Sunday, April 9, 2017

'beautiful adventure' Journal page

More journal play today~
Stamping out one of Lynne Perrella's ladies, I cut off her bottom and added a mermaid tail fin from Laura Carson

  This all started out when I pulled a jar of paint out to use and found that it had turned thick! Well, it was still pliable as I pulled it from the jar, and I could not bring myself to throw it away! Hoarder!

So what I did was take those blobs of paint and spread them onto my page for texture.
 here you can see the beautiful mica pigment that came out of the blob once i added some water and pulled the color across the page
I added some circles I cut with my new die and could not bear to throw away the wax paper rings that came out with my cuts,so I added those as well,topped with Liquidglass
stenciled here with some clear embossing paste using sealife stencils. Also added chipboard seaweeds and sea life strip across the bottom.
finally,I added my 'beautiful adventure' die cuts
 Hoping your Sunday morning is as beautiful as mine is
thank you for your visit
Jackie ")

Happy to link up with these fab challenges!
Dark Brown-shell in hand,Blue-whole page,White-wording die cuts

April Challenge~Backgrounds 
using old paint,stencils and embossing paste for my
 texturous (new word I made up!)background

beautiful adventure is a magical mystery tour for sure! 

April 2017 Anything Goes Challenge 

Products used:
Strathmore Mixed Media Journal
old paint~Viva Precious Metal Effect Paint in Turquoise
TimHoltz/Sizzix Thinlits Die~adventure
Sizzix Framelits Die~Circles
Sealife Stencils~Tattered Angels


froebelsternchen Susi said...

Absolutely AMAZING - what a fantastic page !
You made me more than happy to link it to AJJ dear Jackie!
Thank you very much my friend!
I wish you a great new week!
Thank you for your lovely comments always on my blog!
It's soul balm for my heart!
much love

Karenliz Henderson said...

Gorgeous page Jackie!!! Love the use of the dried up paint!!! It's amazing what we hoard, no I mean use!! XOXOXOXOXOX

~*~Patty S said...

What a delight your beautiful mermaid page is dear Jackie!
IMHO every girl needs a spare mermaid tale handy just in case ;-)
And hats off to you for honoring "waste not want not" with your beautiful blob background (say that 6 times quickly *gg*!).
L♥ve your pretty page so much!
Hello and Hugs from a spectacular Sunday here in Northern Virginia.
70 degrees with brilliant blue skies.

Aimeslee W. said...

Gorgeous page, so serene! xoxo

Valerie-Jael said...

This is a fantastic underwater page, you have really created a gorgeous and mysterious world. Looks like you had BIG fun with it! Hugs, Valerie

Sara Barker said...

My goodness, Jackie! What have you done???! Well, you've stolen my crafty heart for one thing! And you have done what all the rest of us hoarders, uh, I mean frugal crafters only DREAM we will do. Like use up that thickened paint left in the bottom of the bottle so many might just toss. But NO, NOT US!! Well, you have made a masterpiece around that blob of paint, my dear! What a fabulous under sea dream of a journal page! I love the combined LP stamp with the mermaid tail stamp--aren't you the cleverest one of all! And the clear Texture Paste through your seaweed stencil and those glassined wax paper circles (more good schtuff!) are just the perfect touches to your journal page! Way to go, my friend! Sending warm hugs!

Sara Barker said...

PS this looks like double duty on many counts, here, Jackie. Why not enter it into Emerald Creek Dares Double Duty challenge? Link:

PPS I think I owe you one HUGE congratulations on being our winner there for our last challenge! I was so excited to see you won! Woo Hoo! Happy shopping!

Angela Radford said...

Bet you're pleased you didn't throw the paint away as that is a gorgeous page Jackie. This reminds me Lol! I may have some paint just like it!
Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela xXx

Katie Lamb said...

Gorgeous art journal page

Brenda Brown said...

Wow, love the fabulous scene you created with such gorgeous colours and glorious texture and those circles of card were such a brilliant addition. Have a great week xxx

Dorthe said...

Jackie, it is an amazing page, love the way the thick paint reacts, on the page, making it look like waves and the circles bobbles adding to to feel of moving water. Your mermaid is so beautiful, a great idea, to mix the two stamps .
Happy Easter week to you, dear. xoxo

Julie Ann Lee said...

My goodness, this is a wonderful happy accident! I love that texture created by the thickened paint. Also what a great idea to give the Lynne Perrella lady a mermaid tale. This is such an inventive and beautiful page. You are a unique talent, Jackie and always such an inspiration! xx

Joi at RR said...

BEAUTIFUL Jackie. It's so GREAT that you didn't just toss the paint because your colors and blobs are AMAZINGLY SUPER texture and shimmer. Love your mermaid project. So CREATIVE!! Xj.

Renee said...

This is very dreamy! Love it, Jackie, you should submit artwork to Stampington.

Bibi, Rubber Dance Stamps said...

Beautiful, Jackie! I loved reading about the dry paint and it's so cool that you were able to use it anyway - the blobs are super cool and who doesn't love some extra bling from mica? :)
Your combination of the stamp and graphic to make the mermaid is really clever. Thank you for joining our April colour challenge at Rubber Dance ♥

ionabunny said...

I applaud your thrifty use of the paint to create that gorgeous blingy background. The circles are so cool and I love your hybrid mermaid. I have the top half! Just need to find me a tail!! Thanks for sharing and for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

aussie aNNie said...

One fabulous artistic page, love your idea of the old paint and your gorgeous mermaid. I am now following you, think I can learn a thing or two... ♥[aNNie]

Ink Art Designs said...

This is so creative and I love the mermaid Jackie. I only through out a heap of stuff recently that had dried I was smiling heaps when you said about the thickened paint.
Thank you for joining us at Rubber Stamp for our colour challenge.
Dot x
Ink Art Designs

ArtyDiva said...

OMG Jackie! Can you be any more creative? Such a beautiful page, loving the mermie! (the bubbles are fab too) xox

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Jackie, this is such a gorgeous page! I love the color, the textures and how you incorporated so many different elements! beautiful work!

Shel C said...

Beautiful page :) I love mermaids! Creative use of the old dry paint. I am always saving those dried acrylic paint rings I pull off my caps..but have yet to use them LOL

Sandra Foster said...

Great work of art Jackie!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Love those colours together! Very crafty how you replaced the lady's "bottom" (LOL!) with the fish tail to turn her into a mermaid. Lovely textures too!

Candy C said... had me at the TEAL colors!!! :) This art journal page is awesome! I also love Lynne Perrella's stamps. They are very quirky and detailed. Love them! Ingenious to combine the mermaid tail to the lady stamp. So clever. I love your BLOBS of paint, too. I'm like you...if it's still usable at all; find a way to use it! :) Hoaders?? Nah..... I love Liquid Glass, too. Very cool use for it on the bubbles. I also love the die cuts. They add dimension and a definite "atmosphere" for your mermaid to be swimming around in. LOVE IT!

Win Dinn said...

As always, you've made sunshine out of bitter lemons, Jackie - well done. I love this piece and especially appreciate the way you've created it. Sending you massive hugs, my good friend! xo

denthe said...

One of my favorite colours! This colour always reminds me of the ocean in Australia, it has this bright turquoise colour that I never tire of. It's amazing what you did with this piece, how you managed to use that thick paint to your advantage, and all the bits and pieces you added. You have such a creative mind! Love the circles!

Kristin said...

Wow, this is just beautiful - the colors and textures are just lovely! xo

Redanne said...

Jackie, what you did with the paint is so clever and innovative and it creates such fabulous texture too! I love the teal colour, I love the ocean theme and I love the way you created the mermaid. Stunning work!!! Hugs, Anne xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Gorgeous texture in the background and Amazing journal page, Jackie. Love the way you have used the mermaid image here.. great composition!
Thanks for joining us at Rubber Dance Challenge this month.

hazel said...

An amazing page, I love everything about it especially the Lynne Perrella image with her mermaid tail.
xxx Hazel.

June Walker said...

I love this especially the sophisticated mermaid. Good idea to add a fishtail to a vintage image.

Susanne Absolon said...

Hi Jackie, what an inspiring page, I loved to read through, your photos make me wanna create immediately, great!! Thanks for sharing! Have a nice Holiday, Susanne

butterfly said...

Oh, fantastic, Jackie! I love your LP mermaid - so creative, and the ocean depths and textures are luscious. Wonderful, imaginative work.
Alison x said...

This is so beautiful! Thank you for joining the Rubber Dance Challenge.
Hugs, Anita

Anita Houston said...

Mermaids always catch my eye! Oh that texture on the!

aimarii said...

What a very charming mermaid.
I like so much your color world too. Yes!

Renee said...

This caught my eye immediately! I'm not surprised that you're the creator of it. Well done!

2amscrapper said...

You are soooo resourceful--using up every bit! Stunning page!

Inky Kitty said...

Great journal page, thank you for joining in this months challenge on The Artistic Stampers blog.