... with my latest toys - the brusho inks that everyone is using! Who knew that this stock item in every primary school art cupboard could be so much fun!!
Whenever I use something new I start with my favourite colours - just lovin' that turquoise!! Because it's an ink powder, splashing spots of water on the page and dabbing it off (one of my favourite techniques of the moment) doesn't work once the ink is dry, but I managed to catch it before it dried and got a lovely effect. I'm happier splashing water on my pages than bleach!
I think Nina looks right at home on this double spread journal page, and Daniel's circles give lots of choice for a sun!
I have been suffering from a very nasty chest infection, with a dreadful sore throat :( Haven't been able to do much so this journal page has come together over a week, just little bits at a time.
This month's Lavinia Stamps challenge is to use autumn colours so I decided to have a go with my new Brusho inks. We have had these in the art cupboard of every school I've ever taught in, but I'd rarely used them ...til now!
I'm still getting to know them really, but for this project just sprinkled the pages with a variety of autumn colours, sprayed with water, then blotted it off a little with some spare paper. I have to say, I'm loving the blotting sheets often more than the original!
I've added some 'ink caps', 'dandelions', 'zen plant' and 'angelic words' in the background, and borrowed the windows off the silhouette house pods to transform the 'spotty toadstools' into fairy dwellings.
I'm particularly pleased with the washing line suspended between the toadstools :)
And whilst they wait for their wings to dry, the fairies are catching dandelion clocks floating on the wind.
Lavinia Stamps have a very exciting new product launch tomorrow - that should cheer me up!!
I was also thrilled to discover that France's romantic text refers to a visit to a chateau, which I thought co-ordinated brilliantly with her chandelier and made for a great collection of collage images.
I'm really pleased that you can see the sparkle on this tag :) It's starburst stains sprayed over a gelli print made using paint.
This month's Lavinia Stamps challenge is to 'add some ribbon'. I added mine to my tag but as my sewing machine is still at the shop after being serviced I used my embellisher to give a textured effect to the ribbons and lace.