Monday, 24 June 2019

Thorny Path

I had a trip to my local garden centre this afternoon and spotted this beautiful tissue paper.
It reminded me to enter the "A Vintage Journey" Challenge, which invites us to use tissue.

I began by gluing rice paper, my newly found tissue and some magazine pics to my pages, and gradually built up a painty background by rubbing and brushing.

Eventually, some of my images disappeared and I added some of my own painted flowers, some alcohol ink flowers and some printing with the edge of a credit card. I also printed some PaperArtsy roses by Tracy Scott.
I must admit that it went through a very grotty stage before it emerged like this.
I added some writing with a white pen  and found some Magazine words.
So, this is my entry for the challenge.


  1. Oh! the pages absolutely stunning Hazel, I feel haw you love your garden and flowers. xx

  2. Wow, what a fabulous find in your garden centre and what fabulous use you put it too! The finished page looks amazing, - love it and thank yoi so much to adding it to our challenge at AVJ!!

  3. Fantastic! I loved seeing how your fabulous journal spread evolved from your initial layers. Very inspiring. The finished spread is so vibrant and joyous! Thankyou so much for sharing your work with us over at A Vintage Journey. x

  4. I love how you've woven your own painted flowers and the alcohol ink blooms in amongst the tissue paper ones, tumbling across the page in such profusion. The white lettering around the edge is a fabulous way to add the text. Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  5. What lovely floral pages started with your beautiful tissue! A wonderful layering of papers and pastes! thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey! xx

  6. Fabulous Hazel, love the lost and found quality as you added your layers and your hand painted flowers are lovely! Thank you for joining our Tissue Paper challenge at A Vintage Journey, Deb xo

  7. Such beautiful pages! I love how you used the tissue paper and built up the layers of flowers - amazing 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Creative wishes! Jo x