Saturday, June 18, 2016

Journaling in Deborah's "Inspired by Pinterest" Journal

When I first started this journal, I had no  ideas in mind, so I just focused on getting something on the page. I had already put gesso on as that is how I normally start any journal pages.  I experimented with some new Dylusions dyes and got a background down in inside pages.  Then I painted and stenciled both front and back pages, again with Dylusions  this time with their paints.  As I am not much of a user of Pinterest, I though I better go there to gain some inspirations to create this piece, after all that was the theme.  I saw lots of ideas of course, but the one that stood out, was a page on mosaics. We had done a mosaic deconstructed journal page swap this year and I loved some of the results.  I found a pattern for this cat, which I downloaded and cut the pieces from some Creative Memories paper and a few scraps from Gelli plate printed papers.  By this time I had decided I would try to highlight the types of things that are used on pinterest pins. So I stenciled the flowers on front and{ using texture paste) the wall.  Stamps and chalk paint on the inside pages. That is where is sat for 3 weeks, till this week when I could get back to it.  Once I started it again, {3 weeks) down the track,  I decided to do a cluster sample on back page.  I didnt have many flowers left in my stash, and as they were all different, a monochromatic sample came to mind. I used whatever flowers I could find and whatever colour they were, plus some micro beads, some chipboard birds, a bit of muslin and sprayed with dylusion dyes to create the monochromatic look and mood, Finabar eat your heart out. I was really pleased how this turned out.  Then I found some small photos and some wonderful handmade circles made by  Lisa Jones, in my stash, so a Pinterest Board using chalkpaint was born.
On the other page I used some magazines to collage.  I hope Deborah likes the page, this was a great journal to do, as Deborah is keeping pages separate at moment, it is easier to work on piece on a flat background.

Front Page

 Back page
 Inside pages

This was posted off this week to Lisa Jones.



  1. Oh my gosh Joan I am in love! Thankyou so much for this gorgeous piece and for blogging about it too..I'm so excited to see art happening in my journal by all our lovely ladies.

  2. What great pages Joan, I just love your cat so much

  3. That is so wonderful and textural. Well done Joan.

  4. I love this Joan, so much to look at! Great work :)


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