Tuesday, 2 February 2021

She began to talk..

Hello everyone, 

For today's AALL & Create Guest DT post I have made a journal spread. 

Here's how:

I started with some pieces of washi tape by Tracy and then painted clear gesso all over the pages to get the surface to behave the same all over the pages. 

Next, I rubbed the ink pads directly onto the paper. I then took a damp brush and spread the ink over the pages. I then wiped it carefully with a piece of kitchen paper. 

This is how that looked. I then used a brayer and rolled over some white acrylic paint. I didn't take a picture of that but you can see the result in the next photo.

The next thing was texture paste and this stencil. The texture paste was white but after drying it took on the colour of the ink underneath. 

Next I added some pigment powders and sprayed some water to make it run. I just wanted to accentuate the texture. 

The next step was stamping the background. 

I then stamped the little girl and the two birds from this set and coloured them and cut them out. 

and here is is all put together. I added some black paint around the stamped areas and a doodle line here and there. The sentiment is made up from phrases I cut out of an old book. 

I have used the following AALL & Create materials:

Washi tape:
#8 - Fledgling by Tracy Evans
#9 - Cut, Tear, Layer by Tracy Evans

#110 - Digits checked by Bipasha Bk

#427 - Wing it by Janet Klein
#338 - Background Noise by Janet Klein
#434 - Newsprint Numbers by Olga Heldwein
#350 - Splattered Numbers by Tracy Evans

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Thank you for stopping by today ! 



  1. Thank you so much for this. I love it and am very grateful that you have added the step by step. I hope you don’t mind if I try something similar.

    1. Thank you! No problem if you want to have a go. Have fun !

  2. Gorgeous page and great colour combo. These AALLANDCREATE stamps are really adorable.

  3. What a beautiful spread, Corrie - I always love your work for the stunning textural pops and the colour. This is no exception!