My Journal by Donna Gray


Hi everyone,

It's Donna here today and I thought I'd show you the photos of my journal that I made for the May Hochanda shows with the new A5 Journal Kit from That's Crafty! which is just fab.

There's a lot of photos so I'm not going to do a step by step as I would be here all day but I thought it would give you an idea about what you can create with the kit.....which is anything you like basically!!

The background is black gesso and Multi Surface Paints.

The butterfly is created by using the Flat Matte Sprays on a piece of the linen paper in the kit.

The background on the left was created by using the Deli paper on the Gelli plate.

The page on the left was created by tracing through the daisy stencil and then using Posca pens to colour in.

Another Gelli print with the Deli paper on the left this time using the butterfly stencil to trace through.

The page on the right was created using the Flat Matte Sprays as a water colour for colouring.

The rice paper on the right goes almost translucent when the Emerald Creek Beeswax Embossing powder is used on it.

The Finches stencil is so versatile.

I used the crackle glaze on the page on the right for an aged effect.

I dyed the Calico on the right with a Flat Matte spray.

Using a white Posca pen with the stencils on a black background adds to the drama.

Yes finally we've come to the end and this page is created using the keys stencil.
Phew okay so we've come to the end!! I'm going to list all the products used but if you have any questions about a particular page then just please leave it in the comments section and I'll reply ;)

Supplies Used:

That's Crafty! A5 Mixed Media Journal Kit
That's Crafty! Surfaces Size 5 Tag Pack
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Sets - Lynne's Affirmations
That's Crafty! Stencils - 6.5 x 7.5 inches
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paints
That's Crafty! Black Gesso
That's Crafty! Flat Matte Sprays
That's Crafty! Crackle Glaze
Posca Pens
Archival Ink Pads
Emerald Creek Seth Apter Embossing Powder - Beeswax

Hope you like it
Donna xx

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  1. Donna this is a beautiful display of your creativity, lovely to see each page turned to the next and so personal to your unique style. These journals are a great way to express and you are so right they can be used in many different ways.
    A fabulous piece, Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Saturday Hugs Tracey xx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, perfect way to showcase the stamps. I adore the colours and details. Tracy x

  3. A totally awesome and stunning journal Donna and so lovely to see all those pages too.
    As an aside, glad your beeswax ep worked as when I tried it went through to the other side and stuck to my craft mat!!!
    Fliss xxx

  4. Dear Donna, what a fantastic collection of gorgeous creations, showing you love for beautiful colours, and in your wonderful style.
    So many pages I would love to study closer, - why aren`t we neighbors , lol ?
    Thank you for showing us this huge art work, sweet friend, and a lovely weekend, to you - HUGS from Dorthe, xx

  5. A beautiful journal with something different with every turn of the page. A wonderful collection of art.
    Amanda x

  6. Amazing work Donna, so many beautiful different pages xx

  7. These pages are all stunning! Fab work my dear talented friend❣


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