Saturday 6 February 2016

Art Journalling - Can't Stop Creating....

This underwater scene had been glued into my journal unfinished for quite some time.

Most of the diecuts had been all individually coloured before cutting out, but this meant that they did not blend on the page.
I decided to White Gesso over everything & reapply colours over the top.
I think this makes it look more blended & watery in effect.

I even gessoed over the gold embossing paste used with the Tim Holtz Eye Chart Stencil .

The paints dripped were various colours of Acrylic Glaze Medium - Key Lime, Ocean Wave, Teal Zircon with some Twinkling H20's as well.

I then dry brushed over the Textured surfaces like the SeaHorses, Starfish & the Embossing to make them stand out from the background.

Highlights were dry brushed with Emperor's Gold Acrylic Glaze & White Gesso.


The Sentiments were stamped with Black & Deep Purple Archival Ink.
Hero Arts Stamps from my stash were used.

Shading around shapes done with Cold Grey Big Brush Pen

I really like this page better than it was before.
Journal pages are never really finished........You can always change things up again....& again...

Hope you enjoy & I am sure more will follow soon as Creating is so Addictive.

Cheers,   Deb


  1. Your page is stunning Deb, that is my favourite TH die set, ever, and I love how you have blended it in with the gesso and dry brushing, it gives the seahorse some wonderful depth and the colours are gorgeous! Anne x

  2. Wonderful depth and texture to these pages and I love the watery colour effects.
    hugs Brenda xxx