Friday, 6 June 2014

Shades Of Grey Journal Page by Fliss Goodwin



Hi there, I bet you’re all thinking my creation this week came about because of a certain series of books currently causing a stir but you’re wrong – ha ha! It was actually inspired by a book of the same name by a favourite fantasy author of mine, Jasper Fforde, and is about a strange world where everyone sees mostly in shades of grey with some dashes of colour.


Here’s What You Need: 

Stamps Used:

Aquamarkers – I used shades of grey
Pencils HB and softer
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints – Elephant, Concrete


Here’s How To:

·       Stamp the face on to the stamping card with the Archival ink making sure that you leave plenty of space around the image. Use the stencil that comes with the stamp set to roughly draw the top of the head with a pencil.

·       Using a pencil add squiggles of hair round the head, Add flicks with the pencil at the top of the head to create a rough parting. I was aiming for a rather retro wild curly perm look and in fact my hubby took one look at my finished page and said it looked just like the one I had and couldn’t I do it again!!! Here it is before I added to it.

·       Add detail to the face with pencils and then use Aquamarkers to add squiggles of watercolour to the hair and face. When you’re happy with the colour, roughly cut out the image and set aside.
·       Paint your journal page with a mix of the 2 grey paints and when dry, stamp the grid pattern around the edges, over stamping to create a shabby industrial look. Add some of the leftover paint round the cut out image and stick on the journal page. Stamp the imagination text on as shown.
If you haven’t yet entered our texture challenge, you still have a week and it’s so worth entering to win a voucher for the online shop.
See you next week.
Fliss x


  1. Thank goodness we don't only see in grey (cats do, I think) but it looks fantastic here.

  2. There is such a boldness to this even with the absence of colour.
    Very striking.

  3. Lovely subtle page - and it sounds like a much better book!
    Alison xx


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