Thursday, 18 December 2014

Wintery Journalling {with LPC Stamps by Alison Bomber}

Hello everyone, Alison (butterfly) here again from Words and Pictures, and delighted to be back with you here at PaperArtsy with some Wintry Journalling today.
This page is created using Lynne Perrella stamps and the colours from the JOFY Limited Edition Set 2 Fresco paint set, with just a couple of extra colours taking part.  The Chalk, Slate and Turquoise combination from the set has a really fresh wintry feel to me - and I even managed to find a place for the Cherry Red in the end!


Let me take you through the stages...  As you know, I'm a texture lover, so the whole thing started from there.  I took a piece of cheesecloth to fit the page, and created a couple of tears within it.  I Gesso'd the page first and pressed the cheesecloth down into that layer rather than use any glue or medium.  And while it was all still wet, I used a natural sponge to apply Grunge Paste.  The sponging creates lots of random texture, with lovely variation and detail.


Over that I applied the Chalk and Slate from the JOFY Limited Edition set, with a hit of Taupe too, to create some shading and shadowing.  I stamped the fabulous postage stamp images from Lynne Perrella 030 onto some of the Waxed Tissue Paper in white.  I blended Watering Can and Coffee Archival inks directly onto the stamp, so that both the Slate and the Taupe were echoed in the stamping.
Lynne Perrella 030
I then tore the image to create pieces that would fit into the cheesecloth "frames", as well as adding some of the remaining stamped elements around the edges.  I spritzed the leftover paint on my craft mat with some water and used the wrong end of a paintbrush to splatter it across the page.


At this point, I was sort of thinking of sticking to the neutrals, but somehow it looked unfinished.  So out came the Turquoise to create another layer of framing, this time in colour.  In the long run I added just a touch of Inky Pool to give even more depth of colour in certain places.


The Cherry Red adds a hit of contrasting colour: full-on colour in the lips of both women (which have even had a drop of Glossy Accents for added gloss and dimension), and a subtle blush on the cheeks.


The Word Band has Chalk paint filling the lettering, and a sweep of Silver Treasure Gold around the edges, so that it really blends with everything else going on on the page.


In fact, the frosty wintry look is highlighted with Silver Treasure Gold throughout the page, applied with my finger, to give just a hint of icy shimmer over all that Grunge Paste and cheesecloth texture. And there's just a few more splatters of paint - Slate, Turquoise and Chalk - to finish the whole thing off.


So that's my Wintry Journalling for you.  I hope you like it.  Thanks so much for stopping by today - it's always lovely to hear what you think, and I'm so grateful to all of you for your generous comments and feedback here.  See you soon!
Alison. 

A huge thanks to Alison from all at PaperArtsy for this great page bursting with texture. So many fabulous mediums brought together with grunge paste,paints and stamps. 

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32 comments:

Claire said...

A beautiful project - loving all that wonderful texture and that little pop of red in there is just perfect! Claire xx

Helen said...

what a beautiful journal page, I adore all the texture, and the simple colour scheme is just fantastic. I want to play now...must make time!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AMAZING!

craftytrog said...

Ooh! Gorgeous texture Alison! xxx

Hazel Agnew said...

It's absolutely grungetastic Alison. Wouldn't expect anything less. No cheesecloth but I feel a dishcloth is going to suffer! Fabulous! Xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Great page with lovely textures!

Craftyfield said...

The textures are fantastic, I love this project! My paste is running low though...

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wonderful, so restrained. Love the look of stone you have achieved. Got my IKEA paper to do your wrapping paper idea today!

Lucy x

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE it! Think I need toe enter the challenge!

Fliss said...

Stunningly textured and such beautiful colour and detail Alison. Love it!
Fliss xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

It's a very fascinating page Alison! It looks so simple and beautiful in spite of using a lot of texture. I love the page and really want play with you. xxx

Karen Garrard said...

Wow what a wonderful journal page Alison! You obviously rock texture, love the cheesecloth and images. Beautifully done! Karen.x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Wonderful page Alison, all the texture looks fab.

Deborah Wainwright said...

Absolutely stunning Alison love it xx

kit cochran said...

This is my favorite work of all your art that I've had the pleasure of viewing. It's just stunning because it has such depth. The cast of characters within your piece just jump off the page. I love it and thank you for sharing it.

Dorthe said...

I love it, it is stunning , the paste texture, the stamps, the red lips to give extra colour, an amazing page, Alison !
Hugs,Dorthe

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great texture on this page, how clever...it works so well all toghether Alison!
greetings, Alie

Sarah B said...

love the whole load of texture you've achieved - the pop of red is an amazing finishing touch x

JackieP Neal said...

it truly is about creating yourself isn't it Alison?
What a fabulous piece you have created here- I love Lynne's stamps and the textures that you married with your images and colors- Just deliciousness all over!! Thank you so much for sharing!! xo

Sandy said...

Wow is right pretty lady. Love those faces on this journal page. They really suit the texture.
Sandy xx

Paper Profusion said...

Brilliantly tactile - fantastic page! Nicola x

Corrie Herriman said...

Beautiful page, love, love all that texture !
Corrie x

Lin said...

Alison I absolutely love love love this!! from the lovely texture to the colours and the stamps you've used!! I will def be having a go at this

Coco said...

Gorgeous page Alison!!! Love the way you have created it, using cheesecloth, grunge paste, paints and then stamping.. Fantastic step-by-step once again, thank you! I will try your technique as soon as possible, I love it. Hugs, Coco xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

I just love the texture and colour scheme on this wonderful journal page. It is the perfect blend of winter frostiness and winter warmth.I really love the use of the cheesecloth too. It never ceases to amaze me how wonderfully adaptable that Lynne Perrella plate is - fast becoming one of my all-time favourites. It looks perfect as part of this stunning wintry page. Happy and creative Christmas, Alison. xx

Dee Adams said...

Really love everything about this page the colours the stamps this is a lovely page. Happy Christmas Dee x

Gio said...

Amazing texture! I love how you blended the stamped images on the page!

Sara Barker said...

Wow, Alison! I love all the creativity of this journal page. The cheesecloth background is a genius idea, the subtle coloring is perfect for the wintry theme of this journal page. Love all the thought processes you took us through. Perhaps in the New Year I will give this journal art form a try.

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous page Alison! Love all the texture and inlaid images! So creative!

pearshapedcrafting said...

I haven't touched my journal for a while but this has me heading towards it as soon as I get up tomorrow! Fabulous! Chrisx

Marci said...

Wonderful!

Wanda Hentges said...

Totally fabulous!!! LOVE all that texture!!!

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