Saturday, July 20, 2013

I think I have something going here...

After I had a chance to get used to the French Country Market journal pages I decided I liked it and I thought I would try to do it again but a little different this time.  Here's what happened!
Steampunk Spells Graphic 45
Viola!!  Black gesso, Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells, and a few stencils gave me an evening of a lot of fun.  I have decided I really do like fussy cutting and collages and it gives me a feeling of accomplishment to turn out something like this.  I have also decided I am going to offer the two journal layouts in classes for my students at the shop because they are fairly easy peasy and maybe it will interest them in journaling!

How was it made?  Black gesso went on first then using some stencils I used white paint and had fun with various stencils.  I let the background dry and then did some therapeutic tearing of some of the larger pieces and glued them down with Glue and Seal (maybe use Mod Podge? certainly a lot cheaper).  Next I fussy cut all the other bits and glued them down.  I added a few embellishments and couldn't find anything else I wanted to add.

I think this will make a great class in September or October for Halloween!  What do you think?


  1. I think you have the makings of a great class. I like this one a lot. I don't have the new Graphic 45 papers yet. I am trying to cut back....
    But I might have to make an exception for these papers.

  2. This looks terrific. The G45 papers go really well with the gesso; it's really nice to see how the gesso turned out on the final journal page. I think this will make a great class. I have to say I've been tempted by those G45 papers, as I had some Steampunk Debutante and I've nearly used it all! Julie Ann x

  3. Your pages look fab, especially using the black gesso. I'm restraining myself not to buy any more papers, but these do look great. xxx

  4. I'm liking this look. The black gesso looks like it really pops on these pages. That is a medium I haven't tried yet.It is a fun two pager and makes me ready for Fall!


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