Thursday, 11 September 2014

Painterly Splotches

Here is an art journal page which follows on (in the journaling) from  Be Today where I said I had been inspired by a speaker at a recent church festival.  He said we should be today the people we are hoping of being tomorrow.  I have been thinking of what my aspirations are since then and its always helpful to journal these things.

I loved Lelainia Lloyd's journey tag book on the Pater Artsy blog, in particular the lovely effect she achieved in her backround with two contrasting coats of paint brayered one over the other and then sprinkled with water.  After 5-10 minutes the water can be dabbed off to leave these wonderful 'painterly splotches'.  I did Fresco Finish London Bus over Zesty Zing but the I think the red was too dry by the time I sprinkled the water and not enough lifted off:


I stamped and added my home made texture paste through a Jofy flower stencil 009 and dabbed a bit of yellow on the petals while the stencil was still in place:


I LOVE this stencil and love how these flowers came out:


I created two tags in the same way and this time I sprinkled the water while the paint was wet.  It worked and to my great delight I did get proper painterly splotches :)


I ws so pleased that I've just got to show the tags close up:


I journaled on the backs of the tags and they are stuck down with repositional glue dots.  I really enjoyed doing this page.

14 comments:

  1. I just love this page, Susan - the background technique, the beautiful texture paste flowers, the colors, how you echoed the shape of the large flowers with stamps on your tags - everything! I also like the idea of using repostional glue dots, so that you can journal on the backs of your tags. I'm looking forward to trying this background technique. Blessings and hugs!!!!

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  2. Beautiful, wonderful textural stencilling!

    Lucy x

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  3. Really lovely Susan, colours are so vibrant and the stencil work is gorgeous.x

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  4. Wonderful page Susan and great inspirational message.

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  5. This is beautiful Susan. Once again I'm impressed with your texture, colors and messages. Awesome job!

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  6. Fabulous journal page, great job!

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  7. It's come out so well on the tags, they look gorgeous! great journal page.

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  8. Fabulous, those tags turned out just perfect.

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  9. This is beautiful, I really need to try the water splotches technique, and you stenciling is fab! xx

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  10. This is just a FABULOUS page! I love, love it! Those colors are so me and the inspiration behind it, brings it into full bloom! I want to grow into ALL that God has called me to be and I know you do too! Thank you for your passionate expressions! Love it! :)

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  11. Inspirational quotes and lovely backgrounds for your tags!

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