Monday 28 January 2013

Journal colour on a grey day

I subscribe to Donna Downey's You Tube channel where she posts 'Inspiration Wednesday' and the last one was using watercolour wax crayons direct to the page before blending with your wet finger (water is better than wine).

Liked this and decided to try it and the result certainly pops of the page.  Not what I expected as I'm still getting used to my Neocolour II sticks.

The colours are uber-vibrant, and not just in the photo, toned them down with a spray of gray acrylic/water mix (again a Donna idea) and overlaid with stencils and stamping.  The larger font letters are my new Graphic 45 Antique Typewriter wooden stamps - they come in a tin so are irresistible, well I think so.  Stamped bottles are from a PaperArtsy plate and I coloured those with my Portfolio pastels before blasting with my heat gun - makes the colour sink in and become nice and glossy. All it needs now is a bit of journalling - I find that the hardest part.


Inkypinkycraft said...

Sme amazing colours here ! Love the pages you have created! Hugs trace x

Jenny Marples said...

What a wonderful effect with the wax crayons Ann. So cheerful on such a miserable day. Hugs, Jenny x

chrissie said...

Amazing colours and effects to make this page wonderful

Love Chrissie xx

cockney blonde said...

WOW! Absolutely love this Ann, colours are so vibrant, x

JoZart Designs said...

Fabulous pages Ann Great colour scheme and lots of interesting detail.
I must say that I'd forgotten about the quilting shop at Lady Heyes... can't wait to get there now! Looking forward to seeing what you got!
Jo x

Unknown said...

Oh, I love these pages! Colors are beautiful.

hazel said...

Wonderful pages, the backgroud and the colours are fabulous.
xxx Hazel.