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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hope part 2 !

Hello, it's Sue here and today I'm sharing the journal page that I've created to give my Hope tag a home ! If you missed my tag you can find the details here

I started to alter an old  book last year and the size of it makes it perfect for my jumbo tag. I started by glueing 2 or 3 pages together on either side.

I painted both sides with Gesso and then when it was dry gave it a coat of Glue 'n' Seal to protect the paper. I then used Wendy Vecchi's embossing paste with the Prima Harlequin stencil and also the TCW Cubist stencil.

I used chalk acrylic paint and a baby wipe to build up the layers of colour. As I'd already made the tag my  choice of colour was sorted !

I used the Cubist stencil again when I was happy with the layers of paint, I've also used the Tiny Circles and Bingo stencil too.

To create the stencilled flowers I used Wendy Vecchi's From the Garden stencil and made the stalks and leaves using the Fresh Flowers and Lovely Leaves stencils, masking off the areas I didn't want to use. The leaves on this page are cut using the Tim Holtz Garden Greens die and I've painted them with acrylic paint and also stamped some script on to them (which unfortunately doesn't show up on the photo).

I added some more leaves using the Garden Greens die on this page too to blend in with the tag. I finished by brushing some Treasure Gold around the edges.

I hope you've enjoyed today's project.


Inkypinkycraft said...

Really Gorgeous x

toni said...

Wonderful pages, so much texture and interest. A fabulous home for your beautiful tag x

Redanne said...

I love the design and texture that cubist stencil gives and the garden leaves are beautiful. The wonderful warm colours really do brighten up a very dull day! Anne x

Julie S said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I like how you repeated the stencil patterns in both embossing paste and with ink. I have a bunch of tags sitting in a box. Maybe I should pull them out and pop them on a journal page!

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

This is just lovely! I love the word "HOPE!" Great texture.

Colleen said...

This page is stunning and a perfect home for that fabulous tag.

Micki said...

Gorgeous page. I love altering books!!!! The way you created the page to incorporate the tag. Beautiful.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the home you made for your HOPE tag! Beautiful layers and colors!

butterfly said...

Wow - Sue, this is jaw-achingly glorious (that's one step further than jawdropping!!).
Alison x

Andiepants said...

OMG This is amazing!!!

Unknown said...

loved the tag - LOVE the page your created for it!! ah-mazing!

Helen said...

The tag and it's home in your journal are both just fantastic! Gorgeous colours.

Tracy said...

Enjoyed . . . loved your post Sue, I need to start being braver with stencils . . .beautiful, colourful, textured pages!!
Big hugs