Thursday, 1 August 2013

Deep Water Journal Page by Carol Fox


I have a journal page to share with you today, Using Octopode images and lots of inky and paint.


This is what I did.


·       My book is A4 sized. I used a double page for this layout and I started by totally saturating one half of the double page with Dylusion Ink Spays in three different colours: Vibrant Turquoise, Calypso Teal and London Blue. I then shut my book to colour the facing page too.

·       When this was dry, I spritzed it lightly with White Linen that I left to pool and dry naturally on the page.

·       Using a couple of stencils and a selection of gesso and paints, I added interest to the background.

·       Using black Archival ink, I stamped imaged from the Dylusions stamp sets directly onto the page. I coloured the squiggly arms with Bubblegum Pink ink and as you can see, this goes a lovely purple colour when used over a blue ink and where it hits the spots with the gesso on the page, it goes a different shade. This is an easy way to add extra variation to your page.

·       Using a stencil I edged the page with black paint and also dragged some of this around the edges using Cut and Dry Foam.

·       I stamped my four images onto vintage book paper, stuck these to the page and coloured them using Dylusions inks. Using black writing ink and a pen, I  added tentacles to the mushrooms to make them look like jellyfish.


·       I stamped my words and the repainted them with black ink to make them very dense before highlighting them with Glossy Accents.



I used 

Dylusions Rubber Stamps: Write between the Lines and Doodle Parts
Stencils: Diamond of a Border and Mini Flowers

Thank you for your visit today,
Carol x


  1. So clever to make the toadstools into jellyfish. A fab journal page.

  2. Fabulous pages - the background is yummy, and your jellyfish mushrooms are inspired!
    Alison x

  3. Really gorgeous Carol. Such lovely colours and composition and I agree about the toadstool jellyfish (fabulous!)


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