Wednesday, 21 October 2015

WOYWW #333

This is WOYWWednesday - if you want to find out more then checkout the tab at the top of the page - and our thanks go to Julia for hosting this weekly meet up.

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The BIG DAY has arrived and I have started on my first journal!   Actually the day arrived yesterday and after the paint dried I have continued ........
DDC has a memento she would like to present to her friend - a reminder of her Hen Party.  DDC has made a start but, now it is in my hands, I have decided to have a try at making a mixed media journal.
I stripped out the contents, ensuring that everything was in the same order, removed as much tape as I could and set to work.
I painted as many pages as I could with two shades of pink, white and black.  I used a dry babywipe and spread the left over paint on some basic ATCs.  I am hoping that on completion of this journal I will have a stack of ATCs with painted backgrounds.
So today I am trying to get some stencilling done on each of the pages.  I am using colours that are in the photos and ephemera so at present this 'idea' makes it all look a bit of a mishmash.
I have added some green and red stencil marks to several pages, a bit of 'this is my happy place', a few hearts, a 'hug' or two, some circles and small dots - punchinello .  I have very few commercial mask so have had to make my own or recycle discovering that I am not very patient when it comes to waiting for paint to dry!!!  

I've switched to applying the paint with my latest purchase.  I bought these sponges with sponge holder, from my Avon representative, I think they are supposed to be used with nail varnish, but as paint brushes they are wonderful!!  
I thought I would use each sponge for a different colour but not so, the paint just washes out and I have only used one sponge so far.

I hope to post my progress in stages cos after this journal I have  ....... DDC's pregnancy journal!!

Thank you to all my visitors last week and your kind comments.  I shall visit as many desks as I can this week, now that we have the heating working, I will be able to use my laptop of an evening.


  1. Hi Christine - great to see you have started on a journal. Are you all straight at home now - I am glad you have heat? Can't wait to see more of your work in progress. PS I couldn't find your link on WOYWW. Jackie 23

  2. Ooh, good luck with your journal. I love the look of mixed media stuff but wouldn't have a clue as to how to go about it :-) Have fun getting messy :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 14 xxx

  3. A great start, Christine. Have fun with it all.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #42

  4. A good why of getting some base cards ready to use for atc's Christine. Happy woyww Jill #15

  5. Hi Christine,seems like the journal is coming along fine.It's good to be back and visiting, although it is slow using my tablet. Still, I've got plenty of time on my hands,lol. I have a few ideas for starting an art journal rumbling around in my head. One of these days I'll get started. Have a great week, hugs, Shaz. xx

  6. Have fun with your journal - I am a fabric girl so have never tackled a journal - they always look so lovely. x Jo

  7. Great to see you getting stuck into your journal! Haven't done anything in mine for month! Sort of missing the creative messiness! Thanks for visiting earlier Ali #7

  8. If you get as much fun and enjoyment from your journal as I have from mine over the past year you will have a ball! Only trouble is I am so hooked I don't want to do anything else. Keep at it - it is so rewarding.
    Hugs, Neet 1 - thanks for visiting me earlier xx

  9. You made a good start with your journal! Have fun with it!

    Greetings, Sofie #56

  10. well done on embracing the journal! Enjoy. Helen 2


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