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Friday, March 3, 2017

Infusion Forest

  
 Recently,I decided it was time to cover some of those journal spreads I really never cared for .
 Out came my Infusions from PaperArtsy and
the color love~fest began!

 
  After gessoing over the previous spread, I used DecoArt's white Crackle paste through my tree stencil across the pages,making sure to leave enough space at the top to add my color.
You can see where the paste was applied heavier by the bigger cracks. I wanted a NO-uniformity feel here.


 
 If you have not had a chance to try these Infusions,you really should!


They produce such gorgeous colorations!(is that a word?)


You can check out PaperArtsy's Video here  to learn more about these beauties!
 At the top of the page,I let loose with some spritzed water and my first applications of Infusions~using
 Orange County & Are You Cerise.
I dried a bit here with the heat gun,then added more color and more water.
Next the pages were held up to let all of that yummy color flow down through the crackle!
 I have to admit,I got a bit carried away here as I dried this and then added more color and more water. I just couldn't help myself!
 watching how these color particles react with the water is mesmerizing!
 After thoroughly soaking and saturating the pages with color and water, I decided it was time to give it a dry and let it rest. 
The added gold embossing paste through the sun stencil came as an after thought,which I really did not need and wished I had waited a day to decide on. Anyway,it does look gorgeous out in the sunlight and I am quite pleased with the pages .
 Now I will continue to sit on my hands and wait patiently for my new Infusion colors to arrive! 

Then...
let the color play begin again!
Products used:
AreYouCerise,OrangeCounty 
PaperArtsy products are available here in the US
DecoArt~White Crackle Paste
Wendy Vecchi~Gold Embossing Paste
Memory Box Stencils~Texture Shine,Garden Birch Trees
Journal
Water bottle
Palette knife
 
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Thanks so much for your visit and you kind words~this always makes my heart smile!
Have a gorgeous weekend! 
Jackie ")

50 comments:

Karenliz Henderson said...

WOW, WOW, AND WOW. Jackie this is amazing. If it was a canvas I would buy it! It's gorgeous. You are amazing my friend!!! XXXOOO

Team Clark said...

Oh Jackie! We could all learn a bit from this post! I have many a spreads that need a good sweep of gesso and new life! ;0 I just love how you used this stencil and your gorgeous heavy hand with the Infusions, striking and truly stunning! Hugs, Autumn

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic piece Jackie, love the wonderful texture and colours! Happy weekend, hugs, Valerie

ArtyDiva said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww! This is amazing!! I will be with you at my zen house in a couple weeks, and will get to see it in person! I can't wait! xoxo

Sara Barker said...

Bravo, Jackie! Oh how I love what you've done to revive your journal page with these color explosions called Infusions and that crackle paste! Reminds me of the woods behind our farm house growing up! Love this! Hugs!

Wanda Hentges said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. absolutely amazing Jackie! I am thrilled about your spread in the Art Journal!
Would fit our current Out and About - theme over at
ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY-CHALLENGE
I would be really pleased to see you there!
Happy weekend my friend!
oxo Susi

Redanne said...

Wow, wow, wow, I love what you have done with the Infusions, the colour is stunning and I love how it has gone into those fabulous crackles too - beautiful work Jackie, love this! Hugs, Anne xx

Ruth said...

Absolutely beautiful Jackie, I LOVE your textured infusion forest. Wow!!! Ruth xx

June Walker said...

Beautiful!

sirkkis said...

Really wonderful colours and texture. Fabulous, Jackie!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Oh, Jackie, your Infusions and Crackle forest is amazing! I want to lose myself among those magical, fairy-tale trees! These colours are terrific! You've brightened my day again with your lovely and original work. xxx

Seth said...

This is sensational Jackie. the textures and the colors are perfectly matched here!

Nancy TeWinkel said...

It is really inspirational! Gorgeous texture, design and color!

Bev said...

Fantastic effect Jackie just love this❤

Shel C said...

Pure yumminess! I have colorburst and brusho..but no infusions. I think the walnut ink crystals in the infusions really make them unique and cool and I want some :)

Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

Gorgeous colors and textures! One of my favorite jackie pn pieces

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Gorgeous pages. Fabulous infusions forest and crack effect!! xx

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderful colours and fabulous crackle trees. Brilliant cover up Jackie xx

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Brilliant effects. That turned out so cool!!! Yes the colours are mesmerising to watch them develop! Nice combo!!

Lauren Hatwell said...

What a fabulous piece of work. It turned out brilliantly. Lx

Janet Ghio said...

This is so gorgeous!! How heavy is this piece or maybe I am asking how thick is it? Do you finish it with something so the crackle paste doesn't eventually crackle off? I have to go see what these infusions are. Great piece! and the color!!

Helen said...

what a gorgeous spread! Just beautiful... I am off looking for that tree stencil, lol!!

Hazel Agnew said...

Love what you have done. Such an exciting piece!

Meggymay said...

Its a fabulous journal page, beautiful textures and the colours look amazing.
Yvonne

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I LOVE all the texturing in this gorgeous composition. Blessings!

denthe said...

omg Jackie, I cannot understand how you created this beautiful piece of art. You make it sound so easy but it looks terribly complicated, and the result is sooo beautiful. I wish I could be there with you to see you create,I'm sure I could learn a whole lot from you!

Sandra Foster said...

Beautiful work Jackie! I love all the textures.

Darlene Campbell said...

BRILLIANT! I emailed you.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

♥♥♥
Thank you dear Jackie for linking to Art Journal Journey!
oxo Susi

Gibby Frogett said...

Absolutely stunning - it's a magical mysterious landscape - I spent some time gazing at all the wonderful textures and colours ..LOVE IT!
Happy Sunday ... Gill x

Angela Radford said...

Oh yes!!! I'm so loving this Jackie, can't wait to see what else you come up with. Happy crafty weekend, Angela xXx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Wow, you've created some amazing textures there Jackie! Must look into those Infusions!

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful page, the infusions and crackle glaze looks amazing! Nice to meet you at AJJ and wishing you a great week! J :-)

butterfly said...

Be still, my beating heart! This is absolutely stunning, Jackie... amazing colours and the crackled trees are so glorious. Brilliant! And lovely to have you playing along at PaperArtsy too.
Alison x

My name is Erika. said...

Fabulous forest. :) This is a really pretty page.

Dorthe said...

OH MY !!! Jackie it is really amazing!!!
Wonderful result with both the crackle, and the beautiful trees, in those sun light colors you choose .
A master piece spread, dear , it truly is, and the golden touches adds to the shine, we are all waiting for !! Hugs from Dorthe

Krisha said...

Breath taking results! Just gorgeous colors and techniques.

Jane Castle said...

Stunning Forest Jackie, truly beautiful x

Sugar Lump Studios said...

this is just stunning! I love the texture and pattern of it all. I actually could see this on greeting cards! very cool indeed!

Becky Wentworth said...

Stunning Jackie! You should definitely take this out of your journal and frame it so you can see it every day!

Pamellia Johnson said...

WOW WOW WOW, Jackie, I am so in love with your infusion forest!! I imagine a fall morning when the sun in streaming through the trees in the forest, carrying those brilliant fiery colours throughout the forest floor! What an amazing piece, full of texture and a vivid palette. Totally loving this one!!

Regarding your question about my 'twin' squirrels. I'm not sure they really are twins, but they arrived to me on the same today, one right after the other. They play together in the tree and leave together in the evening. And most importantly, they look exactly the freaking same! So I just call them the twins. haha. hugs

~*~Patty S said...

Ooohhh lovely layers and the crackled bits really speak beauty to me!!! You clearly had fun here dear Jackie. Gesso is such a great ingredient in addition to those lovely infusions all to create your magical forest ❤ oxo

rachel said...

this is so very beautiful Jackie - the colours and the crackle are just fantastic! Amazing! Hugs rachel x

Marjie Kemper said...

wow, Jackie, that is just stunning!

Astrid Maclean said...

OMG Jacckie, this looks amazing, those trees seem to just grow out of the page, they look so alive!! Stunning!

By the way I totally apologize for the ack of visits, but life has just been crazy around here, things should get a little better soon and I really want to thank you for all your support! xxxx and happy woman's day, Alison sent me the link too!

Win Dinn said...

This is just so richly stunning, Jackie...I'm drooling so much my keyboard is awash. Well done, my artsy friend! xoxox

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

OMG!! Stunning journal page and texture! Love what you have created here, Jackie.

Julia Aston said...

Love your crackled and wonderfully drippily colored forest!

aimarii said...

I like you forest. I would go there and listen+ how the trees sigh in the wind.