Saturday, 15 August 2015

Fun new PaperArtsy Blog Challenge theme

Good Morning everyone.......

.......and what a gorgeous morning it is after such a blinking awful day yesterday!  We had non-stop rain (as I think did lots of us) but this morning is wonderful sunshine :D!

Righty Ho! Leandra and the PaperArtsy crew have a fab new theme over on the blog at the moment  incorporating the use of gels and/or mediums.  There's lots of very useful info in last Sunday's introductory post HERE followed by some gorgeous projects throughout the week from the DT.  Wednesday's inspiration came from the very talented Lin Brown where she and Leandra shared a video showing a fab technique Lin discovered using heavy gloss gel and shimmer sprays.  As yesterday's weather was so awful I gave myself a day in my craftroom just to play and have a go at Lin's technique and this morning I'm entering one of the results into the PaperArtsy Blog Challenge.



Yep, I decided to do one of the pieces in my A6 size journal (thanks Sam)!  I had already slapped some leftover Fresco Finish paint onto the pages ages ago so spread some Liquitex Heavy Gloss Gel (only have Soft Matte in the Golden which Lin used) through a stencil.  Oops, unusually for me I hadn't cleaned the stencil from last time I used it with dye ink so the gel did it for me, lol! I then went on to use the two Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst sprays that I have but they weren't the right colours so I dug out some old Moon Glow stains that I've had for years.  
 
 
I'm just going to share a few pics now but do hop over to see Lin's video because her results are stunning on different papers and with slightly different products.  One thing I did notice is that once dry the mica in the sprays/stains rubbed off the card/papers that I used but didn't over the gel.





 The stamps are from PaperArtsy's Squiggly Ink range and were one of the first sets I bought from them at a show (NEC I think) quite a few years ago.  The wording is theirs as well from an Ink and the Dog set.

I'm off to link up now so have a smashing weekend everyone and thanks for dropping by.

Hugs
Lesley  Xx


14 comments:

Suzi B said...

Gorgeous pages Lesley, perfect to sparkle up a grey day..
Suzi B xx

Elaine said...

Nice to see you playing in a journal Lesley! Great work! Lin's technique was a smasher wasn't it? Love your interpretation and that silvery effect is lovely. It is lovely to see the sun again after a couple of days of rather relentless rain, still I suspect my garden will be happy! Happy Weekend. Elaine xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, stunning Lesley, the colours are beautiful and the gloss medium through the stencil (love the look where it cleaned your stencil for you). I must go check out Lin's technique.

Sue xx

sam21ski said...

Well I think they look fab Lesley xx

Helen said...

oh, Lesley this has come out beautifully! got to make a bit of space to get my sprays out now and have a play too.

Hazel Agnew said...

You have managed to make your relief show up really well Lesley! It looks great! Might have a go with another stencil, mine was a bit too delicate!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Glorious! Such a great technique,

Lucy x

veronica said...

love the colours lesley, and great effect with the sprays, will definitely have to try this technique now

Etsuko Noguchi said...

What a fascinating pages Lesley!! Beautiful effect and great colours. I love this!! xxx

Sarah B said...

The shine on these is wonderful Lesley love it xx

butterfly said...

Ooh, I love these pages, Lesley - glorious shimmer from the sprays over that fab texture. Lovely work.
Alison xx

Jane Castle said...

Love these pages Lesley, they have a great richness to them x

Craftyfield said...

Lovely texture and shine...And it's so much fun playing with gels and sprays!!!

Sue C said...

Beautiful pages Lesley! The moonglow stains have worked a treat, I still have some of those tucked away somewhere too! Sue C x