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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Monday 25 February 2013

An A to Z of Me #24 - X Marks The Spot

X Marks The Spot

Not totally happy with today's page. Must have had the wrong type of bubbles!

I masked off a big central "X" and made a border with smaller ones and inked up with distress using dark colours like the video suggested. I made up my bubbles and laid them out on a tray which was big enough for my tag. Hmmmmm!!! Not much happened! I tried again after drying the first attempt. Got a few speckles round the edges but still not much, so I added some Dylusions to the bubbles and tried that. Got some blue splodges.

I must have been a bit deflated after this as the rest didn't go well either. After removing the masks from the "X"s I pondered. I glossy accented the central one, well that was OK. I coloured the edge ones in but didn't like them, then I topped with cosmic shimmer glue but that didn't go too well either.

As I said not entirely happy with today's outcome, give me the salt background anyday, I think that was my favourite so far.

1 comment:

Tracy said...

Hey BJ, I love the pink and blue background even if it wasn't what you anticipated :) Haven't looked at the vid yet because I've only just checked in on the word and have no idea where I'm going to go with it. I can recommend the vid on bubble-printing on Gumnut Inspirations blog (there's a link to it from mine.) I could never get bubble prints to work until I watched Liz do it. She gets some amazing effects!