Tuesday, 1 April 2014

April Calendar Journal Page

Hi folks - well spring has sprung..... well so they tell me!! But I'm cautiously optimistic!
Ok start or another month so here's the journal page.
I was very lucky last month to get the chance to go to some workshops with the wonderful Dina Wakley at AFTH.  I did the 2 days doing 'A face in the crowd' and I did a day doing 'creature feature'.
I have to say I had the most amazing time and came home buzzing and wanting to go straight into the craft room and do more.  I couldn't but today I got the chance and this is what came out.

As I'm sure you will have guessed - inspired by the faces workshop.  I had done a few faces before and they were OK but I wasnt happy with most of them.  This one I'm pleased with!
Ok gesso on the page then spread some Amsterdam paint on by hand (finger painting for adults - gotta luv it!!).  Did some stencilling next by rubbing some of the paint off with a baby wipe through a stencil. then Some Dylusions ink sprayed and dripped with the addition of some water, some mica spray and some acrylic inks and the background was done.
The ever faithful stabilo write all pencil helped me create the face with some highlights with a black portfolio crayon and a white pen.
The day swirls are stamped on with black and aqua archival ink, as is the date at the bottom.
I was tempted to try and put something in the white space at the bottom on the right but Dina's teaching managed to help me resist!! lol.
I loved doing my spring lady!
I hope you all find something or someone to help inspire you this month!!!
Take care!
hugs xxxxx

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