Wednesday 21 May 2014

Journal Page {with Lynne Perrella Stamps by Helen Mazengarb}

Hello, it's Helen here,  from Down Under, I’m very happy to be on the PaperArtsy Blog once again. When Darcy asked me if I would like to do another guest spot I jumped at the chance. I chose a set of stamps from the Lynne Perrella Collection #LPC028 to play with and decided to work in my small Dylusion’s journal.

To begin with I prepped the page with gesso and then applied grunge paste through a Prima stencil. Following this I adhered some tissue paper and then applied a coat of Mushroom Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic.

 As some of the tissue paper was sticking up where I didn’t want it to so I spread some more grunge paste in random spots. Then I added some more paint layers using Candy Floss mixed with Mushroom, then Candy Floss.

Using the script stamp from the LPC028 and Plum Archival Ink I stamped some images randomly through the background. Then using the long flowerpot stamp I stamped some images using Magenta Hue Archival Ink. Following this I mixed Claret paint with  glazing liquid, (you could use matte,satin or gloss depending on the look you are going for).to create a glaze which after painting it on I let it sit on the page for about 2 minutes then wiped it off with baby wipes.

Now to start working on the foreground, I stamped the house stamp along the bottom of the pages in black ink. Then I stamped the large lady on the right hand page and then once again on some art paper. I mixed some Blush paint and glazing liquid to make the paint more transparent and painted the dress and hat of the lady. I cut out the main shape not worrying about the dangly bits as they are already on the page from the first stamped image. Then I glued it over the first stamped image. On another piece of paper I did some second generation stamping with the last stamp from the set and then over the top I wrote, “she remained true to herself”, trimmed and inked the edges and glued on the page. To finish off I spritzed some Peacock Feathers marker around the page and inked the edge of the page with black ink.

The lighter paint brushed lightly over the darker shade creates great depth , especially over and around the textured areas. 

I hope you enjoy my journal page and find some inspiration to try some of these techniques yourself. 
Happy crafting, Helen.

A huge thanks to Helen from all at PaperArtsy HQ. We love how this page is totally transformed from one layer of colour to the next. The final layer is full of light and truly brings the page alive. 

If you would like to join in our weekly challenge with any of this week's guests who have blogged since Sunday night, then join in to link up your creativity HERE you will go in the draw to win PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by17:00 (London time) Sunday 25th May 2014


Helen said...

what a wonderful journal page, I love all the texture you've created, and that is a gorgeous colour.

craftytrog said...

It's gorgeous Helen, very inspiring!
Alison xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Ooh Helen I love this. Great colour choice and I love that stamp xx

Kezzy said...

Wow gorgeous stunning journal page, I love all the textures and colours are amazing :-) Kezzy

Julie S said...

I want to reach through the screen and feel the texture on your pages. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Wow, stunning page. I love the colour, but the textures from the GP & tissue paper are really fantastic.

Keren Baker said...

Such textural detail. Love the completed effect ! Gorgeous colour too!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous colours and texture Helen. Great to see you back,

Lucy x

Helen Smit said...

Thank you ladies for your lovely comments. I really love doing projects for PaperArtsy so hopefully I will back soon.

Cocofolies said...

Gorgeous texture on this page!! :) x