Friday, 8 August 2014

Miss the ground!

I have been using my journal to experiment and I thought I'd share the results!
I tore some tissue wrap into three strips and glued two of them to the pages using white paint - I often 'prime' my journal page with white paint to act as a key for the other colours and so while it was wet I popped the tissue wrap on it (picture 1). Then I added blue paint, thicker in some places than others to added depth (picture 2) and finally green and red paint with my finger (picture 3). Picture 4 shows how I painted the moths (by painting on the reverse of tissue paper). I left one strip of tissue wrap unpainted so the bottles had something to stand on. If the paint looks too thick or heavy in places, use a baby wipe to remove some of it. 
To build the page I painted stalks using a Lin Brown stencil and then added the bottles and moths as flower heads. The circles were drawn free hand and then white highlights added afterwards. The moths are a PaperArtsy stamp set - I am sure Susan can order it for you if you'd like it - it is pretty fab!
I hope you like the journal page - for quote junkies like me the quote is by Douglas Adams! If you like words then this month's challenge on our challenge blog is for you! Thanks for popping by!


  1. Fab page,Gabrielle, love the bottles and your bright moths.

  2. Fantastic pages, wonderful bottles, not noticed them on the stamp plate before. Off to see if this comes as a mini. Loads of inspiration here:-) xxx

  3. Very nice and I would say your experiment was very successful ...

  4. Wonderful pages and I just love the butterflies arching out of the bottles!