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more playing!

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over the weekend i continued to play in my journal…..

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i added more layers to the orange/pink pages eluded to in the previous post …..

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and i decided to have a play with a collage background, so have begun that…..

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all the backgrounds haven’t progressed any further, as i seem to enjoy the backgrounds rather than the top layers!. I’m going to add a whitewash layer to the collage to make the papers more subtle.

not much else to share for now – i have a new oven now, so will be back to the baking this weekend – might try tan slice….mmmmm!.

Backgrounds

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Today i have been playing with some new toys, and have been making some background pages for my art journal.I’m finding i can make the backgrounds without to much trouble, but struggle to take it to the next level.

Last weekend i brought 3 Dylusions ink and 2 stensils, and today i finally had a good play. I tried the inks on pages with and without gesso to see how they react, and what the colour is like. I’m liking what i see!.

this is a more completed background, now awaiting the next step – whatever that may be – Pinterest to the rescue i think!.

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the turquoise ink and harlequin stensil are new, the rest of the things i already had. the orange is much more vibrant in real life.

i’ve also got an orange and pink page started but not worth showing yet!.

In other news, theres been no baking since the banana muffins, as my oven has packed a sad pretty much straight afterwards. I have a new oven being delivered on monday. Not much else to report, I’ve watched loads of Olympics and not done alot else – NZ is on about 5 golds now, and team GB have done fantastically!!.

July Calendar Page, and one other!.

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I have been managing to keep up with the calendar pages  – i should be able to, its only been 2 months!. I dont tend to put my page together to towards the end of the month, and i write down daily what my thoughts or observations are. which means there isnt anything to show for Aug yet, although i have the concept in my head!.

So last night i finished off my July page, writing the info in the circles, sticking them down and doing some final doodling. here it is, and i’m also sharing it over on The Kathryn Wheel blog.

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I’m doing my pages on 12 x 12 stash rather than in a notebook, and am storing them in an album.

then i finally finished a page i’ve been working on throughout most of July. i’d do something, and the result would make me change direction, so i’d walk away and think about. I finally decided that what i did with it this morning would be the final thing and i’m calling it finished and once the wet bits are dry i’m putting it away!.

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Calendar Page for June

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I’ve been watching my friend Ally as she has been making calendar pages over the past year, and have been wanting to do the same, but a lack of mojo and inspiration stopped me. Once i moved i knew things would kick up a knotch as the things that were blocking me would be gone.

sooo…..i had a go and made my first page!. the idea comes from the Kathryn Wheel blog – an inspirational blog in itself!.

anyway, this is my first offering detailing what happened in the month of June – Jubilee month for us in the UK, hence the red, white and blue!.

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