Thursday 5 February 2015

A Visual Journey #6

Today sees us start a new link up for February and I have got my Visual Journey #6 pages to show you.

 The pages were started last weekend when I visited my sister, I got part of the background done using her gesso, acrylic paints and stencils. When I got back to finishing it I didn't like the brightness of the pages so I dulled them down by spraying white linen dylusions ink over them. (see process steps below)

It's the first time I have inked up these Dina Wakeley butterflies ....

... they are a beautiful shape.

So here's a quick rundown of the steps if you are interested. I like to record them for my own benefit 
Scrape gesso over the pages to seal most of the surfaces.
Scrape acrylic paints on the pages.
Whilst damp use a stencil and rub away some of the acrylic paints. Dry.
Using a sponge dab a different colour acrylic paint through stencil. Dry
Knock it back with Dylusions white linen spray.
When dry seal with a spray varnish. (mine was a shiny one). This allows you to work over the top of it without rubbing any more colour away.
Stamp Dina Wakeley butterflies with black archival, paint with acrylics.
The quote is downloaded from the internet.

I am adding a new Linky for February. Thank you to everyone who shared their pages in January, it was such a pleasure to pop round to your blogs and see what you have been doing, I hope you are enjoying it too. I am now looking forward to February and seeing how your pages are developing and finding out more about how you are putting them together and what is inspiring you. Butterflies are always an inspiration for me as my Mum always used to tell me that she would return as a butterfly in her next life on earth. So I see her so often around me.

Enjoy the rest of the week and thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda

here is the Linky code for you to use.

get the InLinkz code


Jane said...

Another beautiful page Brenda, butterflies are always so gorgeous to use in art...and your Mum's idea seems a fine one to me. I have really enjoyed seeing everyone's pages....I still have so many other things on the boil to be able to join in but perhaps I will get there this month? Hugs xx

Nikki Acton said...

Lovely page with a great subtle background and wonderfully painted butterflies. Where has my journal gone, so much for my new year plan... Must start again. Nix

massofhair said...

BEAUTIFUL pages Brenda and how wonderful to imagine your Mum is close to you as a colourful and free Butterfly... :-) xxx

Redanne said...

Absolutely stunning pages Brenda, I love those gorgeous butterflies! Hugs, Anne xx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

COOL the butterfly and the way you 'knocked it back' (That made me laugh!) with the Dylusions. It must be great to have a crafty sister too!

Juliz Design Post said...

Such beautiful journal pages which ooze elegance.
Julie x

experiments in paper said...

Brenda, this is such a wonderful remembrance of your your background and those butterflies are so real! Thanks for the reminder that Spring really isn't that far away (though it sure feels like it here!). And thanks for your visit and comments - so appreciated!
xx Lynn

sarascloset said...

Brenda, what an absolute treasure of a page! I really enjoy the process part--I learn so much! A fabulous muted background for those two lovelies! How inspiring this all is!

Words and Pictures said...

So soft and pretty, and the colouring on the butterflies is lovely.
Alison xx

Unknown said...

WOW, Brenda!! Beautiful pages!! Your background takes me to cubism in a majorly fantastic way--it's gorgeous!! Love the Dina Wakeley butterflies, too!! Fabulous pages!! XOXO-Shari

Anonymous said...

It is as though the butterflies are actually fluttering, you somehow managed to create a beautiful sense of energy on your pages and the backgrounds, they are fabulous.
Sorry I have been absent from blogland.

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful pages, Brenda. Love the backgrounds and the feeling of movement from the b'flies.