another journal page from me this week (sorry!! ish) as this is where I mostly use my large collection of stencils and masks when I'm playing.
I wanted to take some layer by layer process pics for you but I got a bit carried away so they start from layers 4 and 5...........
I started by laying down some collage fodder, using some birthday wrapping paper and some text printed tissue paper. The second layer applied was some random background stamping followed by a third layer consisting of blocks of different coloured acrylic paint. The fourth layer was a darker coat of acrylic over the whole page.
Hmmmm! I'm not sure if you would count stage 5 as a layer really as technically I have taken something away rather than added it? Anyhoo, using multiple Tando stencils (distressed diamond mini, Giovanna Eighties, distorted harlequin, distorted hive, Neil Walker Random 3 and diamond circles) I removed some of the 4th layer of darker acrylic by placing the stencils where I wanted them to go and rubbing through them with a baby wipe (a technique I first became aware of via Dina Wakely), how much or little you remove is entirely up to you.
Layer 6 consists of some gesso applied through the distressed sequin mini mask.
Layer 7 was my border and highlight layer, the border was simply a run round the edge with a large black india ink brush pen followed by a white gel pen to add the dashes. I added highlights/detail by replacing the masks/stencils on the page and used a black fine liner to add the bits I wanted.
The final 8th layer consists of a quote (my own as far as I know!) and a focal point. I felt that the page needed a large image and chose to leave this black and white for more contrast, it is a large mixed-media doll stamp from my stash (Prima) stamped onto white card.
Here is what I used................
For more inspiration you could visit the blog HERE.
Many thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to.