Make your own sunshine

I have another sample made for the Art journalling session theme of weather and or seasons.

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I chose to work on a page in my Dylusions journal and it was one that had some ink wiped off onto it from other projects.  Looking at this I decided I wanted a watery look to the page.  I did however have some bits of scrap paper on the desk so I decided to get these onto the page first.

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I tore them up and placed them fairly randomly around the page. Then gave it a coat of gesso to tone it down and give it some tooth.

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Next to add the watery colour… I couldn’t resist getting the Brushos out.

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Turquoise and yellow brushos applied quite generously and with plenty of bursts of water.

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Then added some aquamarine too in a few places to give a different tone of colours.

After ten minutes it was drying nicely.

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And after a few hours it looked fabulous.

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Next it was time for some more texture.

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I coloured some texture paste with some yellow brusho to make it a light yellow colour. I used a stencil from Balzer designs and stencilled some of the circles.

Then I took a Paperartsy stencil and added some gesso through that to create some white elements.

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Once the texture paste and gesso were dry I added some ink to a Tim Holtz embossing folder which is like sun beams and then spritzed it and used it like a stamp so the beams come from the centre of the page.

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This looks better once dry than it does here. Then I added some stamping using the Timeless Textures stamps to add some more pattern and texture.

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I then chose my title based on something pinned on Pinterest for the group.  I used lots of different alphas to create the title and them used a white pen to finish it off.  I also added some bits of washi tape to add more colour and texture to the page. 

The last addition was a bit of green spray ink I had in a little Tim Holtz spray bottle. Think it might have been aquatint but not sure… anyway I gave a few spritzes and jobs a good’un!!!

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This is the finished page.  How lovely and fresh. 

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Hope that you like the finished page.  I am pleased with it.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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