I decided to work in my Dina Wakley Blue Media Journal as I wanted to create a larger page and needed a sturdy paper weight to take all the layers I knew I wanted to throw at it. My plan was to use Scrapcosy stencils to make circular focal points which I could then arrange on the page to create a spotty pattern. I also decided to keep the overall look fresh by working in a blue and white colour palette, selecting a range of different blue Fresco Chalk Acrylics to work with.
For the first paper I used a brayer technique to layer four different blues and create a textured background to work on. I started with a light layer of Fresco Chalk Acrylic (Summer Sky) on three sides, before adding Fresco Chalk Acrylic (Smurf) on the next three sides (yep, I know, there's only four sides to a sheet of paper 😆 I was turning the page each time 👍). I continued in this pattern with Fresco Chalk Acrylic (Azure) and Fresco Chalk Acrylic (Iceberg), until I had a layer of colour I was happy with.
With all the papers made it was time to pull it all together. I started off by die cutting the papers into a range of different sized circles and placed these to the side. I wanted to create some extra interest in the background of the journal page, to tackle the slightly patchy colour application, so using the negative paper offcuts from the dies, I added some Fresco Chalk Acrylic Snowflake with a stippling brush to create white circles.