Monday 31 August 2015

Fun times!

I decided to play in my new art journal again.

I glued down some bits of old map using Soft Gel under and over the map.

I mixed some Primary Elements Royal Orchid with Clear Granular gel and applied it to the page through a stencil and left it to dry overnight.

I sanded off some of it where I had been particularly heavy handed!  Then I covered over the whole page with black gesso and some water.

Before the black gesso dried I wiped some of it off with a wet wipe.  Then I sprinkled some Primary Elements Indian Copper onto the page.

I sprayed it with water and the pigment ran wherever it wanted when I lifted the page vertically.  As this had worked I did the same on the other page.

I sprinkled the page with Primary Elements Lovestruck and sprayed with water.

After I dried the page I sprinkled it with  Primary Elements Green Pearl.

When I sprayed the water it reactivated the Lovestruck.

However when I dried it the colours mixed together. I mixed some Primary Elements Teal Zircon with the glaze and dry brushed it onto the raised parts.

So what to do now?

Well, I stamped with Black Archival although it didn't show up too much.  I glued 3 Tim Holtz Pen Nibs.  I tore a piece of paper napkin and glued just the top layer to the page and then stuck a saying on the top.

It's all a bit dark and the photos don't show the colours too well.  However I enjoyed playing and next time I'll use white gesso!

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. This is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your very creative process.

  2. Wow, this is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this!

  3. Lots of new products to me... loved seeing the different stages and love the result


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