Thursday, 7 February 2013

Paint Party Friday

Hi you all! I thought I would not get anything more finished today, as it was H*******K day! BUT - as I couldn't sleep, I got up very early, did the laundry, mopped the floor, cleaned the bathroom and the kitchen, dusted the furniture and even tidied up - and at 10 o'clock I was finished! This left me with plenty of crafty time. I got out my paints and sprays and went to work. I gave the background a thin coat of metallic paint - which gives a nice shimmer - and then sprayed with various  shades of blue and purple , and let it run in different directions. Sorry the photos are bad, I had to put the lights on as it was a dark day.





Then I drew round some of the parts at the bottom, and scribbled around a bit, before adding the beautiful cherub.






And then I decided to cut it up and make a journal out of it. I divided the paper into 2 pieces, and mounted them on to the back of an old painting block. I gave the front and back 2 coats of clear varnish to make them more durable.



I lined the inside covers with some pretty aqua coloured paper from Prima, and made a pocket inside the front cover to hold the two matching book marks.




I cut white paper to size (30x20cm) and bound it all with my BIA. If you're wondering why I used red wires, I didn't have any others or I couldn't find them!
I am linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Kristin and Eva. 
Have a great weekend you all, take care, and thanks a lot for visiting!





46 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous journal you have made! Clever you! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Housework finished by 10am? Well done!

    Lovely pages and pretty book marks too. I really like the red wires :)

    x

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  3. I enjoy seeing what you're doing with all these cherubs... great mystery to the pages... lovely!

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  4. Fabulous pages. Love your brilliant color combinations.
    xox Anja

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  5. Your painted pages or tags always turn out fantastic. Your cherub journal will be a fun one.

    c

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  6. lovely Valentine's theme! Happy PPF!

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  7. Look at that shimmer. So beautiful and good for you starting so early. next time your in the mood to clean. Your welcome to come over here. LOL
    hugs Lynn

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  8. Love what you did, and I think the red wires only add to the character. I'm with Lynn on the cleaning -- you could probably make 2 or 3 stops per day. I personally would leave your wonderful surprises. :o) hugs, Donna

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  9. Congratulations on getting the housework done before you started to paint.

    What a wonderful idea to paint something and then decide to use it as a book cover :) It looks very special and the bookmarks just add the finishing touch.

    Have a lovely day Valerie

    Best wishes Chrissie xx

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  10. Ha, it must've been the thought of doing the housework that caused you lack of sleep! But what a productive day you had, A great journal Valerie, love the cherubs. have a Good Friday. Xx

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  11. Very atmospheric painting Valerie which looks beautifully colourful. Cute cherub too and a great idea to make bookmarks.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  12. Wow that colour and shimmer is stunning Valerie.
    I just got my blog started again, have missed my friends. Its good to be back. Please add me my friend
    Hugs June xxx

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  13. Ooh those colours are just so lush!

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  14. Beautiful work Valerie.... I love the cherub :)

    Karen x

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  15. well done for getting up so early. Beautiful page, beautiful final effect and colours, magical colours. Have a lovely weekend and thank you for sharing.

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  16. Wonderful! Such gorgeous colors!

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  17. boah! da warst Du fleissig im Haus und beim Künstlern! wunderschön mit den Engelmotiven ist das alles! Und auch die rote Bindung passt doch auch gut .. gefällt mir!
    Hab ein schönes Wochenende!

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  18. Beautiful page and the bookmarks go great with the theme too.
    HAPPY PAINT PARTY FRIDAY!
    Sheri Cook

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  19. this is absolutely gorgeous, love the colors and the cherub image! HPPF!

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  20. Awesome colours, the cherub looks wonderful on the page.
    Yvonne x

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  21. This is gorgeous, I love all the beautiful shimmering colors, truly looks celestial! Great idea to make it into a journal cover too. You are welcome to come do some power cleaning here too! ~Diane

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  22. This came out really good Valerie. Love those colors. Kind of Van Gogh color. Good job!

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  23. Wonderful, Valerie. These pages are so creative - I get the sense they were fun to create and easy to be lost in the process. Nicely done.

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  24. Valerie, what beautiful colors! I love how you found the bushes at the bottom in the green colors and did a light outlining. The little cherub is really lovely. Have a happy weekend.

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  25. LOVE your new journal, Valerie! Purchased ones are nice, I'm sure, but I just take so much more pride in what I make myself. I've never purchased a journal yet, and don't plan to. I'm just an amateur anyways, so I don't feel it's necessary to buy the best papers and paints just yet. But I keep an open mind, and love to try all the new techniques I can find, when I HAVE the time... We've got LOTS of snow coming our way here; anywhere from 12 to 18 inches of it! No school today, so I plan on getting some cleaning done this morning; THEN, I will pop a movie into the DVD player, I will RELAX, and I will CROCHET! That's my plan, and I'm stickin' to it!.. Have a great weekend! ~tina

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  26. Hey, you're going to give me a complex! HW finished by 10am - sheesh! Haha
    Loving this page Valerie. Completely gorgeous colours you've achieved and the bookmarks are cute too :0) Mo x

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  27. you put me to shame with your housework done by 10am! i love what you've created here. the colours are anazing and make me think of the northern lights. i love the tourquoise pages you created too and the book marks.

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  28. Loving the fab colours and sheen, totally magical pieces of art.
    Happy PPF, Annette x

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  29. gorgeous pages!!!Love that you made cherub bookmarks too.Happy PPF!

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  30. Beautiful journal and tags with cupid ~ dynamic!

    Carol of: (A Creative Harbor)
    visiting from PPF

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  31. Love your space cherub painting, wonderful image, strange and mysterious ! <3

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  32. You sound like me with your housework done by 10 am! It does take me a little longer, but I make a deal with myself...mornings are for that kind of stuff & the rest of the day is for crafting! Hope you don't get too much more snow--really awful here already with the worst yet to come.

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  33. You are amazing! I can't believe you created this wonderful journal in one day! I bow to you my friend!
    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  34. Please come and do my housework!!
    Fabulous journal with lovely details.
    Juliax

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  35. Your journal covers are beautiful Valerie... love the metallic... and the cherubs... and lovely matching book marks...

    Jenny ♥

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  36. Amazing journal page. . I love that you waited and then had to remake it to permanent in the book. Metallic? what? Is it paint? Beautiful colors and stamps. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  37. such amazing colors, your painting is beautiful!

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  38. It always feels good when you can get all your house work early. So glad you had lots of time for crafting. Your pages here look awesome.

    Hugs~

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  39. Ich nochmal, als Düsseldorferin, die jetzt in Franken wohnt, wünsche ich Dir viel Spaß beim Karneval. Den mag ich auch nur im Rheinland:-)
    Helau lg Anja

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  40. Thanks for the Metallic answer. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  41. Ok - you can do no wrong by using metallics!! LOL. I love the cherub flying in what looks to be a shimmery night sky. Beautiful work - sometimes it's not worth it to keep trying to sleep-might as well go with it and get some things done. HPPF

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  42. I love the sparkles on your pages! I did the same this on some of my journal pages this past Friday, love the colors and romantic theme!!

    Have a great day!
    Nora

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  43. HOW wonderful - a clean house by 10 am AND a new, hand made journal! Beautiful colors and cherub and great idea :) xo!

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  44. Such yummy colors, great pages!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  45. what agorgeously atmospheric piece! what a busy morning!

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  46. Wow! This is so gorgeous! I love the whole process and wish I knew how to do all these things. Does it make any difference what kind of metallic paint? Then let it dry? Then apply sprays of more metallic paint, or something else> I have some craft acrylics, but they are companies, like Decoart and are in plastic squeeze bottles. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

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