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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

An Attitude of Gratitude #11

 Today's thought on "An Attitude of Gratitude" was about things you have learned. The techinque - a messy one - Vaseline Resist! I was a bit dubious about the vaseline as I wasn't sure how my pages would take it but piled in yet again!


I don't have many nice paints so was left with grey, oh well..... and worse still I only have 2 stencils not counting the few I have made since starting this challenge. Really needed one with not too big holes so plumped for the alphabet one, and did just a small boarder top and bottom - just incase!


Well the Vaseline didn't make too much of a mess. It hardly showed through the previous page and not too bad on the following page.


As for the things I have learned - well the grey turned out to be the right colour after all, as I have learned that life just isn't black and white most of the time. And the pink pearlescent "clouds", well they seem to represent the happy sparkles in life.

5 comments:

Gwen said...

Oh, BJ, this turned out so great! Way to jump in and try it. I'm going to give it a try on a scrap first!
Your page is wonderful and your lesson is oh so true!

sandee said...

I love the soft colors, I think it turned out beautiful. I've not heard of a vaseline resist except in distressing furniture, but it sure looks great on paper too! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Elizabeth said...

Oh, BJ, that's just marvelous - love how the colours turned out just right for you and I like the idea of having pink clouds and happy sparkles in life - brilliant :)) I've tried the vaseline technique - with some success - but I'd not have the courage to do it straight onto a journal page ... just in cases :) Elizabeth xx

Bernice Hopper said...

Well done. Your whole page is great. I'm impressed with how far you have come since day 1 with art journaling.

NatashaMay said...

Yes! I like the grey. :) Wonderful page!