Friday, 6 May 2011

Back ground beginings

Hello, how are things in your journal world today? I am loving finding out about journalling. I am taking part in a FREE work shop by Strathmore (link on the right hand side bar) And in WS3 we are just doing back grounds for the first week, above I have used some sprays from Dylusions (I really like these I have to have more) then I used some stencils to create texture there are really a few layers here to make this BKGRD but I am happy with this one for now ;0) You can do as many as you like I did quite a few, I just couldn't stop I was up when the birds were beginning to sing ;0) So nice to witness the sun coming up and nature awaking. Unfortunately I then went to sleep for a couple of hours. So here are just a few I hope you like them. Remember they are not finished it's just the first few layers of a back ground page you can enlarge them to get better details.

There are quite a few layers here already, I have used Dylusions paint and lots of water. then I printed off some images I liked and transferred them to the paper. Followed by more white acrylic paint to make them feel more part of the page.

Here again lots of layers of paints and acrylic white paint to knock it back then more transfers (these didn't work out as well but that's fine, because I added even more layers of paint and then stamped with inks then more layers of paint to knock it back again. Now they look pretty fab to me and I am already for the next lesson on Monday. I hope you will stop by again soon, it's so nice to have a couple more followers I have 10 now woo hoo. I am really loving sharing my new Journal Journey's with you all. Love Dawn xx


NatashaMay said...

Beautiful backgrounds! I see we're class mates. :) And we share the love for cats. :)

Eva said...

Looks like you are off to a flying start you have inspired me to do something in mine:O) I have the spray watercolors from the last workshop and lots of stencils, so I have no excuse, do I?

Cheryl said...

oh these are great hun love the backgrounds you have created hugs cheryl xxxxx

Coleen said...

Great texture on these. I like dots.

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