Saturday 15 February 2014

Darcy's journal

Over on the Paper Artsy blog last month Darcy introduced journalling with Darcy. Each month she will show techniques and tips on a journal page which we can follow. You can see the blog here.

Darcy uses grunge paste but I had run out, so so carried on without. Here is how it took shape.  I didn't have the same size journal so used a larger one which I squared off. The two remaining sides I added some lined paper which I will use for journalling. 

I brayed on some fresco acyrlics from the new JOFY limited addition set. 

Then knocked it back with white gesso and when dry sprayed ink in different colours.

I added more ink and built up the layers. I used the ghosting technique with stencils. 

Next I started to make some foam stamps using fun foam. I used these to create some interesting patterns on the pages.

Once I was happy I played about with one of Darcy's new stamps to see what I wanted where. I then stamped the images in black archival ink and set with the heat tool.

I liked the look of leaving it black so filled in some parts. I decided it need something else so thought I would add a simple figure.

I cut a out the fingure and some wings and crown. And coloured them in.

And so here is the finished page

I had so much fun and got so inky and painty it's a wonder it's not just a blur on the page. 
Thank you for looking and I'd love to read your comments.

Debs xx



  1. It's gorgeous Deborah. I love the bright hot colours in the background and the subtle ghosting from the stencils. Love your figure too.

    Emma x

  2. well done, Deborah, it looks fabulous.

  3. Fabulous pages - love the stencilling

  4. gorgeous!!! I love how bright and happy it is, makes me so happy to hear that people have been all inky,painty and messy. Warms my heart to know you are all playing and having fun.

  5. It is beautiful, I love the background and all the layers.


  6. Absolutely gorgeous Deborah! Beautiful colours and I love your background. Once again Darcy's stamps look fab!

    Lesley Xx

  7. Fun foam stamps, exciting colours, love the whorl exciting experience. Fabulous page Deborah. Xx

  8. Beautiful & exquisite pages Deborah!!! All you hard play can be seen, great to see fun foam stamps being used. Glad you made the journaling challenge:-) xxx


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