Imagine

Today I have a day off work. It is a day to rest and recuperate after the madness of 10th birthday celebrations and also to take the princess to her mock exam for keyboard. (Next week is her actual exam so already feeling jittery!). Not really got much crafting time on the agenda this week unfortunately as the parents are in the spare room (not unfortunate to have them there, just unfortunate that I can’t do much crafting!). Might have to just grab a colouring book later and do some colouring in instead. So here is a pre – prepared post about another journal page I did.

Last week I shared a page in my Dylusions journal using one of the Vogue colouring in book images.  This is a page I started before I had finished the other for the opposite page.  I decided I wanted to keep to similar colours so it was easy to do this as nothing had been put away.

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The page had some marks from wiping off the stencils.

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I started with Guacamole, Baltic Blue and White acrylic that were on the palette already.  I used a credit card to scrape them across the page.

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Next I added the orange paint (Docrafts Guava), Bora Bora and more white.

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Next I added some yellow (Docrafts Buttercup) through a Clarity stencil.

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Then I added distress stain in Twisted citron and Spiced Marmalade (?).  This filled in some of the gaps and blended nicely.

Now to check how it looks against the other page…

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The other page has more layers and is definitely darker in appearance… also because the woman is a large image I realise I will have to be careful about what else I put on the page to balance them out.

So I added some gelatos and a little more Baltic Blue blended in, some blue lines from a credit card edge and then stencilled the word IMAGINE from an Andy Skinner stencil. Then finger painted the circles on the left hand side.
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Sorry about the blurry picture.

Then the white paint came out again… and the stamps.
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These Kim Dellow Paperartsy stamps are just fabulous. Love those circles. Now how is the balance of the two pages doing?
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Think it is the red gelato colour I am missing from this page and splatters too. Plus I really needed to finish the other page off with a title/quote etc… then work out why I put imagine on this one! Didn’t think much when I did it… just did it!

So…
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I added some of the red gelatos and them took some off with baby wipe through a stencil. I also doodled on the circles to create some flower heads.

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I wasn’t happy with the balance between this and the opposite page still so out came white paint and black paint and a bit more of the Baltic Blue. Using the same stencil (Latin script) on this page with black also helped to link the pages. Plus I added some gold paint to give the page some shine.
I also wasn’t happy with how stark the Imagine looked so knocked that back a bit too. I also took the opportunity to go round the edge with the blue on a sponge to provide a bit of a frame for the page.
And of course there were some paint splatters… I don’t seem to be able to stop splattering these days… you should see the state of the desk! Oops!

I was much happier now and so time to look for some words.
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These all spoke to me and worked with imagine and the opposite page title of Choose your own style. They are Tim Holtz Chit chat stickers. I outlined them and added more doodles to the flowers.

So here is the full page…
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And with its opposite page…
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These were such lovely pages to work on and I embraced the bit at a time and layer by layer principle for both of them and it really paid off.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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