Thursday, 26 March 2015

Visual Journey #13

Harmony and Symphony

Can you believe the thirteenth post for my Visual Journey means we are a quarter of the way through the year - it doesn't bear thinking about does it????


Today I have used black, white and kraft as my colour palette. It all came about when I decided to use some Tim stamps to create some extra large washi tape using a roll of sticky backed parcel tape. To provide some depth to it I painted in some of the shapes and parts of numbers with a white posca pen. I then stuck it across the pages adding a couple of words left from a project and workshop I did last year and some scraps of brown wrapping paper (there's a theme going on here isn't there?)


Over this I scraped some white acrylic paint using an old plastic card.


Next came some texture stamping using black archival ink so that it is permanent and wont react with any further layers I might add.


Using Wendy Vecchi's black texture paste and a stencil I added some writing and I used what was left on the stencil and palette knife with a babywipe to start adding black shadows. (I knew I could lighten this with white paint again later if I needed to).


I left these layers to thoroughly dry whilst I collected some collage scraps and embellishments for the next stage. Once I was away with gathering and gluing I forgot to take any more photos until it was finished. But I used scraps of designer papers, borders, snippets, washi tape etc and when it was all securely glued to the page I covered the gorgeous found relative photo and splattered some walnut crystal ink.


 I hope your week is going well and that you are getting some time to free journal.

If you are creating journal pages then please link them underneath this post and if you want to share everyone who links here with others around the world please collect this code and add to your post.





hugs Brenda xxx





24 comments:

Joan Heath said...

Fabulous pages. Love just the three colours, all the different layers and textures. xxx

sally said...

It's a funny thing, I hate that brown parcel tape but this has made me want to look at it's possibilities! I also intend to check out using the rolls of kraft paper that comes ready gummed for doing picture framing....that one might even inspire you!

Off to collect the new car now....

Sally

Anneke said...

I love your page. Thanks for showing your step by step. I can understand. Sometimes we are so bussy with our design that we don't think of anything els. But That's okay.
I could follow your creative journey. Thanks Anneke

Jennie Atkinson said...

I love Kraft and black! Fabulous page Brenda and the background is stunning. I had fully intended to join you on this journey and have only managed one! Five workshops in the last two weeks alone has been too much but light at the end of the tunnel. xxxx

die amelie said...

A great journal spread, Brenda! Wow! x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous pages Brenda! So many wonderful layers to create depth and interest, love it! hugs :)

Inkypinkycraft said...

great page and wonderful layers x

Marjie Kemper said...

What a gorgeous spread! I am so thrilled you started art journaling... hope one day we can do it together in person!

Patty O'Malley said...

You have so many creative ideas, Brenda. Awesome pages!

Irene said...

I love following your visual journey posts,and,this spread is as your others fabulous!!!!! I have started a journal of my own prompted by this, so thankyou for sending me down this road xx

Samantha Read said...

Amazing!

sally said...

Well Brenda, I've tried to link... But somehow I must be useless as inlinkz does not seem to like me! Thanks for the inspiration I got something made :-)

Sally

Brenda Brown said...

I've re-done the linky again Sally, you should be ok to link now. xxx

crafty creations said...

Amazing - love the Kraft with the black - a very inspirational page x Hilda

2amscrapper said...

I'm in awe! This is amazing!

Sue said...

Hello Brenda,
You have designed a fabulous page; it has an earthy feel, using the Kraft softens the effect of your Black and White palette. The Photo finishes the effect off wonderfully.
Smiles:)
Sue

Meggymay said...

Fabulous journal pages love the grungy, vintage look and the super old photo.
Yvonne

Lynn Price said...

Brenda - this spread is marvelous!! I have a fondness for the image of the sweet girl, but mostly I LOVE all of your layers, and the black on white and vice versa.....WOW!! I can't wait to get home to play along these lines! I love your versatility!!! xxxx Lynn

Lynn Price said...

Brenda - this spread is marvelous!! I have a fondness for the image of the sweet girl, but mostly I LOVE all of your layers, and the black on white and vice versa.....WOW!! I can't wait to get home to play along these lines! I love your versatility!!! xxxx Lynn

butterfly said...

Totally scrumptious layered page... brilliant! I don't even want to think about being a quarter of the way through the year though... and I've only managed to join in once - pathetic!
Alison xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wow Brenda, that is absolutely gorgeous! Brilliant idea to use the brown packing tape with stamped images and highlighting with white just makes them pop. Wonderful techniques, thanks so much for sharing (and I am in denial that the year is 1/4 done already, that is impossible!! :O)

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous page Brenda, loved the step by step details, lots of inspiration here.
Avril xx

Celeste said...

This is gorgeous
I love your style and appreciate the inspiration.

Anita Houston said...

I NEED rolls of that tape! Gotta find it. Do you suggest the post office? LOVE the images you put on it, and love the background! This pic is one of my favorites...she is the sweetest! GORGEOUS GORGEOUS project!!!