Today I am showing a journal I made as one of my DT pieces for Gecko Galz. Their images are digital, and I like it best when I can use them together with painting and/or stamping to add a little more handwork. The images I used are both from the Dance Jewl it collage sheet. I painted the journal covers with a layer of gesso, and then worked with metallic paints in purple and blue tones, adding ina little green and bronze. I wanted it to be similar in style to the background of the image, without copying it. If you are making something like this you don't need to paint the part under the image.
Material list: I used a journal with chipboard covers, metallic paints, the GG images, glitter, ribbon, a textile flower and designer paper for the inside covers.
Back view - here I added some gold and stamped swirls to pick up the patterning in the image.
The inside covers have been lined with a coordinating, striped paper, and have pockets for bookmarks.
The journal page is part 2 of the London one I showed yesterday. I always have fun making things which remind me of home, so was pleased to see that Moo Mania has this theme. The text has been doodled, the London skyline has been printed onto a foil. I am also linking to AJJ - fantasy scene. London is real, but definitely fantastic!
And here are both sides for those who missed yesterday's offering:
I am linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted as always, by Eva and Kristin.
Yesterday morning I woke up and saw a thick, white mist covering the landscape. In the course of the morning it got less and less, but the sun didn't come out till the afternoon. But I love the views of the landscape fading away into the mist, and swallowing colours and sounds.
Have a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by,
your visits and encouraging comments are always very welcome.