Sunday 14 August 2016

2016 #15 Wallpaper Memories {by Gabrielle Price}

    2016 Topic 15: Patterns

Hi everyone Gabrielle from Crafty Thoughts here. Tonight I'd like to share with you this evening with a post about patterns. 

I love patterns and some stick with you for years! I wanted to recreate some wallpaper from my childhood. I used to count the circles before I went to sleep - I never did count them all! I couldn't just leave it as wallpaper so turned into a journal page but it could equally be a master board! 

Step One: Start by sprinkling some Infusions (I used Are You Cerise) on your page and mist with water

Step Two: When you're happy that you've let the Infusions react with the water, wipe the page with a baby wipe. This will feel counter intuitive as you've made such a beautiful pattern on your page but you want the Infusions to stain the paper and act as the anchor colour for the finished result.

Step Three: I then brayered layers of Snowflake paint on top of the Infusions. (I think the sun went in when I photographed this step so the photo looks blue!)

Step Four: I added yellow circles and blue stencilled lines (PS031) using Yellow Submarine and Beach Hut. Then I sanded them to ensure a smooth surface for stamping. My wallpaper had similar circles and lines - it was in the eighties!

Step Five: Using the circles from Darcy's EDY17 I repeatedly stamped the page.


Step Six: I added a final layer of Snowflake paint - the eighties were fond of it's pastel colours!

Step Seven: I stamped the flowers from EDY09 and EDY17 and the sentiment from EDY18. I used Beach Hut, Yellow Submarine, Bougainvillea and Limelight to paint the flowers. The Bougainvillea was mixed with water to get a stained glass effect. These flowers are such a fabulous stamp!

It was such fun trying to recreate my childhood wallpaper - I must confess I've counted the circles and that really took me back to being 8 again!
Thank you for popping by, 

Gabrielle x

Thanks for joining us Gabby, I love that you wanted to recreate your childhood patterned wallpaper. You have great layers here, with those background Infusions just peeping through. Adding a white layer between others is such a great bridging layer. ~Darcy

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Miriam said...

Gorgeous project Gabby.... love it!

Miriam said...

Gorgeous project Gabby.... love it!

Helen said...

What a fun page! love the sentiment too.

Keren Baker said...

Fascinating seeing just how many layers you've created for that effect! Lovely pages!

Wendy Mallas said...

Oh, I love circles so much. This is all so fabulous. 😍

Julie Lee said...

Wow! That's a gorgeous, journal spread, Gabrielle. Love how you used the Infusions and how you created layers and patterns reminiscent of your childhood wall-paper memories. I can remember counting repeats in patterns and falling asleep before I could count them all too! :)

Craftyfield said...

Now that's an idea.... wallpapering with Infusions, Frescos and lots of stamping! Imagine the possibilities... Wonderful spread Gabrielle!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fantastic, gabby, I love the mix of infusions and frescos! How lovely that you recreated a childhood wallpaper,

Lucy x

rachel said...

this is wonderful Gabrielle - really lovely xx

Unknown said...

Fab project hun. Love those flowers! :)

Etsuko said...

Beautiful pages Gabrielle. Lovely flowers and sentiment--Fabulous back greound, xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Love all the layers, very pretty pages. Hugs Debsxx

craftytrog said...

Beautiful pages Gabrielle! xx

craftimamma said...

Fab pages Gabrielle! Love the colours and perfect mix of stamps and stencils!

I know what you mean about counting patterns. I still do that now and follow shapes with an imaginery pencil, lol!

Lesley Xx

Etsuko said...

Fabulous pages and beautiful the background pattern. xx