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Friday, 23 September 2016

Brusho Journalling

Hello everyone, I have a project that is a departure from my usual projects today. We are exploring texture on the Design Team Blog this month, and I decided to create a two page journal spread, using layers to give a feeling of texture to the pages.

I have an A4 Pink Pig Journal, several in fact, and used one of these to create my project. The pages are quite robust for adding water, paint, etc. I started by sprinkling Turquoise, Violet and Lime Green Brusho onto the pages, (which I had placed newspaper underneath, so that I could keep the rest of the journal dry), and then spritzed the pages with water. I used two large spare pieces of watercolour paper to blot the pages, so that the excess water did not run everywhere, and I now have two extra pieces of background for other projects.

I added some stencilling with both Distress Inks and white paint. I chose to use in particular Three Quarter Face, and added a stamped image from the Texture Fragments stamp set below to give the suggestion of a lacy dress. I also added an image from the Tangled Fragments stamp set and Shabby Shutters Distress Ink  to build up the background layers. I added a few bottle top ring marks using left over white paint to echo the circular stencil that I had used.

Finally, I added sentiments from the Positive Pants and Rockstar Diva stamp sets.

This was one of those projects that was a lot of fun to make, as I had no real idea at the beginning how it was going to end up! Thanks for stopping by, xx


3 comments:

Evelyn Browning said...

The mixture of colours is delightful & I love your use of the Texture Fragments set for the lacy dress effects. Your placing of elements is always instructive to see & I like the way you have different fonts across the two pages. The two images look almost as if they are having a conversation across the two pages. The Tangled Fragments echoes the shape of the circular dartboard stencil image with the lozenge shapes & I can see you'll have fun working with this.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Judith wonderful work, love your colours and the design. Lovely words worked into it all, Kate x

scrAPpamondo said...

Very beautiful AJ, fabulous colours choice and stamping! Love the lace on the woman's dress and all the details on the back!

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