Tuesday 13 May 2014

Small Practice Journal Cover

Having started my new practice journal – which really is just for playing in and having fun on a small scale – I decided it needed a decent cover on it.
So there are no mistakes in my journal – as I said 'just for fun'.
I began by covering a piece of card with printed tissue paper and blending some clear gel through a mask.
When dry I added some distress stains and wiped it over gently with a baby wipe to remove any stains from the structure gel.
Next I blended DI through the mask to begin to get the layered look.
And I stamped over that with picket fence distress paint which added even more interest.
I wanted to add some dimension and as the tissue paper had lovely roses on it I thought I would stick to the flower theme. The leaves were daubed with peeled paint distress paint and then several different coloured distress stains
I edged the leaves with walnut stain DI.
I had these hand made flowers in my drawer so I coloured them up a bit and added a small bought flower to make it an odd number…..
…. and found some odd letters to make my quote – the original said ‘There are no mistakes only lessons’, but I didn't want to add the last bit.
So there it is finished. I rather like the brighter colours and the depth created by the layers of inking etc..
I found this little quote about keeping notes and it fits me exactly only I don’t think my brain can even retain information for three minutes lol.

  Now to get down to some more little playtimes for the inside pages.

Hope things are all well with you.

hugs Brenda xx