Monday, September 23, 2013

My World

Hello it's Sue here and today I'm sharing a journal page that was initially inspired by a YouTube video of Dyan Reaveley demonstrating her Dylusions sprays. I say initially as the page took a totally different path than I was aiming for !

I sprayed the page first of all with White Linen  then I drew the circles using the spray mechanism from the sprays using various colours. Now in Dyan's video the colours wicked out beautifully BUT on my page the ink stayed exactly where it was ! The paper in my journal is really absorbent, I have discovered, so not a good surface for this technique.

So then I decided to spray the page and discovered that the colours were alot more muted than they should be, and were almost pastel. I used Melted Chocolate and it changed to a mauve colour !

I then used the Fleur de Lis stencil with acrylic paint and I was starting to like things a lot better now I had some colour on the page.  I also used the Mini Numbers and Mini Art Is stencils using some more acrylic paint.

I added a little further stencilling with the Mini Vine stencil and then stamped with the Grungy Circles stamp and Cornflower Blue Archival ink.

I originally stencilled the Mini Silhouette straight on to my page but it didn't stand out enough. So, I stencilled it onto some white card, using acrylic paints. I then drew around the edge with a black pen and cut it out. To cover the white edges I rubbed some Black Soot Distress Ink all around them.

The letters are from the Tim Holtz Alphabet Soup and I've painted them with acrylic paint and then brushed metallic wax around the edges.

The words are stamped with one of those cheap little alphabet stamp sets and I've rubbed some Distress Ink around the edges.

I hope you've enjoyed my dabbling with Dylusions !



Erin Smetak said...

What an awesome page! I didm't know you could do that with those sprays! Too cool! I'll have to try that!!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Fab page Sue! It may not be like Dyan's but I totally love the effects you have achieved, it looks fantastic, love the colourful background and the way the face stencil stands out!

Kim said...

Amazing, Sue! I adore seeing the transformation of your page. The silhouette is just perfect!

Rita said...

Wow, this is amazing Sue. Love how it all turned out. Hugs Rita xxx

toni said...

Gorgeous Sue! I was just watching Dy's vid the other day , love the additions you have made x

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Sue
What a beautiful page, it is always pleasing to see how colour can change the look and make it so pleasing to the eye.

Annie said...

Fab page with lots of stunning detail and the silhouette adds even more dimension.

TFS and crafty hugs
Annie x

Sandy said...


Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE seeing your process, Sue! It really turned out so FAB in the end! LOVE your sentiment with that silhouette!

Tracy said...

Oh..oh..and ohhhh love how it turned out are an inspiration!
Big hugs

Micki said...

I love it Sue. Had to chuckle because pretty much all my projects tend to end up completely different than originally intended. I definitely love that you added that face stencil on white card. It really stands out and just pops. LOVE it.

butterfly said...

Stunning, Sue - amazing layers and colours in that background, and the silhouette pops brilliantly!
Alison x