Thursday, 18 May 2017

A little bit of everything ......

Happy Thursday .....

And thank you to whoever it was for returning the big yellow thing to the sky ..... yes the sun is shining again!

Just a quick post this morning with ..... guess what ........ wait for it ....... it's been a while ......
Sorry,  I didn't mean to shout but I'm quite excited that I've actually finished two more pages ...... whoo hoo!  Not exactly Journaling 365 ..... at this rate I'll be lucky to finish 65!
Oh well ...... here's pages 25 & 26 ..... they've taken a few days to complete, and there's a little bit of everything been thrown at these .... literally!

I must say the words are not entirely true ........ tidy is one thing that I think I am.  A place for everything, and everything in it's place sort of thing.  And my wardrobe well ..... shoes are kept in boxes, sleeves go from long to short to sleevless, scarves are hung according to colour .... you get where I'm coming from.  Oh! and hangers have to hang the same way ...... fussy ...... who me!!?
I'm not on my own .... I was having this conversation yesterday with the sales assistant in Next but that's another story!!
My craft room however ....... at the moment, is anything but tidy!  Which brings me to the stencil used above .... I couldn't resist that one! (Imagination Crafts I think!)

The pages were coloured using Gelatos, after watching Kay from IndigoBlu on the telly the other weekend. I haven't really played with these before but, after watching Kay I was inspired to give them a go.

I simply applied some texture paste through a stencil, onto blank (gesso-ed) journal pages. Once it was dry I scribbled with the Gelatos directly onto the pages, and over the top of the texture paste.
I then spritzed with some water and used my fingers to blend and move the colour around a little .....

I then tipped the journal and let the water drip the colour down the pages ......

I left this overnight to dry then when I came back to it I added some glitter onto some of the bubbles.

Next came the stenciling ....... just Archival ink through one of the new Tim Holtz stencils ..... think it's called Stone

I said there's a bit of everything on these pages .... basically it was whatever I came across on my desk.
Next up it was some of those pretty metallic paints from the Finnabair range ...... I was prepping a future workshop project and I didn't want to waste any so ...... I dry brushed some of the colours onto the pages ..... love how shimmery these paints are and the coverage you get is fab!!

The final thing was the stamping ....... using one of my favourite stamps (well it was on my desk!) and the splatters of course

Stamped and clear embossed the flowers then used Distress Stains to 'splat' the colour.  I did heat this a little to start the drying process as I wasn't sure it would dry on top of the Gelatos, then I left it overnight again, to fully dry on it's own.
However when I came back to it the next day it still wasn't completely dry so, I just mopped up the excess that was still lying on top of the Gelatos with a paper towel and you can see most of the colour was still there.
Not the most tidy pages but, I like how they've turned out.  Think I need to play with the Gelatos  a little bit more.

Thanks for popping by ..... I'll be back later with a little bit of Blog Challenge inspiration, but first it's time to tidy that craft room!  See you later.

Cheerio until next time


  1. You did a great job with the Gelatos, I love your colour choices, great stencilling too. I need to have a go with the Gelatos I got years ago and have never opened - Kay and you certainly make it look easy! Anne xx

  2. What a wonderful technique, Linda! Thanks for sharing it with us. And I'm very like you on the tidiness, unless I'm designing a card. Then everything is out and about!

  3. Lots of fantastic techniques on these two pages. I love all the bright and fun colours. And those embossed dots ... LOVE them!! My room is a mess right now. I'm usually pretty tidy, but there seems to be a lot of piles of STUFF on my work table right now ... with not much room to work. :) Time to tidy up so I can be more creative and make more mess. :) xx


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