't what I started to do today when I got supplies out, what ever happened to those ATC's I planned on doing? Oh well, another time, but I'm pleased with my page for today. I took inspiration from Marjie Kemper to do a little Distress Ink blending and rubber stamping. I used dusty concord, shaded violet, squeezed lemonade, shabby shutter and forest moss. I need more practice, but then the sentiment says it all, doesn't it? The rubber stamping was with Inkadinkado 60-30496 Meadow clear stamp set and jet black Archival Ink. The sentiment was stamped on tissue paper with leaf green Archival Ink and applied with matte decoupage medium. I'm always happy to hear from the lovely people who visit me here so any comment you have are welcome.
Today I worked on a journal spread from a workshop available on Bloknote website. I used my Gellie plate to make block prints as instructed in the workshop although I used different colours. Below are the resulting prints.
Next I printed the doll image provided by the instructor Marieke Blokland onto my Gellie print and outlined with a Sharpie marker. I painted an area where the doll is placed with antique white light acrylic paint, redrew the lines with the marker again. The next step was to paint the face, dress and hair with watercolours. The details on the doll are coloured with Crayola markers. I added washi tape on the edges and to scraps of the Gellie print and added tose to the pages. The left hand page is printed on the Gellie print and gold acrylic paint is painted over the text. I hand wrote free with Sharpie markers and added scraps of print with washi tape.
If you would like to check out more eye candy check out the link where I just added this to Carolyn Dybe's Let's Play Link Party.
For this layout I used a distressed doll stamp on copy paper coloured with coffee, walnut and eucalyptus distressed sprays. I did some journaling with a medium Pitt pen no. 188. The right hand side uses a Quietfire Design QuoteMarks stamp from the Friendship set. The background is embossed and coloured with 2 colours of pigment ink.
I've used another Quietfire Design stamp for this layout. The left hand side has pink watercolour and gold Gelatos with "Find yourself a cup" and 2 teacups rubber stamped with Versafine ink. For the right hand side of the spread I used pink and gold Gelatos, a handwriting background stamp and a stack up teacups and teapot stamp embossed with clear bark embossing powder. There is also a piece of fabric tape.
Well I had an idea for this months quiltie swap, but hadn't started on making it yet. On Sunday I went for a little walk before getting started on sewing and took a left turn, literally, to find myself at Colours. I did want to get a 360 degree protractor for drawing mandalas and I did find one, but I just had to wander around the store and found a few other interesting products. The Pentel Arts Fabric Fun Dye Sticks looked like a good thing to try even though it is a small package, more colours would be better. So on Monday after watching a couple of YouTube videos I gave them a try on some 2 in. wide strips of white cotton fabric. I used a rubber stamp, a rubber jar opener and a couple of embossing folders to do rubbings on the fabric with the dye sticks.
So I was quite excited by my results and started sewing a slightly wonky log cabin block with pieces of this fabric. I machine pieced and quilted my 4 inch block. The backing is an orange cotton and I think it turned out pretty good. I actually made two blocks, one for me to keep and one to send to my swap partner. The fabric strip I actually used was a second one I made and I did use a couple of pieces from this strip for block 2.
On Friday I was appreciating the beautiful sound of silence, well at least enough silence for me to hear my music. It was a great relief after several men hammering and using a compressor to put a new new roof on the house. So my small Friday project was to do one page in a book I created awhile ago. The cover was a large sheet of paper painted with acrylic paints and black doodles with Enamel Accents and cut down to make covers on several small journals. You can see a part of the paper scan used on my blog header. This book has three signatures with the painted paper cover on each signature and is bound with a reverse piano hinge. I titled it "Pretty Little Lines" with the intention of rubber stamping quotes from Quietfire Design. The first page is painted with pink watercolours and the quote is stamped on pale pink cardstock. It is the diecut and layered over a black cardstock and glued to the top left of the page. I used a Tattered Lace Kaleidoscope diecut in silver and a small flower diecut on the lower right of the page.