Thursday, May 2, 2019

My Spread in Louise's Gaia Journal

Open Pages

Closed Pages

Inside Flap with Gaia resting.

Outside Flap.
I really didn't know how to tackle this one so I got out some Goauche Paint that I was given recently. I basically spread it around and created some texture by closing the pages together. I had already chosen some stencils so I used them as masks and added the deep blue paint. The one in the middle didn't work very well. I left it for a few days and then came across some paper that matched really well. I cut out the Heart and the flowers and adhered them to the page. I then added the borders that were part of this paper collection. I added the white dots after trying was looking a bit too dark.
I had decided to make a Gaia figure after seeing a video of someone making a Spirit Doll using Polymer clay for the face. I remembered that I had a mold and some clay so I made the face and eventually added some yarn for her hair and her body is made from a piece of finger knitted yarn that my youngest Grand-daughter had done a few years ago. I put her on the inside flap after adding some borders and flowers.
The words on the outside flap are done with die cut letters that I adhered to torn paper. I used copic markers to brighten the letters and colour the edges of the paper. I also coloured over all of the flowers in the spread so that they were a bit more vibrant. The foot prints are printed from the internet and mounted on paper.
I really enjoyed doing this and it was great to get out of my comfort zone!!
Hope you like it Louise.


  1. Wonderful spread Roz. I love your spirit doll. So much texture as well.

  2. Love this Roz! The colours are great and the 'grunginess' really works well. And your Gaia is divine!

  3. Wow, wow, wow! Love that rich, deep blue Roz. I can't wait till I receive this journal so I can touch your beautiful Gaia...she's so lovely. A truly beautiful spread xox

  4. I love it Rozzie the colours are wonderful and the Gaia spirit doll is so very special <3 thank you xx

    1. Thanks Louise and I'm happy that you like itπŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™

  5. That is very beautiful Roz. Fabulous colours.


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