Monday, March 12, 2012

It's Not What You Look At.....It's What You SEE!

I've been working on this post off and on.

Putting up different stages of the pages.

This may develop even further, but I thought I would share a bit of it today.

It has the main layer and then stamps, stencils, and pen markings.

I started by spraying water on the pages and adding several colors of Distress Stains in layers letting it slightly dry in between layers.

I then flicked water in droplets to remove color,

Then I sprayed a light mist of Walnut Stain in spots to kind of dull the colors in areas.

Here is where the fun begins....I wrote the saying by Thoreau on the page and added white paint dabber to stencils.

Lot s of white and black ink follows.

Here are stamped images from Dylusions and used Balzer Designs Templates.

Too much fun.

So today I'll sit out on the balcony and doodle some more. It's brightening up now and we'll watch the goofy kids out on the Parasail go up.

A million dollar view last night on the Bay.

I know Bill is enjoying the view. Last night dinner at the Marina Cafe was wonderful. The Gulf Shrimp were perfect!

Have a great week and be good to each other!



  1. Your journaling pages are really cool. Need to try to doodle but something holds me back as I do not want to ruin my page. Ack! Enjoy your vacation.

  2. Linda -

    All I can say is GORGEOUS!!!! I love this, so colorful and graphically pleasing.

    Elaine Allen

  3. Fabulous pages, Linda! Just gorgeous!!!

  4. I love the colors and all that white! Nice job!

  5. Stunning colours, and I love the saying.

  6. Simply gorgeous, in a word or less!

  7. oh wow these are amazing pages Hun such brilliant work,hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

  8. What COOL pages! I can't wait to get some stencils and the new Dylusions sprays to play with. Love the addition of white - makes the colors really pop.

  9. WOW! This really carries an impact. The bright colors are just gorgeous and the addition of the white and black paint-pen marks really make it "pop!"

  10. Geez, your pages are so cool! Just love the colors and depth you achieve. Sounds like you're having fun, take care!

  11. Gorgeous Linda! What amazing colors! Love your sentiment that you have added as well! Hugs, Candy

  12. I absolutely LOVE this page! Can you make me a copy, LOL?! I have got to start doing an art journal just to try and recreate the things you're doing.

  13. WOW you nailed it lady .... you just keep getting better and better .......


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