Friday, 22 January 2016

January Journal Page

The  cold New Year in the UK has made quite an impression on me already! I am a sunny kind of person (my children think I photosynthesise in sunlight!) so the cold gloomy days are not my favourite! In honour of this cold start to the year I made a journal page. I intend to make a page a month so this is January’s! Let’s see if I stick to that “resolution”!!!
I started by brayering blue paint onto the page. Don’t worry about making this look perfect – the imperfections are what make the page work! Use as many blues as you like – it all adds to the depth of colour! Then I added white paint over the top. I didn’t clean my brayer as I don’t mind a bit of overlapping paint!
Then, using a snowflake stencil, I sprayed blue ink onto the page. I didn’t tape the stencils down as I like the ‘danger’ of seeing if the ink bleeds underneath! On this occasion it didn’t really but often it does and, for me, that all adds to the organic make up of the page!
Then I stamped the balloon man onto the page and again onto card. I also stamped the label onto card. The balloon and the man were painted with watered down paint and then cut out. The fussy bits (like the balloon’s strings) were already on the page so I just added the cut out pieces to the page. I wanted the swirl on the balloon to stand out even more so I re-stamped that on card, cut it out and adhered it to the balloon. The label was cut out and inked with Brown Distress Ink. When it was all in place I added the year and the month.
Hope that the cold January isn't affecting you too much! Thank you for popping by! 


  1. Love this ! Quirky fun and overly colours too x trace x

  2. fab page - love it! hugs rachel x

  3. Beautiful journal page Gabrielle, what a great start to the year! Deb xo