We’re all mad here and Endure

by Claire Stead

Hi everyone!

How’s January treating you all? Well, I hope.

I’m back with two projects for the end of January using more of the fabulous Scrap FX goodies and playing in the Scrap FX junk journal kit.

Here is a link to the journal kit…

Junk Journal Kit KRAFT


In the first project- We’re all mad here,  I am using some of the great Alice themed silhouettes- I love the text on these. I adore using text on my journal pages and focal points that incorporate these are always a winner.

So, to get started I extended one of the pages using an extra piece of Kraft paper to make space for the Mad teacup silhouette, then I added some dots collage paper and Lace C sunset collage paper onto the background and finally a thin layer of clear gesso over the top of it all (this will help the Distress crayons to move on the background more easily).

Black Dots collage  White Dots collage  Lace C Sunset collage

Then I used some Tim Holtz Distress Crayons and added some warm colours to the background, using a wet brush to activate the colours so I could move them around. I used the colours Spiced Marmalade, Candied apples and Picked Raspberry.

Next I used the Script stencil with some black paint and also the Circle stencil border stencil and a blending tool.

Script stencil       Circle border stencil

Then I added the  Alice silhouettes to some Kraft Cardstock and added it to the page. A few finishing touches and the page was finished.

Mad Teacup BLACK  Alice silhouette

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Then for my second project- Endure, I again worked in the Kraft journal and created a page using more Scrap FX goodies

I used the Coloured numbers collage paper by Niamh Baly as my background – It’s a great way to create an instant background, especially if you are struggling to get started with a page.

Next, I went in with the Norma and Jean stencil and mask and used the mark of the figures and black paint – this meant that the background peeped through the masking.

 Norma & Jean stencil SMALL

Then I used the Number border stencil with white paint to push some of the darker paint away a little and add some more interest to the background.

Number Border stencil, small 

Then I used one of the figures from the Textured Women set and added a little colour to it.

Some mark making and a quote from the Frida quotes and it was finished.

Textured Women  Frida Kahlo Quotes

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I hope you’ve enjoyed these two fun projects in the Kraft journal- my journal is getting quite full- it will soon be time for a flip through!!

I’ll see you all again in February

Lots of  love

and happy arting

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