Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Using re-inkers for a journal page background

Just a short post from me today.
When I did the journalling workshop in Wales I taught this technique to the group. I think it creates a gorgeous background.
I used watercolour paper and then stuck the finished piece into my large Dylusions Journal.
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Draw some blobs and circles using distress re-inkers, I used wild honey, tumbled glass and aged mahogany and the end of a paintbrush. Spray with water and let the colours run and merge together then blot off.
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Spray Dylusions white linen through a mask and heat dry immediately as the white absorbs the colours of the inks underneath. Mine did but you can just see a part of the pattern to the left of the word ‘dressform’.
Draw black circles on the background with a drawing pen.
Stamp an image on card and paint with distress inks then adhere it to the background.
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Add your journalling around the circle.
(I saw this on the web sometime ago and didn’t keep a link – if you know who I can credit for the technique please let me know and I will update this).
Have a great week.

hugs Brenda xx

30 comments:

Jane said...

Such vibrant colours and a stunning journal page Brenda. That is a great inky technique. Your writing is way neater than mine and it's a lovely sentiment. Looking forward to next week very much. Hugs xx

sally said...

Love this idea and seeing the dress form brings my mum & her mum to mind as they both did a lot of dressmaking :-)

Sally

Fandhmum said...

Like this idea, safe journey home
Rosie x

Redanne said...

Wow Brenda, this is a fabulous technique and makes a stunning background - love this! Hugs, Anne xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely piece, great colours. Journaling in a circle always gives a nice effect, it's a technique I often use. Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

Artfully challenged said...

Yummy colours,really effective

Donna.x

Crafty Lark said...

Waw Brenda, love it all, the journalling is fab. Flora xx

Amanda said...

Great journal page Brenda!
Love
Amanda x

Annie said...

A wonderful background Brenda :-) Love the colours and gorgeous image

Crafty hugs Annie x

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous background Brenda, love that it's made into such a fiminine journal page.
Avril xx

jasann said...

Love the colours, thanks for sharing!!!

Nikki Acton said...

Gorgeous technique and end result Brenda. Hope you are having a lovely time . Nikki xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous technique Brenda and I love the stunning effect. Hope you are still having a great time x

Terry said...

Wonderful technique, Brenda! It leaves behind a bit of a dreamy background or to me! Love this! Hugs!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous page, great colors. Love your handwriting.

Meggymay said...

A wonderful bright page, love the colours and the technique.
Yvonne

massofhair said...

A CAS page, loving the space left after the journalling, i LOVE it! :-) x

Paula Cheney said...

love this one Brenda - really stunning!

Buttons said...

A great technique - so effective and so quick! Love it Brenda. Thanks for sharing. Jenny x

Von said...

I think I need to play with the re inkers again lovely result Brenda :)
Von ♥

Chris Warner said...

Very effective and gorgeous colours. Chris xxx

hazel said...

Beautiful colours on your fabulous background.
xxx Hazel.

1CardCreator said...

Love this, the colors and the contrast of the thin lines in the image, just fabulous! ~Diane

Sandra said...

Loved this technique Brenda, will definitely do again!
Sandra

StampAcademy said...

Beautiful!

butterfly said...

A really delicious background - love how the colours merge and zing together - lovely!
Alison xx

Juls said...

Just Love it, Love anything with a sewing theme!! Hugs Juls

Marjie Kemper said...

I be this was wildly received... such a stunning background!

Marjie Kemper said...

I be this was wildly received... such a stunning background!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love how you can nail vintage pieces or colorful whimsical pieces. Your talents transcend a specific style, and yet your pieces always are totally YOU. I really adore the dreamy bright blended background on this piece and the foreground is equally stunning. Beautiful work, as usual!