Hello friends I hope everyone is fine 🙂
Here is another spread from my first journal. What I really like about this spread is the way the letters, and the bird in particular, seem to lift off the page, all done with just a bit of shadowing and highlighting.
The theme follows on from my previous post and is about me changing and attracting into my life good things. I truly feel things are slowly but surely changing for the better.
The spread has the usual textured gesso ground with lots of layers of acrylic paint, stamping and paper. I used some scans of old newspapers my history group had used for research, printed them out on matt photo paper and then aged it with tea and distress inks, I then tore pieces of the print to add to the page. The ephemera is from a packet of goodies I bought at Hobbycraft in the UK and is made by K & Co.
I have a new love in my life at the moment and it’s ‘ModPodge’. I’ve been using it to cover some plain boxes with collage. The boxes will contain some small some gifts I am making for some friends for Christmas. I LOVE the ModPodge, even if it does smell a bit strange, the finish is soooo smooth and lovely. I bought it when I was in America. It is available in some shops local to where I live but I’ve never bought any before because it always seemed far too expensive. Then when I was in LA I asked my friend to take me to ‘Once Upon a Page’ in Burbank, it’s the nearest craft shop to where she lives in the Hollywood Hills. It’s mainly a scrapbooking store and was a treasure-trove of goodies for me. There were loads and loads of lovely papers so many it was hard to make a choice but eventually I managed. I also bought some distress inks, chipboard pieces, some fauxphemera, a few stamps, the lovely ModPodge and a few more bits and pieces. I probably went a bit over the top but I was on holiday and I had very little opportunity to spend any money during my visit so I thought it was OK to splash out on supplies. Besides I’m an addict and I just can’t stop myself.
That’s all for now folks
See you soon