Wednesday, 24 June 2015

2015 #12 Flower Power Journal Page {by Alison Hall}

2015 Topic 12: Stencils

Hi everyone, Alison/Craftytrog here, joining you this evening with a journal page that has lots of layers of texture, paint, and stencilling. I love building up layers on a journal page, and seeing where it takes me. 

Step One: I'm working in a Large Prima Finnabair Sunrise Sunset Journal. I removed one of the plain pages, then used Ranger Matte Medium to adhere a layer of White Tissue, scrunching the tissue to make lots of creases. 

Step Two: I painted a coat of Art Basics Heavy Black Gesso over the whole page. This provides a wonderful, dark base for all the colours to go over.

Step Three: Next, I used a palette knife to apply Grunge Paste around the edges of my page, with PaperArtsy Stencil EEG 015.

Step Four: Now to add some colour with my Brayer! I began with Yellow Submarine Fresco Finish Paint, then Tango, then Autumn Fire, then some Brown Shed and Chocolate Pudding. It was looking a bit Halloweeny and I wasn't loving that look, so I finished with some Snowflake to lighten it up. Much better!

Step Five: Time for some more stencilling, and a contrasting colour! First, I used a Stencil Brush to add some arrows with Mermaid Fresco Paint and PaperArtsy Stencil EEG 018, then I used Bora Bora with the Crafter's Workshop Mini Art Is Stencil. I used up the Bora Bora paint left on my Stencil Brush over the Grunge Paste Circles around the edges.

Step Six: The piece of paper I used to clean my brayer on in Step Four, provided a great background to stamp some petals and circles from Ellen Vargo Eclectica Stamp Set EEV 09 onto.

Step Seven: I also stamped the Nature Phrase from EEV 10 onto the above background, then cut out the petals, flower centres, and words. I wanted some extra texture, so I used Glossy Accents to glue some orange and red seed beads to the flower centres.

Step Eight: Time to put my page together. I cut some flower stems from the leftover background in Step Six, glued these onto my page, added the petals, flower centres and words. I used a soft black pencil to outline the flowers, words and beaded circles, doodled some dots on the stems with a black Fineliner Pen, then glued some beads to the Grunge Paste circle centres to finish.

I'm so happy with how this page turned out, although I almost gave up on it halfway through! Sometimes you need to persevere with adding more paint and stencilling until your artwork blossoms into something you like. Adding beads to your art is a great way to get some gorgeous sparkle and texture, and that extra bit of dimension. 

I hope I've inspired you to get creative with your stencils

Alison xxx
Craftytrog's Inky Adventures

Those flower petals that Ellen designed are so cool, pointy bit in or out they give a totally different look, they really are great to work with! Those beaded centres are cool, and pick up the colours in your background nicely too! Thanks for sharing your journalling with us! ~Leandra

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Lucy Edmondson said...

This is terrific, Alison, those beaded centres look amazing!

Lucy x

Julie Lee said...

Loving all these layers, Alison. I especially love that base of black Gesso and I agree with Lucy that the beaded centres look terrific! xxx

ellen vargo designs said...

Love your journal page! Beautiful!

Helen said...

Loving all the layers of colours and contrasts.. Great use of the stencils too.

Lauren Hatwell said...

What a great page! Love how all the colours work together and the bead flower centres are just fabulous. Lx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Alison .... Bravo! Stunning page with so much interest and I do love the seed beads on the centre of the flowers.

Hazel Agnew said...

Fabulous post Alison! Love the colours and the beads are a great addition! Xx

rachel said...

amazing page - love this to bits - so clever xx

By Neymes said...

Amei a idéia de canutilho no miolo das flores,parabéns pela criatividade.Beijo.Valéria.(Brasil).

Etsuko said...

What a stunning Journal page Alison!! The Ellen's flowers have very matched to the fab background. I love this. xxx

Kirsten said...

Fab journal page, the flowers look great.

SCarol said...

wow, this is stunning!

Astrid Maclean said...

Fab page, - love how you did the flowers!

craftimamma said...

Fabulous, rich page Alison!

Lesley Xx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is fantastic Alison!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Fabulous journal page, Alison, love to see how you built all layers!!

Fliss said...

My goodness Alison! This is absolutely stunning and the amount of detail and texture is breathtaking. Really love it!
Fliss xx

~*~Patty S said...

Fabulous textures and so much fun to see your creative steps Alison!
Wonderful piece you created.
oxo said...

This is beautiful Alison x

Carol said...

Fab page - love the beads and layers xx

butterfly said...

Glorious garden - full of texture, colour and life - wonderful!
Alison xx

MaRyKaY said...

Love the flowers

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