Friday, 26 April 2013

Playing with new stuff!!!

Hi guys - well day 5 - I think I actually might manage to blog for the 7 days in a row after all.  I wasn't sure I would be able to do it but thought it was worth a try.
So today I decided to do a page in one of my smaller journals just for a change, also I decided to do the background as well rather than use an already made one - as a treat for keeping up with blogging this week. lol!
So I thought I would also trying using things I have never used before, so this is what I did.
I put some Gesso on the background using a splodger (or in my case an old gift card as it was handy) so that the gesso went on unevenly to give me some texture.  While I had it out I did several pages in other journals as well.  Why not when you have the stuff out anyway.
A couple of weeks ago I bought 3 Adirondak re inkers to do a project by Dina Wakely (still haven't got round to that one) and I thought I would try them on this background.  So I put a little drop of each colour on the top of the page (because it is a re inker the colour is very intense) and used the gift card to spread it down the page.  Then I splattered and sprayed it with water to get the colours running.  

The photograph doesnt really do it justice
I was going to do some more work on the background to build up the layers, but I liked it so much I left it as it was.
Stamped with a Kaisercraft stamp and put on the quote I saw this morning and liked and it was as simple as that.  Probably one of the quickest pages I've done.
I really like the effect of the background done like this so think I might have to go back and play around with it some more.
Hope its given you some ideas.
Happy playing!!
x HUGZ x

1 comment:

  1. love this page Donna. Sometimes simple really works. Am going to borrow this quote for my 'Magic Happens' gratitude journal. That lampost stamp looks huge!!! Thanks for sharing lol xxx


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