Thursday, June 12, 2014


This is one of those pages that ended up totally different then what I initially intended it to look like. I was going for a really simple page with a background a a bit of text and somehow this happened.

I started out with some masking tape for texture all over the pages.

Next I added some White gesso and while that was still wet I sprayed some homemade acrylic paint spray over it.  The paint spray is a 50/50 mixture of acrylic paint and Airbrush medium. I then smooshed the two pages together to get even more texture.

When all of this was dry I took out a few stencils, some modeling paste, and some black and turquoise acrylic paint.

When the modeling paste was dry I went over it with some sparkly Lumiere Paint.

Now at this point I was just going to print off a saying and adhere it to my page. I did print off the saying, but as I was playing around with the layout I found myself not really liking it. So off I went to flip through some magazines. I had the idea of a figure of some sort when I came across this image. I loved it and had to use it.

As you can see the image had writing across it. In order to cover this up i decided to paint it. Well painting the hand lead to painting the eyes, which lead to painting the lips, eyebrows, and magnifying glass. Then all of that lead to adding in some white highlights.

Now that was all done, the saying no longer really went. So I decided to type out another saying and than that lead to some hand lettering. I thought the saying was very fitting for the page and my entire process. Somehow the pages really came together and I must say they are one of my favorites.

I am submitting this to Simon says Stamp Paint Challenge. Be sure to pop in there to see more great projects. As always thank you for stopping by.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I can definitely see why these pages became some of your favorites! They are quite amazing and it was such a joy to read through the creative journey you took to get from the beginning to the end. I love it when projects turn out completely different than what we intended! You used so many great techniques and I simply adore the way you painted the magnifying glass girl! And how insightful to change the sentiment to match the scene and give it more meaning. It's always fun to see what that clever mind of yours dreams up and this definitely did not disappoint! Beautiful job, great use of paint. I'm so glad you shared this with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!