Spirit of the Woodland A4 Journal Part II by Lynne Moncrieff



This week I am sharing a double page spread 

within the That's Crafty! A4 Surfaces Journal.



The panel was prepared with Gesso which isn't necessary but it is just my own preference. When I prep the surface I don't take a great deal of care because I like the effect if some of the surface isn't actually covered with Gesso.

As with the page last week, torn pieces of old book text (I don't use new books, they are books which are falling apart) were adhered. Once dry, the multi-surface paints were applied, working randomly, blending with a damp cloth and as the paint dries, applying walnut ink.

With a black watersoluble pencil, firstly stencilling some of the circles from the A4 Circles Stencil onto the background, then quickly misting with water to diffuse the outline, mopping any excess moisture with kitchen paper towel.

From scraps of painted cardstock, circles stencilled and cut out.

One of the trees, stamped with Jet Black ink pad extending the trunk area with pencil and black paint.

The text stamp, Secrets lie within the woods, repeatedly stamped on the background, focusing the stamping around the tree. Also inking up the stamp again and stamping onto scrap paper, adhering to bottom of tree.

Page 2

This page was prepared in the same manner as above. Texture is achieved with only a few supplies.

For the tree, a circle cut from scrap cotton rag paper, painted with the multi-surface paints and walnut ink. Onto this circle, stamping one of the trees before adhering to the page, edging the circle with black watersoluble pencil.

With the cotton rag paper having texture, it does alter the outcome of the stamping, it is similar to stamping onto rough watercolour paper.

Cutting a smaller circle, again using the A4 Circles Stencil, layering to the stamped circle.  Adding the word secrets, taken from one of the text stamps.

Before using the A4 Words Stencil, with black fineliner pen, to stencil the word secrets onto the page, one of the text stamps, repeatedly stamped on the background but only focusing around the stamped circle area.

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