Monday 22 February 2016

Tea or Coffee?

I'm sharing another Journaling for Success recipe today, this was my second sample for recipe 2 taught at Pickwell Farm in January.
I love coffee (particularly Starbucks) and found this great tea or coffee quote and my pages were designed around it.

Each of the double pages is made up of two glued together to create the strip borders top and bottom.

The base layer is tissue wrap given a coat of gesso to tone down the print and coloured with decoart media acrylic paints.

I used watery gesso to achieve the first layer of the steam effects ......

.... and applied decoart modeling paste through a decoart stencil to achieve the textured steam effects. The raised lines were finger painted with decoart pearl white shimmery paint and then sprayed with gathered twigs distress stain and the excess wiped away. The cups and saucers were dipped in watery media fluid paints with the edges sanded and inked.

To get a teapot and a milk bottle in the scene I downloaded free templates of both, cropped them to the sizes I wanted and then painted them to get a realistic look. In fact I was really pleased with this experiment and thank goodness for the wonders of technology that can be combined with art.

So there we have a sample of recipe two but of course it is just a recipe to get you started on developing layers and building journal pages to develop and suit your own style. If you want to come to the next workshop for creating recipes three and four take a look in my side bar to see where to get the details of the next workshop at Pickwell Farm.

My new journal is beginning to get filled, not as quickly as last years but that's because I have got two on the go - one for Wonderlust and one for recipes. But I am still enjoying the challenge of creating pages in different ways.

Have a great week and I hope you find time for being creative yourself.

hugs Brenda xxx


froebelsternchen said...

Just FABULOUS Brenda! Love the depth you achieved with all the super shading work!
Fabulous quote!Lol!

Happy new week!

Jane said...

Gorgeous journal pages Brenda...I love all the texture and the steam! Very clever. I'm a tea drinker here. I have changed to the large Dylusions AJ this's huge but I am filling that space. Hope to see you soon xx

Monika Gulyas said...

What a great composition!!! The steam is amazing! I love the colours too!

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic pages, Brenda!

SewPaperPaint said...

Very cool layout, Brenda. Love these colors and grungy texture.

Gina said...

I have often glued 2 pages together to strengthen them, but this technique is fabulous :D XXX

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous pages Brenda !
Corrie x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous journal pages Brenda.
Yvonne x

sarascloset said...

Love the colors and that steam is just perfect! I'll take coffee! Very inspiring AJ pages! Hugs!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Absolutely fun and gorgeous pages! LOVE the steam action!!!