Thanks everyone for coming by
I've been out and about this week but now have another journal page to share with you.
I was inspired for this page by a serviette with a Buddha and some other lovely serene photos on it. I started with another page of leftover paint. I think it is Jo Sonja Yellow Deep. I then got out a new Crafters Workshop stencil called Tie Dye and rubbed Impress Chocolate ink over it and let it dry. I softened it a bit with a baby wipe and gesso.
Then i used Stazon Timber Brown stamp pad and a flower stamp to stamp randomly, then added more gesso where needed.
so this is the serviette which i cut up and then stuck to the page
once it was dry I rubbed Titanium White around the edges with my finger to soften and help it blend into the page. I love also how the paint picked up the rough creases of the serviette to add some texture.Impress Spring Green
at this stage that green was looking a bit bright and gaudy but it is one of many layers so I knew it would be alright in the end...
so out came some stamps......
and some papers....
my trusty White Signo pen and an orange Staedtler fineliner....
to outline some of the stamps
more stamps, can you tell I have a fetish for stamps?
I needed some softening of the page but with a bit of colour and I remembered I had this set of soft pastels in earth tone which are perfect for my page so i rubbed them around the piece of paper that I had stamped the saying on
journalled with my fineliner
I also doodled a bit of a loose border and ended up with my finished page. I really like how it turned out and will have to get those pastels out more often I think.
I am always drawn to Buddha's and I do love reading about the beliefs, philosophies and, as you know, from meditating daily, I find my peace and serenity from this practice.
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh