I have a post over on Andy Skinner's blog today sharing these panels I have made for a new Positivity Journal.
Sitting on a shelf were some offcuts of card measuring 3 1/8 x 4 1/4 inches left over from a previous project and I decided to make up a couple for my DT contribution to Andy's blog this month both using the same recipe but changing papers, images and colours etc and adding an odd scrape of gesso for texture and variation on the second one.
Seal the card with a coat of gesso.
Stamp diagrams onto greaseproof paper and adhere to the card. Sand round the edges with sandpaper to remove any excess.
Add some tissue tape to different parts of the card.
Spritz the surface with water and finger paint some light daubs of cobalt blue hue, cerulean blue and raw umber. Heat dry. The tissue tape will probably lift so seal the whole surface with a coat of decoupage sealer/glue.
Stencil numbers etc using Andy's French Elements stencil and black acrylic paint or black gesso.
Die-cut, punch or tear stars from patterned paper and adhere to the card. (I used some left over painty card and the tim holtz dimensional stars thinlits dies and some watery paint in the crevices)
Add a quote and .......
..... sand back and ink the edges.
Follow the steps above and before stencilling Time .... In Action, just scrape a little gesso with a flat palette knife and dry.
The cogs are from Tando Creative and to keep the panel flat I soaked them in water for a while and then split them into 3 or 4. That way I could layer several and it not sit bulkily in the journal I wanted to put them in.
It was only once I had finished the first one that I liked it so much I decided I would use the small panels for the little altered journal I had started. I remember my friend Astrid had started a positivity journal years ago so thought I would start a new one and add these cards to the pages.
Well I'll have to make sure I make a positivity panel every month so I can fill all the pages.
Take care I hope you have a good weekend.
hugs Brenda xxx
Love the idea of a "Positivity Journal" and love your panels. You've given me something to contemplate whilst full of cold and it's horrible outside, thank you. XXX
Stunning work from you as always, You are an inspirational artist.
Hugs June x
Both pages are gorgeous Brenda, I loved seeing how you built each page up and the sentiment on the first one is brilliant (so true too). That is such a great tip about soaking the cogs to split them, must try to remember that one. Such a great idea to have a 'Positivity' journal too! Hope you have a lovely weekend. Big hugs, Anne xx
Two fabulous panels , Brenda . Terrific designs and execution. Those stars and cogs are so striking .
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