Friday 15 February 2019

Art Journalling vintage/mixed media

Hi it's Brenda here today to share an entry I created in my vintage altered journal. This is an old reading book with gessoed pages where I love experimenting with layers, mediums and paints and keeping it to a vintage theme.

I have used  some of Andy's stamps and stencils in the layering processes.

I started with the white gessoed page and added textures by using black modelling paste through the stencils.

After several layers of paints and more gesso I ended up with a wedding/anniversary themed page. As I had no idea where I was going when I began the double spread I am quite happy with the outcome.

For more details and photos please join me at Bumblebees and Butterflies where I explain the steps and techniques.

Have a wonderful weekend.

hugs Brenda xxx


Illusionary Artists stamps - Gothic Grunge, Tech Trauma

Andy Skinner stencils - Creativity, Time Warp, Halftone

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics-cobalt blue hue, prussian blue, medium grey value 6, cerulean blue, titanium white, english red oxide, raw umber, burnt sienna, yellow oxide and burnt umber
DecoArt Media mediums - black modeling paste, white gesso, heavy gel medium.


  1. Sometimes the best day's are spent not knowing where we are going.. especially where art work is concerned. A magnificent page Brenda with it's textured area's and drips of paint, it's layout would make a marvellous Wedding/Anniversary card. Thank you for sharing.
    Creative wishes Tracey xx

  2. Brilliant and beautiful from Brenda, as always!
    Alison x

  3. Your journal spread is stunning Brenda, I love your colour choices, especially the 'rusty' bits and the church windows are superb! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Thank you ladies for your lovely comments xxx


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