Monday 10 August 2015

My Bro

Another cache of fabulous ideas on the Gels and Mediums Topic on the Paperartsy blog.

It reminded me of my first ever class that I went to, a year last December, by the super talented Finnabair.

I started by covering my journal page with some pieces of Chatsworth paper.

Next, I pressed Heavy Gel Medium through a stencil with a palette knife!
I added the date of my photo and my brothers name to the page using 3D foam numbers and letters.
I added some TH washi tape and then, when the gel had dried, sprayed some of the areas with Perfect Pearls sprays.
I added a little dotty stamping in coffee archival .

I like the way that the mica sprays highlight the raised areas.

I sprayed a brown tag and a little envelope; distressed some more bits of Chatsworth and mounted the photo of my brother....he must have been about 2....the boy on the right....onto the papers.

I have included the envelope so that I can add little messages from time to time. Love and miss my bro, who died 11 years ago!

I am entering my journal page into the latest PA challenge.


  1. I love the shiny contrast of the gels Hazel! I also remember doing something like this in a class and spraying it with black too. Too many options isn't there!!

  2. A beautiful and touching page - your techniques compliment the precious photo perfectly.

  3. Lovely tribute to your brother Hazel (it's 16 yrs since we lost my youngest brother). The shine and shimmer are lovely over the gel texture!

    Lesley Xx

  4. What a gorgeous layered page, Hazel - there's a beautiful depth to it - a lovely tribute to a much-loved and much-missed brother.
    Alison xx