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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

The Tweedles

I am sometimes asked how a journal page develops............there is no one answer as each page develops differently but one way that it often happens is the using up of excess paint..........that's how this one started ........I thought it might be fun to show the process.............well, at least the bits I thought to photograph!

 I had some pink paint left over from the owl capone page so I took this small journal and rubbed it across the tile that the paint was on. Next it was what to fill the gaps in with.....I know I have a new bottle of ink, I'll use that to see what the colour looks like

Then I had been watching a video on YouTube and the person had used random strips of washi tape so I used some thin strips of the tape I bought not that long ago.

 Next came using a stencil that I hadn't used before.........

and that got me to this point............ often at this point I would leave it to use later but this time I carried on. Next decision is what image(s) to use.......

 Someone on Facebook asked if I was moving on from Alice after I posted my mermaid pieces so that made me think that I need to do something Alice.........I have these new Alice themed Stampotique stamps..............so, I used one of them......The Tweedles!

 Stamped and coloured with Promarkers......not sure they are really my thing but got them in a sale .......then cut them out

 but I do quite like the way the black ink runs into the colour.......a bit grungy looking and I like their dirty faces!

Next it needs words of some sort............was rummaging in a drawer and came across this OLD stamp, it fitted quite nicely, so stamped, cut out and glued into place.........a bit of random outlining and there you go.......done!





14 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great to see how your page came together Sue, love the random painty background and the stencil is very effective as are the strips of washi tape and I adore the Tweedles . Tracy x

Wendy said...

simples.............well you make it look simples........thanks for sharing your process x

thekathrynwheel said...

Ooh, nice tutorial. I like the inky grungy look of the tweedles too!

Sid said...

Wonderful little insight into your creative mind Sue ! Pages look fab !!

Effie said...

That's one handsome pair of chaps!... Great pages.

Sandy said...

Oh Sue I´m a Tweedles Fan.
Your page is phenomenal.
Grandios work. xoxo

kimmie said...

nice work - it all came together so seamlessly - I do so LOVE to see the process :)

Sue said...

I love this Sue you make it look so easy x

qwiksave said...

Interesting post, thanks. Apparently, if you don't want 'grungy outlines' (smeared black) when using Promarkers, you need to use Memento ink. They also prefer smooth card. Liking your pages though.

herminesplace said...

Great to see how you work, the spread turned out absolutely awesome!

Sarah Anderson said...

that's one of my favourite stencils - enjoyed your step by step :) Great page, funky tweedles

Emma said...

Lovely page sue :) I live those stamps haven't seen them before! Xx

Michelle Webb said...

Sue, I just love looking at your blog, you're posts are amazing. Please can you tell me which stencil you have used here, I like it very much? I love those stamps too.
Michelle x

Lynne Phelps said...

Love the Tweedles and so interesting to see how they came about!