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Color Me Happy with The Crafters Workshop!

This month Altered Pages is partnering with The Crafter's Workshop.  I don't think there is any better way I like to play with stencils then with lots of colours and mess about in my journal.

I broke out some Free Flow Acrylic Paints and squeezed and scribbled paint across pages in my Dylusions Journal.

Lifting the pages and tipping the book up and down I allowed the paint to run, merge and pool across the pages and then taking a piece of watercolor paper I pressed over and blotted up excess paint and in turn another background paper to work with later.  I used my heat gun to dry this a little also.

Next I reached for some stencils I own many from The Crafter's Workshop today I chose three designs by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, Circle Explosion, Blazonry and Mini Square Scrolls and worked with some Black, Ultramarine Blue and White Paint and a sponge.

Mini Square Scrolls Stencil

Blazonry Stencil

Circle Explosion Stencil

Some areas I then painted over with more of the Free Flow Acrylic Paint Colors.  This paint has a bit of a shiny surface.  

I now have a colourful background ready for more details to be added!

This background made me think of this poem and I had the perfect photo to add to this page also.

Life is Art
Paint Your Dreams
Sing Your Songs
Enjoy the Dance

- Anonymous


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