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Monday, July 29, 2013

Courage Journal Page

Hello ! It's Sue here with my second page in my journal. For some reason I've been putting off starting it but now that I've taken the plunge I'm loving it !

I started by using a stencil that was originally meant for furniture and also the Wendy Vecchi's Bricks stencil with Wendy Vecchi's Embossing Paste.

I then used acrylic paints to build up layers of colour. Working around the edge, just as you would if you were using Distress Inks with a darker colour.

I used the Crafters Workshop Diamonds stencil and kept the stencilling quite light, continuing with acrylic paint.

I then used the Wendy Vecchi Dots and Stripes stencil. For the dots I used the bumping technique which is where you stencil your image, once dry you move the stencil slightly and stencil again over the top. You're left with a shadow effect.

I carried on stencilling using the Bingo stencil and also the Wendy Vecchi Classic Words stencil. I then stamped the Dina Wakley Grungy Circles stamp with black Archival ink. I used some more acrylic paint around the edge in a rusty colour to warm everything up a little.

For the centre piece of my page I've used a small piece of cardboard, tore off little bits of the top layer then painted it with acrylic paint. I've used the background stamp from the Wendy Vecchi Heirloom Art set and stamped onto the cardboard with coffee Archival ink. I then used the flower from the Wendy Vecchi Daisy Art set and painted it with arcylic paint.

The sentiment is from the Wendy Vecchi Heirloom Art set and I've stamped onto watercolour paper. I then cut the sentiment into strips.

I sponged some more acrylic paint around the edge in a darker colour and then added some Treasure Gold to finish.

Here's a close up so you can see the texture a little better.

Hope you've enjoyed my second page !



...the yorkshire fox... said...

...a fabulous second page Sue, superb textures and colours, loving the stamps used too, your journal is going to be a feast for the eyes when finished...Mel:)xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic page Sue, love all the stenciling in the background and the central image and sentiments make this into a glorious spread, super!! Love those muted colours too I have to say!

toni said...

Gorgeous page Sue love the combination of ink stencilling and paste stencilling. The addition of stamping tops it all off beautifully x

SusanK said...

There's nothing about this that I don't absolutely love! Except the fact that it's not mine - lol! What a gorgeous page and love all the detailed steps.

Tracy said...

Sue you ladied are doing a stunning job with your journals...yours is a textured your flower focal point...I need to get some embossing paste!!!
Tracy xxx

butterfly said...

So brilliant, Sue - fabulous watching the layers build up, and I love the central image on the painted cardboard - fantastic.
Alison x

Teresa Jaye said...

oh, pretty, Sue! Love the application of the cardboard piece to the gorgeous background.

Kim said...

Sue...I adore the flower on the piece of cardboard! What an amazing addition to the journal...adore it and the brick background. Beautiful!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is wonderful, Sue. I love all the layers of stencilling you have incorporated,

Lucy x

Sandy said...

Wow Sue - I love this and when I am up and around again, I definitely am going to try out some of your ideas!!!

Bast said...

I absolutely ADORE those textured bricks! What a beautiful page! TFS :)


ionabunny said...

Gorgeous. I love the background and the flower piece is a delight

Marjie Kemper said...

Totally gorgeous, Sue!

Micki said...

I love how your page turned out. I must admit I've been ignoring my Distress Inks with Stencils. The bricks and the subtle color.... is perfect. Oh and I love the corrugated cardboard center piece. The whole page is wonderful.

Erin Smetak said...

WOW! I'm just speechless! Your journal page is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE everything that you've done here!

Shoshi said...

What a beautiful page! Thanks for sharing all the techniques.