Thursday 9 March 2017

Junk journal Challenge 7: Lime Green, Red, Turquoise and Peace

I can't say that I'm as happy with this page as I have been previous ones, but I like the quote and the process was relaxing so here goes anyway.  The challenge prompts were Lime Green, Red, Turquoise and Peace and the quote is by Mother Teresa.

I started by gessoing the pages and once dry, added Tumbled Glass and Broken China distress paints blending them with a barely damp baby wipe to give me a turquoise base for the page.

Once that layer was dry, I took one of the stamps from the Pyrotechnic set by The Ton and stamped it over both pages using Aquamarine Archival ink to add texture. 
I wanted to create a border in Lime Green, so used Twisted Citron distress paint through the 8" x 8" Dissolving Planets stencil designed by Sheena Douglass all round the edges.  Once dry I went back over first with Fresh Lime Dylusions paint and then with Vivid Chartreuse Archival ink with the view of deepening the intensity of colour.  Finally I used some of the Twisted Citron distress crayon and blended it into the corners and onto the larger areas of green.
The word 'Peace' was stamped using Versamark ink and heat embossed with Metallic Red embossing powder by Stampendous.  This is from Word Chain 13 (a Christmas word set) by Claritystamp.  I had to add an -s onto the word 'begin' from the Big Chat idea-ology sticker book by Tim Holtz, which was also the source of 'with a smile'.  Once they were in place I added a 'smile' using Festive Berries distress crayon underneath the word and added  the peace symbol onto the right hand page.  There was an OOPS at this point as I didn't get the symbol quite correct (as you can see it was corrected later).  I still wasn't entirely happy, so I added a wavy border all round the page using a big Brush Marker in the closest colour that I had to Festive Berries (Pink Carmine).  Not my favourite page of all time, but at least I kept to the prompts.  I do like the way that the smile matches the bottom section of the peace symbol, so the quote could be interpreted in two ways.

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