Thursday, 23 July 2015

A Visual Journey #29

For all my friends


After gessoing the pages and leaving them to dry I stamped CI 063 Friends in Paris stamp and again on a piece of card using black archival ink. Over the top I rubbed in some of the Tim Holtz distress micro glaze - I wanted to keep an area around the image without colour on it. I also stamped CI 430 Baroque Splatter Script in cornflower blue archival.


I splodged distress inks on my craft mat and dipped the pages in forgetting that DIs and gesso don't complement each other and that the DI doesn't want to dry even when baked with a heat gun. So I did the same with some distress paints and had more success.


You will see where the glaze is neither the inks or the paints stayed I had to wipe them off as they just beaded up and lay on the resistant surface.


To add to the Parisian feel I added texture paste mixed with tarnished bronze distress paint through a fleur de lys stencil and let it dry.


I added a couple of small collage pieces and added white texture paste around them and over the fleur de lys.


Before I added the last layers I dripped some glimmer mist and distress sprays in the textured areas.


Gosh only another couple of weeks and I will be off on holiday and I'm so looking forward to some quality family time round the pool and eating out in the evenings, can't wait.

Have a great end to the week and thanks for stopping by today.

hugs Brenda xxx




18 comments:

Joi at RR said...

I really love the 'gentle' feel of this design Brenda - it just seems so quaint and peaceful. Makes me think of companionship on a trip. Love the colors and all the texture - just lovely. j.

Lynn Price said...

I love these pages, Brenda.... I just got the micro glaze, and now have more ideas about how to use it, so thank you! xxx Lynn

Chrissy said...

Love the textures and colours Brenda..fabulous vintage feel with the photo..really lovely.

luv CHRISSYxx

Jane said...

Lovely pages Brenda the stencilling looks brilliant. Can't wait until your workshop...my train leaves in an hour!! See you soon xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda. This has come up beautifully! And where the inks haven't taken it has just added another layer and more interest - what a wonderfully creative journal page!
Dot x

Patty O'Malley said...

Wonderful pages, Brenda! I love the soft colors and texture.

Juliz Design Post said...

Beautiful Journalling.
Julie x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, just gorgeous Brenda!! Sorry I haven't been to visit more often, having a few issues with leaky pipes and holes in the ceiling that are keeping me pretty busy. hugs :)

Mary Elizabeth said...

Beautiful -- love the colors. And don't you just adore the micro glaze!! Gorgeous layers!. I can definitely see an anticipation of holiday in this make. I hope you have a wonderful time Brenda!!! -- Mary Elizabeth

Gina said...

Well you certainly have earned your holiday...but I bet you spend it tying to work out how to reproduce all the patterns and textures you see on the shimmery splashy pool :D XXX

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow Brenda! This is stunning - the most gorgeous page ( I have linked it on my latest post) This really does make me think of my recent trip to Paris! The colours and the textures are fabulous and that lovely stamped couple - aaaah!!! Hugs, Chrisx
ps - not sure where to link - went to 27- I must learn how to do this Linky thing!!

Sue C said...

Fabulous pages Brenda, love the mix of colours. Sue C x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Beautiful pages with such lovely texture.
Wishes
Lynne

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous journal spread Brenda, the textures and colours look lovely.
Yvonne

Julia Aston said...

What lovely pages Brenda - the colors are softly wonderful - all the stenciling with paste gives such nice texture! Julia xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Just wonderful Brenda! I love your soft pages !

Sophie said...

So schön, so hinreissend schön und liebevoll gestaltet.
Sophie xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful Brenda, love your distressed background and all those lovely stenciled fleur-de-lis and your colour palette reminds me of a beautiful sunset! Another amazing art journal page,think of all the pages you will have time to create on your holiday!