Sunday, January 17, 2016

Be You, Bravely

I have another journal page to share that I made for the January Challenge on the Wanderlust course I am taking.  We were to use the ideas about composition, focal points and balance on our page that we learned on Kesia's video on Friday.  We were also to be inspired by a quote she gave us.
I used several mediums on my page - first I covered the page with white Gesso.  When that was dry, I spritzed water over the page, placed a few drops of distress reinkers on the page and spread the color around  with a paintbrush  -  I used Weathered Wood across the top half , Iced Spruce and Pumice Stone along the bottom.  When that was dry I used black embossing paste with  the Talaya, Goddess of Rain stencil from Stencil Girl.
 The birds are from Some Birds stencil from Artplorations stenciled using Black Soot Distress Ink.  I stamped lightly here and there with a Bubbles Cover stamp from Impression Obsession in Pumice Stone.  I stamped stamps from Tree Line beneath the birds and in the right hand corner in Ice Spruce ink - just pressing lightly on the stamp.  The cut out sentiment is a stamp from The Right Words set by Dyan Reaveley. I drew around the sentiments with a black Stabilo pencil then rubbed the lines with a damp finger to blurr.  I used several Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers on my page.
The floral in the corner is Tim Holtz Blossom Stencil.
The final thing I did was to splatter white acrylic paint over the whole page using a Ranger Splatter Brush.  It softened the large black area on the stencil as well as adding little dots of texture over the whole journal page.
I feel like I've learned a lot about Journaling after just two classes on the topic at Wanderlust - I'm really happy with how this one came out!  Definitely a great improvement of my previous journaling attempts.
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Stamps:  Treeline Stamps - Tim Holtz/SA, The Right Words set - Dylusions/Dyan Reaveley, Bubbles Background - Impression Obsession.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Reinkers - Iced Spruce, Weathered Wood, Pumice Stone, Ranger Distress Ink pads - Iced Spruce, Black Soot.
Accessories:  Stencils -  #S286 Talaya, Goddess of Rain - Stencil Girl, Some Birds Stencil - Artplorations, Blossom Stencil - Tim Holtz/SA, Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers, White acrylic Paint, Splatter Brush - Ranger, Stabilo Black pencil, Wendy Vechi Black Embossing Paste, white Gesso, Mini Mister - Ranger, paint brush.

11 comments:

Loll said...

This is so COOL! You're having fun and it shows in your journal page. LOVE the design, the colours, everything about this --- amazing design Julia! xx

A Pink said...

Fabulous journo pages ! Julia Love the colour palette and adore Talaya . (One of my faves - though I am yet to get hold of it ) .
Thanks for sharing and so glad you're enjoying the course .
xx

Deborah Frings said...

Amazing page. I think the colours, images and words are super. You are obviously really enjoying this course - might go and check it out! xx

Annette Allen said...

wow this is amazing.. very creative

Charlene said...

What a touching journal page!

Kim Heggins said...

This is absolutely amazing Julia!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic page Julia! So artistic and creative! I love it!

Redanne said...

Talaya looks fantastic on your page Julia, very dramatic - and I just love the quote you have used too! I am really loving the classes too. Hugs, Anne xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful journal page Julia! Deb xo

butterfly said...

An incredibly beautiful page, Julia - really moving and thought-provoking. Yes, I'm finding the classes really inspirational too... I'm only sad I'm going to be away for so much of it.
Alison xx

Susan said...

Hi, Julia, just popped in to see if you had gotten going on the challenges. And I see this ah-mazing work. Love it and I especially enjoyed reading your creative process. I have several things in progress...so happy to be on this road together.