Friday, 15 May 2015

Imperfections Journal Page By Fliss Goodwin



Hi there, this week I want to share another page in my A5 journal as I’ve finally got my crafty mitts on a long awaited Tim Holtz Bird Crazy set of stamps and I’m also sharing a tip which the lovely Lindsay Mason showed me at a demonstration a couple of years ago. It’s all about how to make a one-layer creation without having to cut out those pesky masks so read on to find out how.



Tim Holtz Cling Stamp Set – Bird Crazy CMS212 (Due back in stock early next week)
Distress InksCracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Wild Honey
Brusho Crystals – Lemon, Yellow, Lime Green, Turquoise
Baby Wipes
Paper Towels




This is so easy you won’t believe it! You begin by stamping your chosen bird and text on to your blank journal page with the black Archival ink. The positioning is up to you and will depend on which bird you pick.

Next you colour the bird with Promarkers (it’s quite important to use permanent inks so you don’t get colour run). I made mine a robin as he reminds me of the fat little chap currently hopping around our garden.

You then paint the bird and text with the Glue ‘n’ Seal. As you can see, I left the text uncoloured so it would stay white on my finished page. Allow the glue to dry until it’s not tacky.

Now for the Brusho fun. I coloured the page by gradually sprinkling and misting with water the various colours until I was happy with the effect. As you’ll see, if you get any paint on the image and text, it simply wipes off with the aid of a baby wipe. I also used a paper towel to blot areas where too much water ended up.
Once the page is dry, stamp with the images from the Wired set using the Distress inks until the page is as you want it. The clever masking technique that Lindsay showed me really makes the images pop and it works with Distress inks, stains and sprays too! Lindsay’s demo at the time was with Distress inks because it was before Brusho crystals became so popular.
Don’t forget that there’s a demonstration day at the shop tomorrow with the lovely John Lockwood who’s also running Make and Take's so if you’re nearby, don’t miss out!
Have a great weekend and see you next week.
Fliss x


  1. Fantastic Fliss!!! Love the effect you've created with that clever trick. Jenny x

  2. What a great tip, Fliss (and Lindsay)! And a fantastic page.

  3. fab, great tips in here as well, love the birdie x

  4. What a great technique, and a wonderful page Fliss! That little robin looks just like the one in our garden too! x

  5. Brilliant page and great use of that bird!!!

  6. So glad you've finally got the birds Fliss.....they are extremely addictive though!
    Love the page and thanks re the masking tip,much better then masking fluid!
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  7. Hehehhe - so cute. Love your colors! Thanks bunches for the tutorial too. j.

  8. Loads of wonderful colour and stamping, great page!!!
    Amanda X


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