Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Another Birdie Page!

I had a lot of messy fun making this page! The pages in my journal are quite thin so I always gesso before I do anything. When dry (I heat dry, I am not patient enough to wait!) I added pieces of book pages and a peice of invoice paper from 1938, such lovely thin paper! I then spritzed with some orange, yellow and red and copper sprays (sorry I don't know what make or colour, they were ones I decanted into mini misters ages ago and thought I had better just use them up!) I held the page up so they would run down. Heat dry again! Along the bottom is a stencil (well actually it is the backing to some sticky ribbon I had used way back) I used rusty hinge distress ink. Then I rummaged through my basket of bits and found some scraps of background paper I had made from papers I didn't really like! I drew flatened circles onto it and cut out so you can see the black line. The trunks are made in the same way. These were stuck to the background using a glue stick as was the birdie the words are stickers. Oh and the little tab on the right side is a piece of Tims ribbon which I coloured with the same red spray as I used on the background. (it was then I discovered this red was an Adirondack colour wash spray and it is permenant, I still have a hint of red on all my fingertips inspite of scrubbing with my big boys stuff which gets their hands clean after a hard days graft and doing all last night washing up and this mornings breakfast things!) Oh well I had fun and thats all that matters!

6 comments:

Angelnorth said...

Fab pages. love the dribbly inky background!

Daniele said...

delish pages as well as delish colours
hugs

Sid said...

Gorgeous page, love the colours !!

Scrappy~Sarah said...

beautiful pages

scrapwordsmom said...

Oh my goodness... this page is darling!! Love that bird and those trees!! I am in love !!!!

Leslie

Rebekah said...

What gorgeous projects! Happy WOYWW Hugs Rebekah xx (63)