Saturday, December 14, 2013

Back to the Journal Pages

I talked about a journal page swap with some friends and shared my finished book HERE.  Now I'm going to start sharing all the pages I made (I'm dividing it into 4 days, one for each group of pages).  Today are the pages I made for myself.  My pages are 5" x 6 1/2" 140# watercolor paper.  


The butterflies are stenciled (Prima) with white Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi) and a stamped pressed in before the paste was completely dry.  Acrylic paints (mostly Distress) for color.  Leaves stenciled (Wendy Vecchi) with Archival Ink.  Sequin waste used as a stencil for the white dots.  Quote stamp (Impression Obsession) stamped on white cardstock with jet black Archival, cut out, glued on, shadowed with a Stabilo pencil.  Other doodling done with both a white Sharpie paint marker and black Pitt pen.  Viva Inka Gold rubbed over the butterflies and around the edges. 


The second page was mostly play.  Distress Paints, spraying with water, stenciling (Crafter's Workshop), stamping in the background (Wendy Vecchi From A to Z background), circles of paint using lids, the gold diamonds are stenciled (Wendy Vecchi) with gold embossing paste (Wendy Vecchi), quote (Penny Black) stamped with jet black Archival, Pitt pen around some of the diamonds.  



The flip side of this 3rd page is the 4th page (of course) and I actually did the 4th page before I did this one and I stitched around it but that gave me stitching on this page also which was fine and looks great.  I didn't keep notes for any of my pages and I'm having trouble remembering all the details on all the pages... yikes, am I getting that old!!!  Stenciling with paste, spraying with Dylusions, inking over raised area, stamping, stenciling with white, Inka Gold highlights.  The flowers are die cut from music papger, sprayed, stacked and held together with a brad, crumpled, and brushed with white paint.  The "stems" are Tim Holtz Industrious Stickers.  The quote is a Quietfire Design stamp.  



 The fourth page.  I glued a very pretty, very inky paper towel that had been waiting ever so patiently to finally get used onto the page and stitched around the edges.  The paper towel however was not quite as colorful as this page wound up being as some of the color when I sprayed the reverse side bled onto this side giving the extra pops of color around the edge...  it turned out to be a perfect addition.  I used Wendy Vecchi's heart stencil and a Stabilo pencil to draw my heart.  Added paint to the inside with Distress Paint.  Stencil the flower and the word (both Wendy Vecchi) with white embossing paste, painted over the top. Black pen here and there and the center of the flower has some Stickles.  The white dots are also a Wendy Vecchi stencil.  


So there is one set of pages.  If all goes well, I'll share the other 3 sets over the next 3 days.  

7 comments:

Scrappekatten said...

beautiful pages

Verycraftingnanny said...

Gorgeous

sandi collins said...

These pages are wonderful

Caroline D. said...

All 4 are GORGEOUS and have such interesting elements to them. I saw your post over on the Wendy facebook group page and had to come check out your work! Fantastic pages!!! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration. I'm a new follower of your blog. :)

Linda Ward said...

What an accomplished artist you are !!! The pages are breath-taking.

Nan G said...

Wonderful pages! That's some journal you've created. Hugs

Michelle Morlan said...

These are so beautiful, just like the person who created them!