Hello, I managed to finish my page for this week’s PaperArtsy challenge earlier – a day ahead of the deadline, it’s a miracle! The wonderful Ellen Vargo was back as the guest designer & over three posts, she showed us a fantastic, collaged journal page & a lettering technique – with videos. I LOVE video tutorials, they’re so helpful & Ellen’s are great. I have basically copied Ellen’s’ page, using different colours, stamps, etc. (The first stage of Ellen’s page is HERE)
My chosen background colours.
I used a sheet of watercolour paper to brayer on & tried to use less paint, so that areas of each colour could still be seen.
I’m saving my pennies to buy a set of Ellen’s PA stamps at Ally Pally next month, so in the meantime I had to use something else. I chose the Mini 01 stamp from Darcy’s Eclectica range, stamped it with Watering Can & Cornflower Blue Archival, (stamping alternate rows in reverse), then stamped the swirls from Circles & Swirls 2 with Snowflake Fresco.
Glued them in place.
Cut up the sheet at this stage, I knew what I wanted to do with it.
I used scraps from my precious stash of PaperArtsy’s Thorndon Hall papers.
And then………. Writing on the page. I was so tempted to not do this, I hate my hand writing. But I tried not to think about it & followed Ellen’s instructions. I used one of my favourite quotes, by Pablo Picasso & put the finished page into my new PA art journal.
I got two cards from the other piece……….
And this is for everyone who visits this blog, leaves comments & is always very kind & supportive of my efforts……….
Thank you also goes to Ellen for her inspiration. See you all next time.