Friday 16 December 2011

Winter Peace by Alison

Hello Stampers. I have a Wintry double journal page to share with you today. I've used the lovely snowflake stamp that's one of the free stamps you can get with every order this month. You can see them both HERE.

Ok, so I started off by sponging Claudine Hellmuth Black Gesso all over my pages. It's a wonderful dense black, that gives great coverage! I made it thicker in a couple of corners, & stamped into it with the snowflake stamp. Remember to spritz your stamp with water when doing this, & then clean it thoroughly straight after.

Once the gesso was dry, I dry-brushed it with Claudine's Studio Paints in Sky Blue, Smidge of Blue & Purple Palette, finally adding a few highlights with some Blank Canvas. It really highlights the texture on the pages, especially where I stamped into the Gesso.

I stamped the Bare Tree on the right-hand page, then some more Snowflakes onto both pages, using Black Stazon ink. I added some highlights to the tree with an Inkessentials white pen. I used Pearl Perfect Pearl mist to add splatters across my pages. I did this, by shaking the bottle thoroughly, then unscrewing the top, & flicking the tube that goes into the bottle of mist. Hope this makes sense! Lol!

I painted some Grunge letters with Silver Paint Dabber, & glued them to my pages. Then I used small alphabet stamps from the Scrabble & Tags Plate, to stamp words on the edge of some old music sheet. I used Studio Matt Medium to glue these to my pages, together with a couple of scraps of music sheet.

Finally, I used a black pencil to edge the words, & the music sheet scraps.

Thanks for looking!
Alison xxx


Helen said...

What a great double spread! Loving the black gesso - that will be on my list for next year!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful pages, great colors and texture.

Neil said...

Lovely pages, great texture and colours.

Joanne said...

This is super. Getting the texture right is a problem for me but you have mastered it perfectly.
Hugs Joanne xx

Kirsten Alicia said...

Gorgeous pages, the black gesso looks great.

Artyjen said...

Soooooooo wintery I feel a shiver coming on! LOL
Great pages
xoxo Sioux

Gabrielle said...

Lovely work Alison! There's so much hidden detail in here and I have loved looking at the photos!

Candy C said...

This is beautiful! I love the background and the technique! <3 Candy

Emma Williams said...

A gorgeous peace of artwork and so much detail, it's stunning! Think I definitely need to add the black gesso to my "must have" list!
Love Emma xxx

Mandy Makes and Mends said...

This is fab Alison ...not tried the black gesso yet as not sure what to do .....stunning ....will so have to try this x

Minxy said...

Totally awesome pages Ali, love the colour choice and those snowflakes look fab x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, frosty pages.
Lynne x