**Happy Dancing** **Happy Dancing**
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.