Monday 29 December 2014


Another playday and decided that I wanted to experiment with the alcohol background that Wanda gave us.
I started by gessoing and then layering colour onto my background.

Next, as advised by Wanda, I got everything ready for the next stage. I did the bottom half first and discovered that my paint was too watery and the effect of the alcohol didn't work. so I dabbed coloured alcohol ink into the surface instead.
However the top half worked as my paint wasn't as watery.

Next, I printed some feathers onto some mop up paper.

I stamped an "Ellen Vargo fence" in the background and stamped some of Darcy's flowers. Stamped Neville and assembled my page. 
Just wrote a message in white pen to finish.
It's a bit of fun and I enjoyed playing. Thanks Wanda!


  1. Neville's peacock plumes are awesome Hazel he is such a fab bird.

    Liking the fence and those are my favourite Darcy flowers, a fantastic page:-) xxx

  2. I love the effect of this, Hazel! I always wish I had more alcohol inks because they look so vibrant and effective. I think Wanda is such an inspiration, there is a freshness about her work that you have clearly been inspired by here too. xxx

  3. Great Page Hazel, I love the feathers. I also adore your #3UP on the PA blog xx

  4. Hazel,
    This turned out brilliantly. You have really been busy since I last visited. I can't even say when the last time I posted on my blog was. I think it may have been in June and that is sad. Love your reduction stencil page on PA.

  5. Your page is fabulous!!! Love Neville with the big tail!!! Yes, getting the right consistency in the paint can take a little practice but you got it great on the blue!!!

  6. beautiful Hazel - love your "peacock" xx

  7. Amazing effect! Love the peacock!

  8. Fabulous design, great effect and beautiful colours. This is lovely Hazel xxx

  9. Neville looks wonderful & that is a great page.