Monday, March 5, 2012

Old Enough to Know Better...A Journal Page

More and more layers on watercolor paper.

I found this saying and decided it needed to be added to my page.

I had the background for several days....just needed something in the middle to state something profound....ha!

 Here is a corner of the page.


Always ready to try something new. And usually my kids or grandkids guide me along the way.

That's my life in a NUTSHELL.


 The numerous layers of color were painted, stamped, sprayed, and colored with watercolor crayons.

Then I added the letters and outlined in white marker.

They didn't show up very well until I added the white outlining.

 The 5 in the bottom is a Bingo stencil, like the BING at the top from Balzer Designs and The Crafter's Workshop.  They are added with Distress Inks.

The Barn Door Distress Marker over several layers of watercolor are show up differently all around the page.

 This is the 2 page layout in the Journal.

If you look closely in the upper right hand corner in the background, you can see the upside-down 4 of the wood mounted stamp from Tim that started the whole collage.

 Here you can see just one stage of the layering of the page.

Numbers have always been one of my favorite things to doodle.

 The old foam stamp added on the left is outlined with white to make it pop. (This pic was taken under an Ott light at night, and made the Coffee Archival Ink look black...yes, I'm a nightowl!)

I LOVE how the Chickenwire Stencil came out with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and a touch of Chipped Sapphire to shadow.

It's freezing here today. But the sun is shining.

Tax day with Anita is on my schedule for the afternoon.

Just glad I live in the USA.



Tumble Fish Studio said...

This is just pure delight to watch you journaling - this is gorgeous! The layer upon layer of detail and color and the beautiful lettering. You have found yet another thing you are brilliant at, my friend! Keep 'em coming!

Netty said...

Can see you are having the greatest fun Linda, I love your saying on the top x

Kathyk said...


Nice and warm here in Florida too!!


Lori said...

Wow, your pages are just stunning, and really do have your "touch". Love it!

Elaine A said...

Linda -

I love these pages! And I really appreciate your sentiment - LOL! Your colors are amazing and the outlining in white, really makes everything pop Linda. Awesome job!

Elaine Allen

Cheryl said...

oh wow these pages are just brilliant,the detail is just fantastic as always just amazing,hugs Cherylxxxx

Linda Cain said...

We'll be coming down to Destin in a couple of days! Hoping for some nice warm Florida sunshine!

Denise J. Phillips said...

It's a whole new world:) Welcome to journaling, it's addictive:) And you're a total Natural at it!!! Cheers!!!

Wanda H said...

You are going to have me convinced to start a journal any day now :-)) The pages are wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Martina2801 said...

What a brilliant page, dear Linda! Fantastic colours and design. Great job!

Marjie Kemper said...

Truly, Linda, I love every single thing about this!

Jack and Cat Curio said...

Your journal is stunning! Love how you outlined the letters in white...gorgeous!

Lynn Stevens said...

Lots of colorful fun Linda!
I used to say the saying the last part ...young enough not to care. LOL
hugs Lynn

Shelly Hickox said...

Linda - wowowowowow! You are seriously rocking the art journal thing. I love all the details and color. I would love to see this in person!