Monday, 23 June 2008

Round Robin Journal: Paula's Page

This is my page for Paula's journal for Astrid's Round Robin Challenge. Paula chose the theme "Imagine" for her journal, which for some reason I struggled with as there was so much scope. (I think I need somebody to tell me what to do!) I decided to go with a dreamy interpretation of the word Imagine, using light and dreamy colours and giving it a soft, swirly appearance. I had a rare day full of free time yesterday and so this is how I spent most of it.

I started with an acrylic painted background, which I painted round in a spiral using three colours of paint, then added some Brilliance Ink over the top which I dabbed on with a sponge through some sequin waste and also some direct from the pad around the edges. I then added some sequin waste on two of the corners and a circle of shiny mesh in the centre. I layered on a circle from the bottom of an alminium pie tin which I coloured using alcohol inks and then the image of the woman over the top. I coloured the eyes and headband using a Sharpie pen and then added some Anita's Gloss Finish to the eyes to make them look watery. Next I added the mosaic tiles at the bottom right, (they haven't photographed very well, but are actually a pale lilac and a silvery grey), and the "think bubble" which I drew and wrote on white card using a Sharpie pen. After that I added the arrow and the flourish, which are both Grungeboard. I painted them with gesso and then coloured them using Brilliance Inks, so they have a pearlescent finish (which again doesn't show up well due to my poor photography skills), and the word "dreamer" which I printed out on white paper. Finally I added the butterflies, which I stamped on acetate using black Stazon and glittered on the back using Stickles.

It's on its way to Paula today so I hope she likes it!


PBird said...

I LOVE IT!! Brilliant. Butterflies are one of mt fave things too. It looks absolutely beautiful and I cant wait till it lands on the doorstep. Thank you Sian x

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Mieke said...

Wow, beautiful!!!

Viola said...

So great! Wonderful colors!