Tuesday 28 January 2020

You and me

Hello everyone,

For today's AALL & Create GDT post I have made a journal page. I thought I'd revisit Abs' idea of going with a round piece of paper. It is fun to do something different every now and then.

And here is how I made it:

I started out with this stencil and gesso to create a resist. You can't actually see it in this photo so I took one at and angle:

This is what it looks like. I worked on watercolour paper by the way. 

I used a blending tool and Distress Oxide inks with water to get this result. I used Broken China, Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin. You can see how the gesso resists the ink. 

I love this stamp set and had to use it yet again for the background. I used the same Oxides and a black Versafine ink for this. 

Next I cut this die and added little pieces of it on my circle. I also went around the edges with black paint, mostly where the black stamping is. 

My focal point & sentiment. I already stamped 'you+me' from set #125 that I used for the background. I coloured the images with Copic Markers, cut them out and adhered them onto my page. I matted the you+me on black card and used it as a base for the two bears to stand on. 

I really like how this turned out. My favourite colours too! (Well, at this moment...lol).

I have used the following AALL & Create materials:

#84 - Profusion by Olga Heldwein

#13 - Bursting buds by Bipasha BK

#125 - For the record by Aida Domisiewicz
#249 - Dog toys by Janet Klein
#250 - Lift me up by Olga Heldwein

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  1. WOW Another amazing journal page. Your backgrounds are always so awesome (colours and techniques)!. I will definitely try this gesso resist stencilling.