Tuesday, September 23, 2008

In my Fathers House......

This is my second page in my Art Journal
Twas most enjoyable to create too :)

I used some of my new & older DT supplies from

The Stamping Queen

isn't this little birdy cute it's actually cut from a Collections Transparency
Supplies used are

Paperbag Studio Home - PBS063, Paper Artsy At Home Plate 3, Paper Artsy Kids Plate 5, Paper Artsy Dolls Plate 1, Darkroom Door Little Dreams, Collections 0474 Ephemera Transparency, Deja Views Wonderful Words Stickers, Rubons Elegance- SB537,My Main Stamped piece is stamped onto a making memories Note Worthy page, also used is a page torn from a 1914 Hymnal, Alpha stamps, Month Stamp, versa black ink

Inspiration for this page comes from John 14:2

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Brenda Jones asked me in my comments for the post below
I would like to know how you get the great smooth edge when you adhered the old music to the chipboard bird, if you share your secrets.
Sure I'll share with you and everyone who wants to know Brenda
I'm sure many people use this technique,
I use a UHU Glue Stick (the kind that is coloured and then goes clear when dry)
I completely cover the side of the chipboard I want to cover with paper with my glue stick, then place glue side down onto the back of the Printed Paper.
I then take my Brayer (hard rubber roller/ or rolling pin) cover the chipboard with a piece of paper to protect it, then brayer it, this helps seal the paper beautifully to the chipboard.
Next I trim closely with scissors and then I take an Nail File, and 'sand' around the edges. to give it that soft look I then ink the edges lightly with a shade or two darker than the original paper.
I hope that makes sense, It probably sounds more fiddly than it really is....
Have a happy day everyone :)

16 comments:

Julie H said...

Beautiful. And I think I need some of those lovely little birds.

Lauren Dennis said...

Yum yum Yummy yum Yum Yum!! Thats all I can say. I Love looking at your blog you are so inspiring xxx

Hazel said...

Beautiful - always an inspiration to come and see what you've done xxx

Sam Marshall said...

Just beautiful!!!

Barb Conroy said...

Oh how wonderful your book will look .. the pages you've done are so amazing!
Thanks for sharing your secrets too!
~xx Barb xx~

mamaluke said...

That page is gorgeous, I love the tree with the family pics, ingenious.

Rein said...

Beautiful as always Gillian!

Night Owl Designs said...

Wow, this is fabulous Gillian! A really beautiful page.

Lottie said...

Fantastic - and thank you for sharing your 'secret' I will have a go at that now.

Nicole said...

Fabulous gorgeous work....:-)

Contrariwise said...

You are just so amazingly creative! And you make it look effortless! I really admire people who can create such wonderful pieces.

Kathy said...

This is beautiful Gill, a real work of art
Hope you are well

audrey h. said...

Wow...this is stunning. Love the color palette.

Jen Crossley said...

Really a beautiful piece love it
Jen

Sue Smith said...

Stunning!!!! An absolutely fabulous and meaningful piece :)

Sarah Schwerin said...

Absolutely gorgeous Gillian!
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