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Peek-a-Boo Journal Page for the Jane Davenport NEW Artomology + Making Faces Hop

OK don't you just love the super fun and happy designs released by Spellbinders as a part of the NEW Jane Davenport Artomology + Making Faces collections - I sure do!  So when I had the opportunity to play along with this amazing Blog Hop I jumped at the chance - I hope you all have as much fun as I did playing along with us as we show you some great ideas using Jane's new line of goodies - cards, pages, journals we've got it all! 

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How cool is it for Spellbinders Creative Arts to launch the new Mixed Media Collections by Jane Davenport, Making Faces and  New Artomology with a blog hop!  I've been super lucky and have had a little play with some of the new products and they are fabulous (yes I have a favorite - you'll see her below!).  Come on - let's get hopping!

If you participating on the Blog Hop and have arrived here from Mayline Jung's Blog, Welcome - you are in the right place oxoxo


Blog Hop Starts Friday, June 28th, 2019, 9 am EDT


Step 1: Start by cutting a hole in the top journal page - this is your Peek-a-Boo porthole - I used a page I'd done a watercolor test on previously - so it just had a messy wash of pink on there. Then use Jane's die Marcia's Makeover to cut this gorgeous girl out of black cardstock (it's a bit sturdier than paper), play with the position of your image until you are happy with the view through the porthole - you really want this gorgeous girl to be the star of the page.  Once the placement has been decided (under or over the hole) - use a pale pencil to add some place markers and draw around your image so you know just where it will go and where your other elements can sit on the page and still remain hidden!  This page is about surprises!

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Step 2

Grab some of Jane's yummy skin tone Acrylic paints and do a little custom color mixing to add skin tone to the underneath page where the face and neck will be located.  I've just created a very simple color here, darker on one side and the edges - keep it simple.  You might like to apply 2 coats so there are no streaks.

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Step 3:

Now it's time to begin adding a little color.  Lay the cutout circle over the bottom page so you know what area to leave blank - and leave this on the page as you add paint.  I've used the yummy Color Sticks mixed with gesso to create some custom colors to use on my background, the colors are a little pale but will perfectly match the Color Stick colors if you use them later.  I've applied my DIY paint using an eyebrow brush so get beautiful scruffy lines and marks.

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Step 4:

Now it's time to add a little pastel to your page, I've used it to add a little extra color to the skin, to create a basic shape of a dress and to give a beautiful watermelon pink ombre color to the hair.  Once done lay your die cut image over the top to make sure you have color everywhere you want it.
PS - the Palette Pastels are super yum to work with, you can layer them, blend the colors, add them over acrylic paint - I DIE!

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Step 5:

Time to commit!  Glue down your die cut girl and use the Black Lace pen to add a matching black outline for the simple dress.

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Step 6:

Add extra color to the background using acrylic paint and apply it using both stamps and found objects for a more unique look.  Clean up any messy bits of pastel with an eraser and we are almost finished.  Use one of the acrylic paint colors to add a hint of color to the eyes of the die cut girl.  Add any extra stamped images you may want at this point.

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Step 7:

Lucky last - add a hint of sparkle using the Golden Age Ultimate pen - I added it to the stars on both pages and a few of the beautiful orchid flower designs (and a single feather) from the Masquerade Tattoos set.

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And the peek-a-boo page is complete!

The top layer looks like a simple pink and black page...

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and when you open it up you see there is much more to the page than you first thought!

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Products from the Making Faces and NEW Artomology collection kindly supplied by Spellbinders for me to play with - Yes I know how amazingly lucky I am (affiliate links in use)!

Other Supplies: Dina Wakley Acrylic paint in Turquoise and Magenta, Gesso, Circle Cutter, Jane Journal


To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 7th 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be announced in our blog hop post the following Monday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties, and taxes.


Make sure to visit each site on the hop and leave the Davenpeeps below a little love oxox


PS - did you see that Jane released a  FREE Making Faces Workshop and a fabulous new Making Faces By Jane Davenport Starter Kit Bundle

“Join Jane as she celebrates the global release of her groundbreaking ‘Making Faces’ collection. Each of these beauty inspired art supplies offer myriad creative tricks!   The ‘Making Faces’ workshop is an online art class. This means you can tune in when convenient, enjoy the lessons at your own pace, rewind as needed and learn in your pajamas if that’s what suits you!”

I know what I'm checking out this weekend!


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