13 Jun 2013

Stretch your wings

On day two over on the Paper Artsy blog this week France Papillon did a great journal page with a brilliant technique with grunge paste, you can see it here. It encouraged me to get my moleskine out and have a go. Well I tried the grunge paste technique and it didn't work for me...may have been the stencil I was using and then I realized didn't have enough Grunge paste left to try again..so this is how it ended up...

I painted both pages in green olives and dried it off then put crackle glaze through a large diamond stencil let that dry and added a layer of honey dew. There are crackles on there honest..you just can't see them will all the layers. I continued adding different layers using south pacific,guacamole and limelight..sorry can't remember all the colours.

I used the script stamp from Backgrounds2 and stamped in coffee archival.

I made my own stencil using the Paper Artsy dragonfly die and as I have already mentioned was not very successful so stenciled it straight onto the page with the tiny bit of  grunge paste I had left..(colored with guacamole). The image is from Wings 3 and was stamped in black archival..I followed along with what France did and made a little pocket with a tag. I stamped the dragonflies from hot pick 0019 all over the page with walnut stain distress and when dry painted them with watered down snowflake. I drew roughly around the edge with a white gel pen. I added some rubs on's to the wings and some gems to the center of the dragonfly. stamped the quote onto some strips of paper and added them to the page.
The stamped pocket was added to the opposite page with some lace underneath. Lastly I went around both pages with some coffee archival...

Thanks for stopping by..


  1. I love your colour combos, it looks great! x

  2. Don't you hate it when you run out of some vital ingredient!! It looks great, Lin I love it.

  3. Oh I think this looks great - really moody colours and kind of mysterious. You overcame all setbacks brilliantly. My worst nightmare is now to run out of GP. Memo to self - must order more!!! xxx Julie Ann

  4. This is great! i love your work!

    Lucy x

  5. Wow! This looks fabulous Lin! Love the GP dragonfly! x

  6. absolutely gorgeous: the colors, the layers... yummy!
    thanks for playing along :)


  7. Yep, had the same problem with the texture paste & stencil. Still your page is lovely, like the soft colours you used too.

  8. Wow gorgeous awesome journal pages. I love the colours you used and the dragonflies are amazing and I love how you made your own stencil :-) Kezzy xxx


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