Saturday, August 31, 2013

When the party's over

Hi there!  Today I would like to share with you a journal page that I created this morning!  I started last night, and I ruined the page because I didn't let my inks dry completely.  So, I started fresh this morning, and it just took on a new and exciting look!  I'm glad I messed up last night!  :D

One of the current trends is dripping on your canvases, scrapbook pages and journals.  I had yet to try this, and thought that it would be cool here.  When I sprayed all of the different colors initially, I thought that this could be a fun birthday themed page.  Then, I did the dripping thing, and thought about when the party is over.  You're a little sad when everyone leaves after having such a great time!  Well, I always feel this way!  LOL!

Here's how I made the page:
1.  Prep your page w/ Matte Medium, and let it dry completely. 
2.  W/ several different ink sprays, spray a background, and before it dries, tilt your page up so that the colors drip.
3.  Dry everything and spray a sealant so that the colors don't rub off as you're working.  Let dry.
4.  Taking black gesso and the Mini Tiny Circles stencil, apply in a random pattern on your page.
5.  W/ my party decorations in the top L corner, I used Park Avenue Patterns from SU! w/ Onyx Black ink.  I went back in w/ a silver gel pen to add contrast.
6.  I flipped over my Mini Numbers Collage stencil and sprayed it w/ Black Marble Dylusions Spray.  Then, I pressed it randomly on the page.  This represents that this is a birthday celebration.
7.  I stamped several balloons (ingredients below), and adhered them so it looks like they have lost air and are just dragging by this point. 
8.  I stamped the girl, and paper pieced her.  Colored her w/ copics, and adhered her to the page and that's it!

Paper: Melissa Frances Hope Chest; white c/s
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine), Memento Black, black gesso
       Orange balloon: 1. Canteloupe, 2. Tangelo, 3. Potter's Clay, 4. Morocco  (all Memento)
       Yellow balloon: 1. Squeezed Lemonade (T.H. Distress Ink), 2. Dandelion (Memento), 3. Canteloupe 
                                 (Memento), 4. Mustard Seed (T.H. Distress Ink)
        Purple balloon: 1. Lulu Lavender, 2. Grape Jelly, 3. Elderberry (all Memento), 4. Imperial Purple 
        Blue balloon: 1. Summer Sky, 2. Danube Blue, 3. Majestic Blue (s.o.), 4. Paris Dusk (all Memento)
        Red balloon: 1. Worn Lipstick, 2. Festive Berries, 3. Barn Door, 4. Fired Brick (all T.H. Distress Ink)
        Pink balloon: 1. Spun Sugar (T.H. Distress Ink), 2. Angel Pink (2 x's) (Memento), 3. Picked
                                 Raspberry (T.H. Distress Ink), 4. Rose Bud (Memento)
         Green balloon: 1. Bundled Sage (T.H. Distress Ink), 2. Cottage Ivy (Memento), 3. Mowed Lawn,
                                 4. Pine Needles (both T.H. Distress Ink)

         Sprays used: Dirty Martini, London Blue, Bubblegum Pink, Pure Sunshine, Squeezed Orange, After
                              Midnight, Black Marble & Cherry Pie (all Dylusions sprays)

Copics used: E00 (face/skin); T1 & W-5 (skirt); Y32, E37, E57, & E49 (in that order) (hair)
Stamps:  Riley (Prima); Bunch O' Balloons (Kitchen Sink Stamps); Park Avenue Patterns (SU!)

Here are the links to the products that I used:
Dylusions Ink Sprays - eclecticPaperie
T.H. Distress inks - eclecticPaperie
Riley stamp - eclecticPaperie
Bunch O' Balloons - Kitchen Sink Stamps
Memento Inks (various sizes) - Kitchen Sink Stamps
Versafine Inks - Kitchen Sink Stamps

Have a terrific day!


  1. This page perfectly conveys the "when the party is over" feeling. I think you nailed it! it looks great!

  2. That is VERY COOL! You are so talented!!!!

    Love, mom

  3. This is gorgeous, love the colours and your techniques, tfs


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