PaperArtsy Challenge Inspired by Alison Bomber

Published October 11, 2013 by isisimaginings

A good Friday evening to one & all, I hope no one got too wet in the torrential rain we’ve had today.

On the PaperArtsy blog this week the amazing Alison Bomber wowed us all with her stunning projects & I chose to do a journal page inspired by a few of the techniques she used. You can see Alison’s projects by clicking on the links:

http://blog.paperartsy.co.uk/2013/10/welcome-back-alison-bomber-project-1.html

http://blog.paperartsy.co.uk/2013/10/alison-bomber-project-2-if-i-had-wings.html

http://blog.paperartsy.co.uk/2013/10/alison-bomber-project-3-dolls-houses.html

My journal page looked like this initially. I had a lot bleed through from the Dylusions inks on the previous page, despite using gesso. So I covered the page with white gesso & a few coats of Stone fresco paint.

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I wanted buttons a la Alison, but because they would be in my journal they had to be quite flat, so I die cut circles from a scrap of grunge paper & covered them with the stamped tissue paper.

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Lots of book text, grunge paste & mesh that I found in my ribbon box, I’ve no idea where it’s from.

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Time to start throwing paint around. I wanted a neutral background, so I used only Nougat & Toffee frescos. I sanded over some of the grunge paste & then pulled & broke some of the threads of the mesh – I couldn’t remove any of it as I’d sealed it down too well – before adding White Fire treasure gold at the very end.

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Then I added an assortment of stamped tags (stamps used: PaperArtsy, Tim Holtz & Chocolate Baroque) & the buttons. The buttons were a bit of a disaster. I’d stamped the images with archival inks, but the circles looked too white when I glued on the tissue so I painted over them & lost the definition of the images. I suppose they look grungy & distressed, which works with the page.

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That’s all for now, thanks to Alison for the inspiration. See you all next time.

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12 comments on “PaperArtsy Challenge Inspired by Alison Bomber

  • I agree with Helen having just had a good look at the enlarged version. I don’t think the ‘buttons’ are a disaster at all and they work brilliantly with the colours on you pages …… colours which I absolutely love, btw! That gorgeous Toffee is on my wish list for Donny in a week’s time ;-). The layered tags look fab too!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

  • Really gorgeous… absolutely love the colour palette – you’ve inspired me to go back and play again with the same ideas but in my favourite neutrals!! The composition is great, and I just love the butterfly tags – and I think the buttons work a treat. Thanks so much for joining in the fun this week!
    Alison xx

  • The background is a great success, lovely textures (the mesh is gorgeous) and I love the many layers which give so much interest to the page.

  • I’m so glad i clicked on the image, Kirsten! It is indeed stunning when you can really see it! I like the buttons. They do look nice and distressed and go brilliantly with all the other bits and bobs – beautiful, beautiful pages! I have looked for a long time at them and love every detail! Julie Ann xx

  • Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous, I love the natural colours and even though you say they were a disaster I think the buttons are great and a fantastic idea of keeping them flat brilliant. Kezzy 🙂 xxx

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