Thursday 29 January 2015

A Visual Journey #5

Today's pages mean I have created freely each week in January and it is already exciting to see the altered book filling up with my experimentations; it really is a personal and safe place to create whatever comes to mind.

For these pages I decided to look on my shelves and find things that are sitting feeling lonely and unused. Old rub-ons, stickers, bags with left over bits from projects and workshops, old paper packs, boxes of die-cuts ..... you get the picture?

used die-cuts and adhered to the page.

Coated the die-cuts with a layer of gesso and when dry I scraped broken china and bundled sage distress paints, misted and dried

Added some torn paper from the old paper stack.

Blended some mustard seed and picket fence DPs over the page.

Used my finger to blend some gesso in places.

Finally I sprayed some bright Dylusions over.

And found these film strip pieces on my desk, they are leftovers from prepping workshops this week, so I decided to utilise them.

This is the last January Link, there will be another new one next month. Thank you to everyone who has shared their work with me I so appreciate it and love looking at what you are making.
Don't forget your visual diary, journal, sketchbook or whatever you call your creative jottings is your creative place and you can make up your own rules as to what’s included and how it’s presented.

If you would like to join the party please take a look at my original post HERE and then add the script below to your blog post.
This is not a challenge it is just for fun but it's a great way to see what others are making in their journals around the world whether it be an art journal, visual diary or sketchbook and whatever medium or style you choose.

Have a great weekend.

hugs Brenda xxx



pearshapedcrafting said...

I love this page Brenda and love seeing how you built up the colour and textures. The film strip and the words - just perfect! Loving this no pressure link up - hope I'm doing it right!! Chrisx

Mona Pendleton said...

Wonderful pages Brenda! Love the pretty color palette and all the texture!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda,
It is always surprising how a design can come together from cast offs and/or scraps. This looks terrific the palette is great. I am inspired to search through my scrap bucket!

Pamellia said...

Just fabulous Brenda! I love all the wonderful die cuts you used to make your texture and your colours are just sublime! hugs :)

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

The texture you created is perfection! LOVE the colors, the blending, the splashing! Gorgeous pages!

Jenny Marples said...

Really loving this! Jenny x

experiments in paper said...

Gorgeous, Brenda - love the colors and the film strips are perfect. Those Dylusions sprays really pop -gonna have to start using those one of these days!
xx Lynn

Jennie Atkinson said...

Lovely double page Brenda x

Dagmar said...

Wow - your pages are fantastic - thanks fior the making of! Great textures - i love what you have done :-). Have a great weekend, hugs Dagmar

sarascloset said...

Your pages are a breath of fresh air, and speak of spring! Thanks for sharing your lovely work!

Helen said...

wow, this is fabulous!! hope to to get some play time next month to share along with you all!

Words and Pictures said...

Gorgeous inky layers and effects, Brenda - and lovely to see all those unloved leftovers coming back to life. The die-cuts give such great textural effects with the ink. Fabulous inspiration - and a great January of freestyle creating!
Alison xx

Unknown said...

I LOVE these pages, Brenda!! They are sooo beautiful and I love how you laid down your die cuts, then painted over them.
And then I totally love how you've used the pieces of film strip die to frame each heart! Just gorgeous!! XOXO-Shari

Terry said...

Brenda, I so love these pages of your visual journey! The colors and texture are delicious! Hugs!

massofhair said...

Enjoy visiting your Visual Journey pages Brenda they are always so much fun and show many techniques which look easy to try :-) xxx