Thursday, 25 June 2015

A Visual Journey #25

 Not my normal style and not my cup of tea either but this is what appeared.

As always I gessoed my pages and left them to dry. When I came to start designing I saw my brayer sitting on my desk so I grabbed some distress paints (gathered twigs. barn door and mustard seed) daubed a little of each on my craft mat, spritzed them with water and off we went. But what to add? I grabbed a plastic file box with some very old stamps in and chose the Katzelkraft Cirque 01 set. The colours fitted a circus theme but I needed more layers to provide a more detailed background.

I used masks with paints and distress inks and then a harlequin mask with white acrylic paint.

I blended squeezed lemonade distress ink over and you can see the difference between
 the left and right hand pages

The pages were uneven so the stamp didn't give me a defined image, but there's always a way round things -

- out came the pens and a pencil.

Lastly came the 'embellishing' and I admit to being rather void of ideas, so a simple big top and a quote.

I'm not over enamoured with these pages but my energies have been ploughed into design and workshop ideas recently so I feel mojoless as far as my journal is concerned and that's the first time since I started it.

Sorry I missed last week, but I hope to catch up at some point. For the rest of today, tomorrow and the weekend enjoy whatever you have planned and hopefully some creative time.

hugs Brenda xxxx

 As always if you would like to share the visual journey collection you will find the code to add to you post here -

... and I look forward to sharing in your pages through the linky below.

Thanks for taking the time to share your work with me and each other.