Friday, May 9, 2014

junk journal page#16

A while ago Clare asked us, the junkjournal group, what kind of junk we were collecting, I posted a picture of a jar filled with dried up pieces of acrylic paint:
jar full of yumminess
At that time I did not have a specific project in mind but now was the time, I wanted to use some of it.

I started out by gessoing a piece of scrap cardboard with the gelliplate (more details will follow later in my gelliclopedia)

The sky is painted in a blue liquid watercolor and the grass is green acrylic paint in which I dropped some of the pieces of dried acrylic paint when it was still wet.
That was the background done and then I had to lay it aside until I got some inspiration on how to progress further.
This inspiration came yesterday in the form of the fantastically amazing blog from the paperartsy (definetely need to place an order,such amazing stamps, but sadly my wishlist will be way more than my finance will allow me).
I was mainly inspired by the tissue flowers.
I added some random stencilling to create some more interest in the background and outlined some of the shapes with my white pen. Then took a flower stamp which I stamped on a piece of gelli printed delipaper , didn’t want to overstamp with dark ink, so I used versamark and clear embossingpowder to give it a shimmer, cut them out, crumpled them up a bit and glued them down, they don’t look like flowers to me, but rather butterflies.The red chevron stencilling draws the eye into the page.
As a final touch I added some glitter rub-ons and done.

Here are some close-ups:

shimmery shiny butterflies

great for texture

Linking with:
Paper Artsy Darcy  Journaling Month 4


  1. this! Brilliant recycling!
    Alison xx

    1. Thanks, I just need to be careful with hording, because my son sees me, copies me and is even worse :-)

  2. I am glad you were inspired to join in, you created great texture. i also have a collection of those bits of paint from the lids, can't beat to throw them away lol

    1. exactly, can't wait to see what you make with it.