Monday, 28 October 2013

A little crazy...

Hello fellow Crafters,

Today I did an art journal page and this is it :

This page already had the letters on it. They were made with modeling paste and the Dylusions letter stencil.  I coloured my page with gesso in which I put a few drops of Distress Ink from a reinker bottle; I used Faded jeans for the different shades of blue and Barn Door in an attempt to make the bottom purple, but it turned out lilac, which is OK. What I didn't know is that if you drip water on the dried paint it actually takes the colour out again. I assumed because it was 'encased' in the gesso it wouldn't do that but I liked the effect and dripped some more on it. I then doodled around some of the letters with a white paint pen. I also did a little bit of background stamping with grey and black inks.
I then dripped some black India Ink over the page. The stamps I used were Stampotique:
They were all stamped on white paper, coloured with water colour pencils and clear embossed. I decided to put them on some bookpaper to frame them a little bit. I found the sentiment on the internet and created that with sticky back letters which I put on booktext also. This was then glued on washitape in three different pink designs, the same as I used underneath the Tweedles and the blue bird. I used a bit of chain (from my jewelry making days) to create a lead for the blue bird.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you like it....


  1. Full of fun, I so love the quirky style of this.

  2. You have a great sense of humour, love that !! And Love the colours of your tweedles !!! Fab work Corrie ! Coco x

  3. Great work on the background using gesso and re-inkers. These whimsical characters are such fun together - love it !!!

  4. oh my! super super background, Corrie! interesting page and good thought!
    on that well textured blue background, red men look amazing, and cute birds :)

  5. The birdies are soooo cute :)
    Great work!!

    xx Arwen

  6. I think those few drops of Distress Reinker made the usual properties of the gesso "weaken," Corrie, but I like the effect with which you ended up! Happy accidents, I call them! Do you know that I enlarged your page 3 times before I saw the green bird! I guess I was so taken with the chain, which is just such a clever (and totally surprising) element. Totally brilliant, I say! Mwah!

  7. This is brilliant Corrie, I love your embossing in the background and the gorgeous vibrant colours xx

  8. schitterende pagina, leuk!
    Groetjes Karin