Face, body and wings by Tumblefish Studio for Deviant Scrap
Glasses, legs, lettering and all border images by Dyan's Downloads
OOoh! I'm in heaven! I've got NEW SPRAY INKS!! You can't have too many spray inks of course, they add so much depth to your journal pages. Now, I had a lot of fun putting this together and I really like the way my last two pages in my A4 Moleskine look when side-by-side. I don't know why, but I usually do single page spreads.
Thought you might like to see how this page came together because I actually remembered to take photos along the way. This is how I start a collage page, just cutting out and placing on the page till I'm happy. You may notice at this point that I am quite a messy worker LOL! (The desk isn't too bad but the floor is in a right state!):
Then, I added gesso to the page before painting a combination of pink and green in acrylic paint. On top of this I sponged gesso through a flower stencil:
Here's the fun bit. Dyan at AFTH has just released these new spray inks in HOT HOT HOT colours:
If you want a bit of shimmer, and I usually do, then you can also add a bit of Pearl Pigments:
These inks sit beautifully on top of acrylics (as well as layering up very nicely on their own), really intensify the colour of the paints, and look like this over the stencilled flowers:
They can also create fab little pools of colour like this, and I just love this effect:
So, after spraying everything in sight and getting my hands messy AGAIN I glued the images and border pieces down and doodled around the edges to bring it all together. It still looks really unfinished at this point:
What brings it all together is the journaling and the doodling and adding a bit of extra colour. For instance, the wings looked a bit stark so I sprayed a bit of the 'hot pink' ink onto a craft mat and used it with a paintbrush to add a touch of colour around the edges of the wings to blend them into the page a bit.
I decided to journal about my slowly-but-surely expanding midriff LOL! A few years ago I was talking to a friend of mine and I commented that I had put weight on. 'What do you put that down to?' she asked. Duh! Eating and drinking too much of course!! 'Oh yes,' she replied, 'too much of the good life'! That phrase has stuck with me, it sums it up so well.
Bye for now..............