Sunday, 29 January 2012

One Word One Technique # 5

Hi and welcome to week 5 of One Word One Technique.
January Technique - Paint
This weeks word prompt - Wish

Here is my finished journal pages ...
To make the background was really simple.
First take some white Gesso and brush all over your page,to speed up the drying process i used my handy heat tool..just don`t hold it too close or the paint will blister.
Once dry i took some Gold pearlescent Acrylic paint and splodged it straight on the page ...
and brushed all over till i was happy

I then took some white Gesso and dry brushed it ove the page and worked it in with a dry sponge.To add the splotches take some Distress ink and with a fine brush flick it over the pages until you are happy.I found that the ink didn`t sink into the page so with a paper towel just lightly dap over the top.
I wanted a more aged look to my pages so with a distress ink pad and with an ink tool i used brushed corduroy and black soot roughly around the edges.
 The heart was made from cardboard packaging,i took the backing off ,cut out a heart,dry brushed with some gesso and gold acrylic then stamped on the Wish sentiment.
Then had some fun adding stamps,journalling and embellishments.
This is the first time i have used paint on journalling pages and hope you like what i have done and hopefully inspire you to break out those paints and brushes yourself!
Please checkout the past posts for more inspiration from the lovely DT ladies.
If you play along we would all love to see what you make so please pop back and leave a comment,look forward to visiting you all.
Happy Crafting
P.S The end result of my journal pages was taken outside so you get a better idea of how the colours look as the light inside my shed isn`t so good.


  1. It's so fun to get messy and spread the paint around - I love that too. Thanks for the visit. I will be back! xox Corrine