Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Let there be light !

We're kicking off the second week of the current challenge over at Frilly and Funkie today. I am the host for this challenge  and one of the things I don't like at this time of year is the lack of light to craft by in the evenings. So, for this challenge I'd like you to include something in your project that makes reference to light, this could be a lamp, lantern, rays of light or even gradients of colour that get lighter!
 

I decided to create a journal page and bring some light into it. I attended a Dina Wakley class recently and one of the things that we did was to make our own paper from tissue paper and acrylic paint. This is where I started, using Dylusions paints and makeing brush strokes and dipping a plastic card into paint to make lines. It's actually quite therapeutic !


 I gessoed the journal page then used a mixture of a baby wipe and my finger to blend Dylusions paint over the page keeping the light colour separate and blending to darker colours. I tore up the tissue paper and glued pieces over the page. Then I used the Dylusions honeycomb stencil with heavy white Gesso to add some texture. I then used a Dina Wakley stencil to create the centre of the leaves and stencilled with the Dina Wakley Jungle stencil. I then used a watercolour pencil to sketch in the leaves and used a damp brush to smudge the pencil.


 I used the Wendy Vecchi A to Z background stamp and did some random stamping.


 I then used a plastic card dipped in some Gesso and created some lines through the leaves.


 To make the centre as bright as possible I used my finger and rubbed some Gesso along the edge, then I stamped the sentiment which is a Dina Wakley stamp.


I used some black Dylusions paint around the edge of the page to distress it.

I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and look forward to seeing how you create some light in your projects. Make sure you hop over to the Frilly and Funkie blog to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.

11 comments:

  1. Wow Sue, this is stunning! The depth created with all those layers of paint and stenciling looks fantastic, beautifully finished with those leaves too, a stunning project!!

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  2. What a gorgeous glow to this page - I love how the light spills across from the left and the vivid leafy greens are wonderful.
    Alison xx

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  3. Gorgeous Sue! I love how you created your light with the bright yellow fading into the darker green, so effective! Beautiful piece! hugs :)

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  4. Just brilliant, Sue! This is just what our eyes need to see on these short, dreary days we've had here in the south! Love your technique of using the masterboard of tissue and paint...how clever! I seriously need to give this a try! Your end result is a gorgeous journal page! Thank you for sharing your techniques! Hugs!

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  5. Gorgeous project, love these colors!

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  6. A stunning journal page Sue. Love the layers of colour. Jenny x

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  7. You do such fabulous things with paint and this lovely bright page is no exception. I love all the layers of colour and the various stamping and stenciling.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  8. absolutely beautiful - I love the colours and the words - gorgeous work Sue xx

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  9. Your journal page is stunning Sue and I love the colour gradient. Thanks for setting such a cool challenge. :)

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  10. Another wonderful page, love all the texture and colors..so vibrant and of course an expert at building up luscious layers. PERFECT!! Ruth xx

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  11. Very much enjoyed reading about the process of this project. I am learning all the time and appreciated all the inspiration, thanks x Do so like the colours, layout and layers of this project x

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