Sunday, August 26, 2012

Live And Learn

More lessons from
Linda's School of Hard Knocks... 
  • NEVER, NEVER, NEVER start a new journal project on a page following one that you haven't photographed!
  • Consider not using your cheap composition book for projects that require a lot of gesso even though Paula Phillips can get away with it!

 Just A FEW wrinkles!

So, I did this page
the other day while the Penmaker was out golfing. All was peaceful and quiet and I went to work with some of Golden's Cobalt Teal over dried gesso and a baby wipe. Topped that with Delta acrylic craft paint in Brown Iron Oxide and Passion Violet.

Several stencils from
Crafters Workshop came next... first Mini Summer (with a haircut) using Golden's Molding Paste plus a pallet knife, then Titanium White Liquitex brushed over it. Next was Mini Chicken Wire with Dusty Concord Distress Ink sponged onto three different areas. At this point I stamped on some script with Jet Black Archival Ink. Then grabbing my pallet knife again, I put on more Molding Paste using the Mini Time Travel stencil.

My computer generated
verse was sponged with Vintage Photo DI then glued and applied to my project. I did some outlining with my black Faber-Castell Pitt pen.

I added a bit of 
journaling on a scrap of copy paper, inked with Vintage Photo and shadowed with soft charcoal.

Why, oh why didn't I 
pick up my camera then and take the photo??? Who can tell... was it because the guys came bursting into the house with their score card... or that I had to fix supper... or that the light was gone from that side of the house... or about a dozen other reasons...
Actually, none of that matters anymore...
what is important is that I will NOT start the next page until I DO photograph the previous one!
Isn't it funny how that
layers of gel medium, burlap and gesso on the backside of two sheets of paper glued together can cause so many wrinkles on the front side?
You know, ladies... we have to 
keep a happy heart and smile at the little things! Love you all!

Thanks for the visit!


Ros Crawford said...

It still looks fabulous to me! ...

cnelson said...

I think it looks fabulous too!

Audrey Pettit said...

What's a few wrinkles? Just adds character! Fabulous page, Linda!

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