woensdag 16 oktober 2013

Sometimes I wish I could see beyond the horizon.....

The other day I went to this craft shop I had never been before and found this lovely stencil with faces on it by Andy Skinner. And as it happens, tomorrow I will be attending a workshop by Mr Skinner himself, how cool is that?!
Anyhow, I made this spread in my Donna Downey journal with the stencils and my brandnew Pan Pastels and Distress Paints. Love how it turned out. It has an autumn feel to it, I think due to the colours I used.
Now this page started out as a 'junk' page, in that I had made some acrylic wash by mixing acrylic paint with gel medium for another page, but of course I made way too much, and so I used the left over wash with a stencil on this empty page. That is what you see at the bottom, and after painting over it with Distress Paints I was sorry to see it covered up, and so I decided to take some sanding paper to it and I sanded the paints off again. Love it!
I painted the faces with black acrylic paint, and used the stencil on the inclusions too, so they would show also when the flap of the inclusion is lying on top of them.
Now when I finished my page it looked to me as if the face on the right page was looking down from the sky, and so these words popped into my mind. I don't think it's somebody's quote, I just made it up, so now it is my quote LOL!
Hope you like my spread, I sure enjoyed making it! Have a great day, hugs Frea

23 opmerkingen:

  1. Dat heb je weer mooi gedaan, die kleuren en structuren. Super.
    Liefs, Melanie

  2. Beautiful work and thank you for joining in the Inspire Creationz blog challenge


  3. What a really amazing set of pages!! So much detail and texture. So much work have gone into these and they are well worth it.
    Beautiful colour range.

    Thank you so much for making such an effort and entering the SeemaCrafts October Challenge 'Autumn Colours'.

    Hope you will join in more of our monthly challenges as there are always wonderful prizes up for grabs from our fantastic sponsors.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxxx DT Member

  4. you really do these pages wonderfully, can't quite get to grips with it myself, I don't do messy unless its organised messy

  5. Beautiful book work thank you for entering feeling crafty challenge
    and good luck xx

  6. Love all the details, the more you look the more you see. Thanks for entering the cupboard trilogy challenge and good luck x

  7. Fabulous journal page, love all the elements you have used creating so much texture and layers. I have the same Andy Skinner stencil it is really useful for journalling, hope you enjoy your class I did 3 classes with Andy in the summer, awesome.x

  8. Great project! I hope you enjoyed your workshop!
    Thanks for playing at The Crafting Cafe this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  9. what a lovely book. thank you so much for joining in wit our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog

    Stella xx

  10. Cool!!! Thanks so much for participating in our SCRIBBLES challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  11. What a beautiful project/book, love your design and the gorgeous colours..Thank you for joining us at Bearly-Mine Challenge this week and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

  12. Fabulous pages. The colours, stencils and textures are wonderful and the flap is a brilliant idea.

    Thank you for joining in with the feeling Crafty challenge and good luck x

  13. This is very unique and I love the background you created with the stencils. I'm not sure about the faces yet but I think the idea of mixing is really cool. Thanks for stopping by Mema's Crafts and playing with us. Hope to see more of your work in future challenges.

  14. wow, this was awesome, love this Thanks for joining the Fall Challenge at Seemacrafts and hope to see more of your amazing projects in future challenges, this project was truly inspiring! Hugs Larelle-Susanne

  15. This is so beautiful, love the fall colors..
    Thanks for sharing it with us at PTT...

  16. I'm loving the altered pages Frea! The colors and textures are wonderful!

    Thanks for joining us at Scribbles Designs and good luck!

    Sandy S
    ~Owner/Designer Scribbles Designs~

  17. Lovely work good luck in the visible image challenge. Kim

  18. Amazing art journal page! Thanks for joining us at Visible Image!

  19. fab work, thanks for joining in the challenge at Visible image x

  20. Fabulous pages. Thank you for joining in the Visible Image challenge this month.
    Cathy xx

  21. Looking to see if you had done a Timmy tag to return the compliment but I couldn't see one BUT I did find this and it is BRILLIANT. I have the same face stencil and have been to a demo with Andy, he is cool isn't he. BJ