Tuesday 12 May 2020

Beautiful Blooms

Well, spurred on by the fact that I learned how to blog again earlier today, I decided to create a piece that would be suitable to enter the "A Vintage Journey " Blog........Beautiful Blooms.

I began in one of my old repurposed 1950's Girls annual and applied some white gesso over the text with an old credit card. The text is still visible in places.
Next, I opened my latest purchase..Iridescent Gold Acrylic Gesso, by Daniel Smith. A considered purchase but decided to treat myself during Lockdown.
I applied the gold gesso with a small brayer.
Then I randomly selected bits and bobs that were hanging around, printed papers, corrugated card, tissue and arranged them on the page.

For my blooms, I chose Tracy Evans' Daisy Elegance stamp. Brand new stamp and I gave it a layer of embossing fluid and then sprinkled some Infusions over and rubbed them in with my finger.
Next a light spritz of water and stamped on the left hand side and secondary stamping here and there.
With the stamp still loaded I used it to stamp onto some card.
Pleased that I did because the stamping was patchy except for the lower part on Khadi paper which was clear. So I cut out part of the image on card and added it to the top part of the flower.
Coloured in the petals loosely with infusions, added some more script stamping , splatters and the sentiment on Khadi paper backed by lace.

Loved using my new Gold Gesso, it is glorious!
so, here is my long time coming entry into the A Vintage Journey Challenge!


  1. Stunning page Hazel. I love all the details and it looks really textured with loads of depth. Love it!

  2. There's no stopping you now, is there? Another glorious journalling page - this time with such a glow of warmth about it. The iridescent gesso is magical. I adore that large daisy, and how it has echoes on the facing page. Scrumptious textures and script and lace-framed sentiment... thank you so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey with these Beautiful Blooms.
    Alison x

  3. I know I left a long comment here... did it get through?! Axx

  4. A gorgeous spread Hazel! Good to see you blogging again.
    Alison xx

  5. Fabulous journal spread ! Love the layering and The texture you have created, just wondering to myself that gorgeous iridescent gold gesso looks like something I need in my life! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us over at A Vintage Journey. Toni x