Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Front cover

This is the front cover for the pages I did in an earlier post. First I used my Cricut to cut the 3 hearts on the right and stuck them down before brushing Gesso over the whole cover. I then painted it with acrylic paints which I had diluted with a little water.
Then I splodged on some more Gesso and dribbled on more acrylic paints. I used a toothbrush to flick on white acrylic and finally sprayed with colourwash through a circle stencil.
I cut the heart out of watercolour paper which had been sprayed, then stitched on my mini Janome.
'Graffiti' was cut on the Cricut and my OH asked ' What's Gaffi? Doh! I was so concentrated on getting them down, I hadn't noticed 2 were missing!! I shaded them with a grey oil pastel and sponged the edge of the cover with black soot.
'of my life' was computer generated using a typewriter font.
I'd like to point out in the photo on the right is a shadow! Not me being to liberal with the ink!
Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate any comments you care to leave
hugs Joy xxx

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crafty creations said...

Love it love it love it !!!! Its amazing joy - the stitched hearts are fantastic x hilda

Von said...

Oh wow Joy truely wonderful you clever old stick :)
Von x

Shairon said...

Fabulous cover Joy! Love the colours, the hearts, the letters, in fact, pretty much everything!xx

jackiescrafts said...

Wow Joy this is fabbie, I love the colours you have used and the hearts are all great. You are one clever lady

Jackie x

Anonymous said...

Another fab page Joy. Really enjoying following your adventure with these pages.
Regards Florence.

IsaNorris said...

This is lovely !! like it a lot!

sam21ski said...

Ooooh Joy this is fabulous and it fits in perfectly with your fantastic pages.

Sam xxx

Craft is a Blessing said...

I always appreciate all your work...the 'journalling' is coming on a real treat...well done looks fab!