My first Patwits circle journal page… second circle!

So today I get to share with you a journal page (a front and a back) I made for Linda in her amazing shape journal.  She constructed a journal held together with a nut and bolt in the middle and all the pages are different shapes and colours.

I chose this page made with a kraft colour…

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I started with a layer of stamping.

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I used Hot Picks stamps and brown archival ink to add some pattern.  Then I added more stamping using the Ellen Vargo splodgy circles.  Then I added paint!

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Lots of lovely warm and bright colours to go with the colours Linda had chosen for her covers.  Then more stamping, this time used paints to add more pattern.

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Now time to add some tape and white paint and brown accents through stencils and more stamps.

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Here is how I left it for a day to decide on how I wanted to finish the page now I had plenty of colour and pattern going on.

I decided to stick with the line cut flowers and create a BIG flower as my main image.

First a layer of stamping in Cheesecake paint…
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Then stamped the others in paint onto book paper.
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After this picture I added distress stain on top so that it had two shades of colour. After cutting them out I then started adding them to the page.
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I also added some outlines with distress stain and a paintbrush.
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I then added the sentiment from the same stamp set and then sprayed the whole page with water to soften the lines.
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Next I added some dots of liquid pearls to add some texture and bling.
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So this was side one… time to flip it over and complete the second side! And time to change up the colour scheme.
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Bora Bora and white gesso are the first layer, applied by fingers and blending them together.

Next some stamping and a bit more colour and some stencilling using South Pacific and Taupe, some Hot Picks stamps and a Darcy stencil.
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Next I decided to add a focal feature on some other layers… so a piece of canvas painted with Nougat and South Pacific.
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Then a piece of cream card painted with the leftover paints on the palette and a coat of crackle glaze.
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Love that crackle!

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Stamped the focal image from the Hot Picks stamps in Taupe and the cut and tore the image and layered it onto the canvas. Decided it needed another soft layer… out came some muslin and the sewing machine.
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Whilst the machine was out I added some scruffy sewing to some patterned paper circles I had die cut.
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I added paint and some stencilling to these and then chose my favourite two to add to the layout.
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Love how the elements work together.

Added buttons for the flower centres threaded with twine and then some pearl accents for the stencilled flowers.

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Next I chose my quote and stamped that with some alpha stamps onto Very Vanilla cardstock. I also added some transparent gloss texture paste through a Emma Godfrey stencil… just some dots.
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I used spectrum noir pencils to add some final bits of shading and colour for the words.

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Also added some pearl accents round the centre hole to finish it off as it looked a little rough on this side.

I absolutely loved working on these pages. The central hole added an interesting twist of whether to ignore it or build from it. Also loved that the two sides are so different.

So onto the next person the journal goes and looking forward to starting on my next journal in the circle!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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