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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Colourful Journal Pages (by Judith)

Hello everyone, I am here for an extra post today, and so I decided to have a bit of fun with my project, letting my imagination have a bit of a wander on a double page journal spread. I have chosen to use the really versatile A5 Pink Pig journal containing 270 gsm watercolour paper, as this size of journal allows for a lot of choice in the layout that you can create, without feeling that you have too much space to fill. The watercolour paper is lovely and smooth and will take lots of water.

I started my project by masking the headdress on the Katya stamp, and inking up just the bottom part of the image, before stamping it onto the journal page. I drew some hair freehand, using a pencil at first, until I was happy with the design, and then inking over it with a permanent pen.
I needed to mask the image, and as the masking tissue available on the website is not completely opaque, I was able to lay it over my image, and draw an outline to create my own custom mask.

I added several other images to the pages; the Swirl Centre Flowerhead, and some leaves and a butterfly from the Tangled Garden stamp set. I wanted a subtle floral image in the background and added a favourite texture stamp from the Texture Fragments stamp set, using Acrylic Wax to stamp the image. I added Distress Ink to colour the background, and the acrylic wax acted as a resist where I had stamped the floral texture image.

I drew a few swirls by hand, and added a sentiment from the Artistic Expressions stamp set. A little bit of stencilling completed the background.

I coloured the images using water based markers, keeping the colours bright and cheery to match the vibrant background. I decided to give Katya a modern twist with ombre hair, rather than a conventional colour.

I hope that you have enjoyed reading about my project, thanks for stopping by,

Judith xx


  1. Wow they look great and so like summer!

  2. Wonderful ..... I can't help but smile when I see this so lovely x

  3. Wow Judith this is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it. The colours are beautiful and I love what you have done to Katya. Brilliant.

  4. Beautiful, love the colours you have chosen.

  5. OMG Judith this is so striking, wonderful stamping and your colours are amazing, beautifully designed, Kate x

  6. Superb Work of Art!!!! I'm in love with these AJ pages!! Amazing, just amazing!! Thanks for sharing them and all the process!! A very clever "stretch" of Katia stamp, wonderful colours and background, adorable flowers, butterfly and added details!! Really amazing and brilliant AJ pages!

  7. What a beautiful journal double page Judith and love the bright colours and the added texture fragment and harlequin stencilling looks great in the background. The stylised hair you have given Katya is gorgeous too and a very clever idea prettily executed. x


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