Good morning and a very happy Tuesday. Today I'm sharing my second piece for the Country View Crafts "First Signs of Spring" challenge, and this time it's a journal page.
I started by putting some very pale PaperArtsy Fresco paints down just to make a start 'cos this was the first (and very white) page in the journal. Then I put some Aladine texture paste through various stencils in pink, yellow, and green as I thought these were good Spring colours. The silver paint was added through my new 12x12 Stamperia stencil. There are so many different patterns on this one stencil, I love it!
Then I used black gesso to stencil the Dina Wakley birds. The musical notes is another part of the Stamperia stencil. I have to say you NEED this stencil! I'm always a bit scared of the black gesso, it's either amazing at the end or a total disaster. Today, I'm very happy!
Next, I added some die cuts from a very old Spellbinders die just to define the musical notes, and it's all done. The text is from a Dina Wakley set and it's one of my favourite sayings
I also added a bit of stamping with a Dina script stamp 'cos as you know, too much white scares me lol.
Nope, I'm not cleaning my stamps or stencils, and you can't make me! The ink conditions the stamps, and it's just paint on the stencil - I did clean off the texture paste though so it wouldn't clog the smaller holes.
The Stamperia stencils can be found here
The PaperArtsy Fresco Paint here
Izink/Aladine Paints here and
Dina Wakley goodies here
I really am hoping for a nice early Spring now, or we could just cut to Summer - I've certainly had enough of Winter!
I hope you have a lovely day whatever you are doing, and thanks so much for looking x