Saturday 30 August 2014

Lynne Perrella journal pages

Hi everyone, Brenda here with you again today and I thought I would share a double page spread from my journal that I made for the last workshop I did for Country View Crafts. We spent most of the day learning new techniques using Dylusions ink sprays, and then I used these pages for an inspirational project at the end of the day where the participants could either ‘case’ these or make a page in their new journal from scratch.
The backgrounds were made using Dylusions sprays and the ghosting and ink monoprint techniques, building layers of colour and interest. (Please leave me a comment if you would like me to do a step x step on either of these).
I used the LPC O23 set of stamps from PaperArtsy, plus the banner from LPC 005 collection. The face was stamped straight onto the background and I used a black and white posca pen to add highlights, shading and outlining.
The main focal image here was stamped onto prepared card using acrylic paints whilst the other images were stamped straight onto the background. I also used the faux bleach technique to pull out colour in some areas and then painted them in again with coloured or white inks.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at what I have been creating and just to let you know my new workshop is available to book on the shop site. We will be making a memories box originally designed by our fabulous CVC leader Chris and you can finish it in your own style using Sweet Threads papers by Basic Grey. If you fancy a fun day of cutting, inking and construction then do pop over for more details.

Thanks for looking.

hugs Brenda xxx


  1. Brenda, your journal pages are wonderful. So colourful, and yes, I would love to see a step by step to show how you've built up the background (both the ghosting and ink monoprint techniques). Love it. Jean.x

  2. Lovely colours and great techniques too. Just bought a Dylusions ink :-)

  3. Stunning pages Brenda, love using Dylusions sprays they are so bright and blend so beautifully :-) xxx