Sunday, June 29, 2014

Just Keep Swimming Journal 52

Journal 52, Week 26: Under the Sea. This was really a fun piece to work on. I had different techniques that I was just itching to try and decided that this was the one I would do that on. First, I grabbed a piece of tagboard that already had some gesso and splotches of blue acrylic paint on it. Then I took a piece of deli paper, wrinkled it up, sprayed it with Dylusions in blues and yellow and added it to the cardstock with Yes paste. When it was dry, I went over the top lightly with a white ink pad. The fish were cut out from some coffee filters that I had squiggled some white glue on and than dropped some inks, followed by Dylusions in yellow. I added a black ink dot eye with white gel pen highlight. The words were written with a clear embossing pen on to the deli paper. I used a white embossing powder, embossed and applied with a matte gel medium. On of my favorite yarn/spinning podcasters is Dr. Gemma, a psychologist who's mantra is "just keep swimming." I added the waves with some old gelli printed paper, bubbles with a pencil eraser and white stamp pad, hook from jewelry supplies, and a yarn worm with gold Stickles.

I love The Frugal Crafter and some of my ideas come from her. I often find ideas on the Internet and can't remember who to credit, but Lindsay showed the deli paper techniques. She has a lot of great video tutorials.
I had a wreck with my Glossy Accents. I was trying to unclog it when it decided to explode onto my work space. So, I quickly grabbed some flowers that I had punched out of leftovers and dunked them into the puddle. They dried nice and shiny. I used the same deli paper techniques for this piece as well.


  1. These are both great pieces with lots of vibrant colour and texture. You were very smart to turn your accident into some lovely accent flowers.

    1. Hi Teresa. How nice of you to jump over and leave a note on my blog. I have decided to add a "waste not" to my blog. We all have those days and usually we learn something new from them. I have a couple more ideas that I will be sharing soon. Thank you for always having something encouraging to say :)