Monday, 13 October 2014

Deep In The Forest

Good morning, I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

I'd like to share a journal page with you today, I haven't done much journaling and am always amazed at all the wonderful pages that people do.

I've made my pages for the Art Journal Journey challenge, the theme is Deep In The Forest.

I started of by covering the pages with gesso and stamped some leaves with archival ink. Earlier in the day I collected some fallen leaves and Sycamore seeds and using lots of glue adhered them to the pages then I covered the leaves with tissue paper.

This photo shows the background and the leaves covered with tissue paper              

I painted the pages with lot of different green inks and some orange and red on the leaves, the leaves were given a final coat of gold Acrylic Artists Ink.
I stamped lots of animals onto tissue paper and coloured them on the back with acrylic paint and adhered them to the pages, the badger had two coats of white but some of the green ink came still came through.

I was pleased with how the leaved turned out.

Here is a list of the stamps and inks that I used.
Adirondack Colour Wash Sprays.
Dylusion Ink Sprays.
Distress Stain.
Acrylic Artists Ink.
Elusive Images/Chocolate Baroque - tree stamp.
Inkadinkado  - small leaves.
Large leaves unknown.
Hobby Art - badger, hedgehog, fox, deer and squirrel.
TJ Designs - nest.


  1. Fantastic pages, Hazel, love how you have made them! Valerie

  2. Lovely and creative! My grandparents on my father's side were born in Kent. Warm greetings from a baby boomer in Montreal, Canada.

  3. Stunning Hazel with so textures and feeling

    Love Chrissie x

  4. Stunning pages and great textures. Great design too.

  5. Fascinating artwork, Hazel, love to read how you used these different materials and your last photo really shows how the piece glows.

  6. Oooh great techniques in your pages Hazel - lovely xx

  7. Gorgeous pages Hazel! Love the techniques! xxx