I've been busy with all sorts of things of late and have really missed having a play just for me, so I spent a couple of happy hours yesterday afternoon playing in my journal. My poor blog has also been badly neglected so I took step by step photos so I could type up a little tutorial for you guys.
I found a double page that I had previously started that didn't really float my boat and thought I would work over it.
I started by painting some Matt Glaze over the pages and sprinkling on some Infusions. I used "A Bit Jaded" and "Golden Sands"....these are my two favourite colours and blended using a wide paintbrush.
This is a technique that I demoed at Stevenage which I really like and have used a lot. I painted some more Matt Glaze over an area of the Jaded Infusions and sprinkled on some Golden Sands and blended with my paintbrush. While it was still wet, I used a baby wipe to remove some of the colour through a stencil (PS005), to reveal the colour underneath.
Love this effect!
I repeated this with one of Emma Godfrey's stencils (PS018)
Now to start filling in the gaps. I found a giant, tube shaped packaging thingy.....you know, one of those polystyrene, squidgy things and used it as a stamp.
Then I used some of that sticky mesh tape that builders use to join plaster boards together, this makes a great stencil.
I found a piece of Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap and stuck that down with Matt Medium.
Loving Emma's mini trio of flowers (EM23)
I painted in the butterfly with a selection of Fresco paints and Matt Glaze to make them more translucent.
And finally, this tree (I think it's an iStencil) which I enhanced with Prisma pencils.
It was so nice to be creative again, what a great way to spend a couple of hours.