Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Serena My Sunflower Girl

Hi Everyone

Sorry it’s been a 3 week gap since I last post but pre-Christmas illness and Christmas celebrations meant that I was banned from my Craft Hovel for the duration.  Thankfully OH has released me from the holiday shackles and well…. here I am ready or not!!

I have been having a quick relaxing play with my crafty stash and decided that it was time to do another page of my journal.  So I went to my ‘go-to-stuff’ and pulled out some favourites.  Tonight they are my Oak House Studio Sunflower Stamp, Acrylic Inks, Pure Colour Chemistry Inks for spraying and paste. 

So here it is……


DBL journal pages - sunflower girl dec 15

What I Did

  • Firstly I coated the pages with white gesso then using a circle stencil from Finnabair I added some pasted areas. Dried with a heat tool.
  • Then using a pencil I lightly sketched the face area on the far RH side of pages.  Using some Buff Titanium and Burnet Sienna acrylic paints I made the skin tone colour for the face.  I used Quinacridone Scarlet mixed with Buff Titanium for the lips.
  • Using some kitchen paper to block the face off I used some Citrus Lime Ink diluted with water in a spray bottle, and spritzed the background.  Then I used an orange and a yellow Acrylic Ink to create the splashed and runs of colours on the pages.  Dried with a heat tool.  I then used a script stamp to add detail together with some wording stamps.
  • Next I stamped the Sunflower stamp 5 times direct onto the page flowing across both diagonally.  I also stamped 3 more flowers onto plain card.  Each flower was painted with gesso that has been coloured using a tiny spot of Bottled Sunshine Pure Colour Chemistry.  Cut out the flowers on the card.
  • For the centre of the flowers I used stamps from Finnabair stamped onto card/patterned paper and cut out.  I also stamped the butterfly onto card, coloured it and cut it out.
  • I glued the circle stamped pieces onto the flowers on the pages and then added the 3 remaining flowers and the butterfly.  The last thing I did was to go around all the outside edges with some Brazil Nut ink.

DBL journal pages - close up sunflower girl dec 15


What I Used

Oak House Studio – Sunflower Stamp

Oak House Studios Pure Colour Chemistry Inks – Citrus Lime, Bottled Sunshine and Brazil Nut

Oak House Studio Acrylic Inks – Amber and Citrine

Finnabair Stamps – various

Carabelle Studio Script Stamp – Carte Postale

Pebeo Studio Acrylic Paints


We hope you have been inspired.



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