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.
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.
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.
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