Practising in my journal

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I’m not at home tonight so a prepared post for you…  

Sometimes it’s good to just refresh yourself on techniques and this page was an attempt to do just that. 

When we did the Seth Apter class with the Paperartsy gang I learnt so much and decided to refresh myself on some of those techniques on a journal page, whilst using different products and stamps of course! 

So this is a page in the Dylusions journal and the page has already 2 layers of paint on it where there were colours mixed together on each layer. I kept to a warm colour palette with creams and red and orange and coral for this part. Time to let it dry before the next stage.

Next I added more paint by mono printing it from a piece of scrap cardstock and this time I chose two different dark blues and chalk and yellow and brown. Again time to let it dry.

Time to add some stencilling. I used both ink (Archival in sepia) and paint (Midnight) to add some pattern into the background. 

And next I added some die cuts that I had painted which are Tim Holtz ones. I didn’t buy any of the Seth Apter ones … but they are definitely on my wish list! 

Next I got out some stamps…. firstly some Seth Apter ones I did buy! And then Gorgeous Grunge ones. I stamped using both paints and archival ink. And then added splatters of white paint over the page. 

Next it was time for  focal image. I chose to die cut a wonky circle shape with two dies and to add thread and bakers twine and a butterfly as the focus. Then I set to with paint pens adding all the marks that Seth inspired us to do. If there is a shape… add a mark is basically the technique. Then I decided my little focal area needed some bling. Quite a departure from Seth’s style!  Out came the glass Glitter I’ve had for a long time and never use… I am not a loose Glitter person normally but this needed texture and not just stickles. I did add stickles too but mainly what you can see is the glass Glitter.  And that then led to the title for the page. 

I love this richly coloured layered page. I think it is actually showing a bit of Maremismallart influence on the cluster as well as Seth for the background etc. So a good practise and a good end result. 

Happy crafting! 


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