Saturday 20 August 2016

Journal Swap

I have completed my next journal page in the swap with Darcy.  This page took me a couple of weeks to complete - I started when I had a really heavy cold and had to keep painting over the page because I couldn't get anything to work and didn't like what I did!!

While trying to get it completed, Paper Artsy released their latest JoFY stamps.... well.... what can I say?!  Totally, totally love them!  And the ideas started to flow!!

Here is my page:

I started off by creating a brayered background.  I apologise that I can't remember what colours I used but I think it was tinned peas, guacamole, granny smith, glass blue.

I used the Paper Artsy Darcy stencil to create blades of grass and tone in the grassy section.  I also stencilled longer grasses on the page.

Next I stamped the JoFY stamps in black Archival ink.  I decided to colour them using Polychromos and set about colouring until I was happy (I could colour non-stop!).

Following this I used a Darcy stencil to create a torn edge around the page.

The Tim Holtz stamp quote was stamped onto old music paper and then cut out and added to the page.

To finish I added white details and wording in areas on the page about things that I love.

I am happy with the finished result!!


  1. oh I love this spread, Miriam!

  2. Love the energy in there Miriam. Glad that it came good. Xx