Energy1Another post-it note prompt from my box, this time I pulled out the word “Energise”.

Lots of thoughts went through my mind, but as I’m currently in the process of cutting out all crap from my diet and exercising more, this idea for my page seemed to fit. Talking of fit! In case you’re wondering, his name is David Gandy, a British male supermodel.

Not me! (as if!) Onto the page…

I started by adding white gesso to a double page spread in my A4 Dylusions journal and when dry added a variety of citrus and warm Distress and Adirondack paints in vertical and horizontal directions only.

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Next, using a Dylusions stencil added white paint through it using a sponge dauber. It didn’t work out quite as planned, but let’s just go with the flow…


Next, I mixed some Adirondack copper paint with some home made texture paste and applied this through a TCW arrow stencil onto my page “here and there” ( love that phrase!).



 The copper didn’t come through as I’d hoped, instead it turned the texture paste a lovely flesh colour…kinda apt!

I then added some gold texture paste through another stencil in a star burst pattern, I can’t remember what the stencil is called (my memory is awful!).


I then took an old book page, punched out some arrow shapes and glued them down onto my pages. I also added the magazine cut out of David in his undies. I then outlined all with a black pen and added white doodle dots in a “Teesha Moore” stylie with a Sharpie poster pen.



Ok, we’re on the home stretch now, I then stamped my quote “Energise Body and Soul” (UK spelling of Energise, sorry!) with archival ink onto a scrap of watercolour card and cut out.

I then glued with matt Modge on to my page. I then outlined with my black pen and added a little colour with “irridescent gold” Silks.



I then painted the book page arrows with “Ginger Peach” Silks to continue with the warm colour tone.

To finish, I added some doodle dots around the arrows and quote and stamped a stitched effect border around the page using one of the new “Limor Webber” Grunge border stamps from IndigoBlu with archival ink.

Done! Cor Blimey, that seemed to take forever..actually just over an hour with drying time.

Hope you enjoyed the process and I’m happy to report, I’m all set up and ready to go with my video camera, so hopefully I’ll be able to film my next page.

I just have to decide whether to do a voice over or just start to finish with music. What do you think I should do?

Leave a comment and let me know. Bye for now!



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