Good Morning to all my fellow journaller's....
Well here I am again folks with another one of my journal pages in my little vintage journal. I wanted to do another page in this journal because I used spray inks on the last page with the Octopode Lion and the paper didn't absorb the ink properly. The paper seems to have a coating on it which means that the ink settles on top of the paper and the colour isn't as vibrant.
This time I wanted to use Acrylic paints to see the effect that they give.
I didn't know what I was going to do so I chose a few colours from the Adirondack Acrylic paint Dabbers range. I chose a dark, medium and light blue with white and light grey.
I applied the light grey and light blue to the page, as a background, using wet wipes and my hands. I use wet wipes to apply the paint because the moisture in the wipes, gives the paint a slightly longer 'play' time, which enables you to blend colours together more easily and get the shade you want. I painted the water/waves with my fingers, until I was happy with how it looked.
Whilst the paint was drying, I stamped out my 'Stampotique Mermaids' onto smooth card and coloured them in with Tim Holtz Distress Markers, then cut them out.
Before I stuck them to the page, I added some background details, to make it look more interesting.
At the top of the page I used Dylusions 'Doodle Parts' stamp set, and again, coloured them in with distress markers.
Unfortunately, I can't remember which stamps I used for the bottom of the 'sea bed'. I think they were an earlier set from Creative Expressions, but I'm not 100% sure.
Once everything was coloured in and I was happy with it, I stuck the mermaids in place and then finally drew around everything with a black fine liner. This makes the images 'pop' off the page.
I can't think of an appropriate quote to put on the page at the moment, so I'm leaving that until later.
If any one out there can think of a good quote, then let me know and I'll put it on my page.
I really enjoyed making this page, especially the finger painting. I felt like I was back at school....
Take care, and I'll be back soon.......Happy Crafting xx