Friday, January 25, 2013

Altered journal page- stars

Using my watercolour crayons I added some colours, I stuck mostly with blues 
Lesson 1- I learned I have to gesso my new sketch book because it does not hold up to rubbing wet paper but the gesso cured that!

Darkened the bottom of the page with black and purple distress ink 

Added some texture in the form of stamps with paint and a script in black dabbed randomly
I was inspired by Racho113 (I'll add a link later) on youtube and made these last month but didn't know what to do with them so thought this project was perfect

Sorry about this photo being sideways, I added the houses, added some extra bits like the muslin on the side and smoke drawn in with my new white marker (thanks Anne!)

Close up of some of the details, the thought of the words was putting me off because I didn't want to stamp it and didn't want to get the big shot out so wrote on back paper and drew around it, I really like the way it came out

First altered page in my new journal, and I can't wait to do more!


  1. It's beautiful, those little houses are lovely. This looks like a lot of fun to make!