To get my mojo started I decided to have a look at Darcy's journal post for this month. The deadline is looming and I remember when she posted I thought there were some really fun elements. Little did I know how fun. Here's my take.
My journal pages are dark cream so I started by giving it a wash of white acrylic mixed with a touch of blue. For the whole of this project I have only used acrylic paint in white, black, a pale blue called Sky and Burnt Umber and a little Black Archival. I mixed white and sky and spritzed. Added some more sky and spritzed. Added some black and spritzed. Added some more black and spritzed. Then added more black and spritzed.
While waiting for paint to dry I embossed a metal sheet. These are coloured on the front but silver on the back. I worked on the backside. I embosssed with Sizzix Bingo, Notebook and Patchwork folders. Then I coloured with sky, burnt umber and black. I rubbed the paint off the raised areas while it was still damp to expose some of the silver metal
I added stamping to my page using LOTV Romantic Bits Background stamps. I wanted some lines as well so I added black archival to the back of my embossed metal on the Notebook section. It gave these pleasing lines.
I traced round my hand and cut a mask
I cut my embossed metal into strips
Paint Outside the Lines and Create Without Fear
The World is Your Canvas and Dare to be Creative
One of a Very Special Kind. This a PaperArtsy stamp. Love the embossed word Bingo.
Are you still with me?? I loved the embossed metal. I loved making the hand mask. I think all these sentiments are ones we should all keep in mind. There seems to be a lot of focus on back to school at the moment. I've learnt a lot here. Check Darcy's post and give some of these fun techniques a go.
Joining the fun at
PaperArtsy Month 7 Journalling with Darcy
Add a Little Dazzle Dazzling Diva Challenge 39
STAMPlorations August Challenge - Stamps and Diecuts
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Back to School
Eclectic Paperie August ePlay Challenge - Embossing
Papertake Weekly - To Die For
Thank you so much for your visit and for reading this long post. Hugs
The day after the night before Hi. I've been looking at this on and off and it just seemed to need a little something and since I seem unable to move to anything else I got out the black pen and doodled a little
I've just gone round all the dots with black pen. Now it looks like I have a serious case of age spots but it makes it seem a bit more solid. Happy now. Hugs. Ooh, and the brain cell is already moving on to other things...................