Today I'm creating a heavily textured, high-octane sparkle journal page! For me this one was about playing with layering and collage materials and using ideas I've seen on the internet from our own gorgeous Marta Lapkowska and Finnabair aka Anna Dabrowska (ie: gesso over collage) and layered journal pages and building on this, to create something with my own flavour - which as you know is sparkly! I think this page turned out with a total Christmas or Winter feel to it, and boy is it sparkly!!!
What You Will Need:
Lindy's Stamp Gang
- Starburst Sprays: Down the Rabbit Hole, Delphinium Turquoise, Time Travel Teal, Gag Me With A Spoon Grey & Silent Night Silver and Midnight Rendezvous Raven.
- Matt Medium or Mixed Media Adhesive (Matt)
- Gelatos: Snow Cone, Aqua Dolce, Earl Grey & Squid Ink
- Texture Paste: Platinum Crackle
- Texture Paste (Matt White)
- Black Gesso
- Stencils or Masks - the Deer stencil is from Donna Downey
- Collage items - paper doily, lace and ribbon
Gather supplies with interesting texture and use a matt adhesive to glue these onto your page. I used old ribbon from my Mum's sewing box. Isn't she great - my Mum keeps interesting things she thinks I might be able to use rather than throwing them out! Leave to dry, then coat entire page with gesso, let dry.
Rub assorted Gelatos over surface of page (this was fun, I basically scribbled - artistically of course!), spritz with water and use a wet paint brush to activate and blend colour. Leave to dry.
Add Delphinium Turquoise and dry with heat gun. Again I am spraying this in patches/pools so I get an uneven colour. Dry with heat gun.
Begin adding darker colours - start with Time Travel Teal, this background is about building layers of colour and keeping it uneven. Don't dry this layer - add the next colour while this is still wet.
Once the background is completely dry, use deer mask - lay it over your page (pick somewhere with interesting colour patterns) and use a dry brush to add black gesso around the image. I also added it to other areas and dry brushed the black gesso over some of the textured areas to highlight the patterns.
Once the first layer of gesso is dry, use additional stencils and more black gesso to add patterns and interest to the background.
And the deer needed eyes...
And the whole page looks like this..
I hope this gives you a few ideas for using ideas you've seen and putting a twist on them to make them your own!