Monday 1 April 2013

April Challenge

The challenge set today on 12 Months in View is:
"Using Lime green, Lemon and Bluebell blue make a page, a layout, a tag, whatever you will based on any of the inspiration you have found on this blog post."

I decided I would try out some of the things I learned with Dina Wakley and that are contained in her book, Art Journal Freedom.

I spread a very thin layer of Gesso on the journal pages.  I added the green paint - rather too much of it really and it's probably too dark.  I added the paint with an old credit card which has given some hard lines.   Using the same stencil I used on Saturday I removed some of the paint with a baby wipe through the stencil.

I added the lemon paint with my fingers and did the same technique with the stencil.  I added the blue with my fingers and then used Dina's Mosaic stencil and a baby wipe to remove the paint.

I dipped a plastic top in white acrylic paint and 'stamped' 7 circles across the page.

While the white circles were drying, using a set of bird stamps and Archival ink, I stamped on book paper and some scrapbook cardstock and cut them out.

I wrote part of The Wasteland quote across the page and then stuck on the birds.
I felt it lacked something, so i added the red paint through some sequin waste.

I look forward to seeing what you do today with the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Super page Bernice, great use of white space too. I have Dina's book as well but haven't got into it yet. BJ

  2. Wonderful page Bernice. I must try some of these techniques. In spite of not getting it before when I had the chance, I've now given in and added the book to my wishlist.

  3. This is amazing Bernice, I love the colour combination, it has a wonderful grunge to it. The birds are a brilliant idea. Love it lots. I have no idea why I hadn't been to your blog before, but I love it, so I'm following you now. Michelle x

  4. I love this. So creative and artful.


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