So when I had a couple of free hours at home this past weekend I decided to forget about what I needed to do (clean my poor house) and instead do what I wanted to do...create with my kiddies! We all got seriously inky and tried out the new Dylusions Ink Sprays and a few Distress Paints on every piece of paper that wasn't already committed to a project! I think it took us three days to fully remove all of the paint!
I started my two-page journal spread by misting a few Dylusions Ink Sprays over the paper (start by misting your pages with water first). I used After Midnight, Dirty Martini, and Squeezed Orange on my pages. Once they were dry I grabbed the 12x12 Turkish Grunge stencil by Donna Downey (yes, having a craft store in your house can come in handy!) and the new White Linen Ink Spray and oh, the results...In love! The White Linen is just perfect for that hint of color..kind of like a watermark. Crafty perfection!
Next came a TCW Chevron stencil, which BTW may be discontinued in the 6x6 size...acckk...waiting to confirm that bit of news...and the Squeezed Orange to add a bit more color.
Then..it was...**cough, cough**...time to grab the Flossie stencil from Dylusions, which we are now more than fully stocked with, to add a girl to the left side of my journal pages. I used Pitch Black paint to fill in the stencil image and then used the Picket Fence Distress Paint to add some swirly text to the body. I liked the look of the white text so much I added more around both pages. I then outlined by silhouette with a white gel pen.
Black Soot re-inker and that worked just perfectly! I left myself with a reminder to slow down, breathe, and learn to pay more attention to all the little things (that are usually more important!) in life!
I hope you enjoyed today's pages...This is still a learning process for me and I'm not always sure where to stop or what to add but I'm having a blast experimenting! And if the house never gets fully cleaned but I get more fun times with the kids...that's a-ok with me!