Sunday, 14 April 2019

Keeping it toned down

Another scheduled post and I am joining in at Art Journal Journey with Wendy's 'Having Fun' theme!

When I have messy hands you can guarantee I'm having fun - and this time my hands were very messy!
Adding to the fun I was using some of my favourite Lynne Perella stamps by Paper Artsy!

I stencilled and stamped over the page then toned everything down with gesso. I lightly crumpled some paper add dipped into some watery ink on my mat! Once dry I stamped the image on it! The rest was just some scraps that I stamped onto using stamps from the same set and some tiny punched book paper circles.

I would also like to join in the Neutral Zone challenge at A Vintage Journey
I just realised that I hadn't linked this while we were away!!!!

I'll be home soon with tales of Paris!

Thanks for looking, Chris


My name is Erika. said...

Lucky you to be back in France. That is exciting. And I am loving your latest page. Those paper scraps looks fantastic together! Hope your having a great trip. Hugs-Erika

froebelsternchen said...

Great to be back in France ! Yeah! Have a fantastic trip! This is just a wonderful page! Thank you very much for another wonderful entry linked to Art Journal Journey!
Susi xxx

Meggymay said...

Lovely muted colours Chris, its a wonderful page. I hope you are enjoying your trip to Paris.
Yvonne xx

craftytrog said...

That background looks amazing Chris, and I love the finished page! xx

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm inspired by your background :) I look forward to hearing all about Paris!

Rita said...

Fabulous backgrounds Chris. Love my Lyn Perella stamps too. Great tip about the crumpled paper too. Hugs Rita xxx

Mrs.B said...

A great page Christ, love the messy background.
Hope you're having a fabulous time in Paris
Avril xx

WendyK said...

Fabulous background, love the muted colours. I don't use my Lynne Perella stamps enough. I went on a workshop with her ages ago, and she' lovely. Great page, and thank you again for sharing with us on AJJ
Hugs Wendy

kathyinozarks said...

Lovely page Chris

sarascloset said...

Chris, I love that journal page background to show off those gorgeous stamped images. This is perfect for our Neutrals challenge at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

Redanne said...

Chris, your neutral tones are always gorgeous and I really love the LP image, it is perfect for the wonderful background you created.

Thank you for joining in our Neutral Zone challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

butterfly said...

This is beautiful, Chris - the LP woman looks right at home amidst these subtle shadowy greys. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x