Tuesday 29 January 2019

Every Great Dream...

This morning I sorted through my many Graphic 45 books and selected lots of inspiring pictures that I can add to my journalling pages.
These three were my inspiration which guided today's work.

I began by covering my pages with an assortment of fragile papers and united them with a wash of Burnt Sienna acrylic ink.
Next, I knocked it back slightly with a wash of white gesso.
Some journalling ensued in both black and white pen.
I stencilled some Graphite Texture paste hearts for added texture.
My three images were enhanced by heat embossing some Frantage Aged Gols Embossing Enamel around the edges.
For my stamping, I chose one of Alison Bomber's wonderful quotes from PaperArtsy EAB07 and repeat stamped it in Vintage Sepia Versafine Ink.
To finish, I added an affirmation by Lynne Moncrieff and Added some Wrinkle Free Distress Method Vintage Photo.
To properly conclude my piece, I used Alison's quote around the edges in Black Archival as a border.
I am entering this into the A Vintage Journey challenge, Put a stamp on it.
Their design team have been so inspiring and got me entering challenges again.


  1. Absolutely excellent Hazel!! Various techniques blend together to make a great effect and composition...I love the way you have used the Graphic 45 French Country papers. xx

  2. This is filled with wonderful layers Hazel, I so admire your ability to add such amazing details in your journal pages and create beautifully balanced compositions. Love it xxx

  3. Ooh, there's something very dramatic about this. It's those bold black hearts and the fabulous drippage, I think. I love the words going every which way, and there's a depth to the whole page spread which is really powerful. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  4. I loved these gorgeous pages even on my phone's small screen but on the big screen they are even better. Love how you pulled it all together and as always admire your ability to include so much personal handwritten journaling.

    Lesley Xx