Friday, 7 November 2014

Seven Day Journal Page Challenge

I've been taking part in the 7 background pages in 7 days workshop over at Jennibellie's Studio. 
Today is my sixth day.  The pages have been built up in the following way;

day 1 - stick down paper
day 2 - add paint (I used acrylic)
day 3 - add marker pens
day 4 - use stencils
day 5 - add collage items (I used reproduction Victorian  scraps)
day 6 - use rubber stamps
day 7 - still to be decided but I will probably use water colour pencils.

This challenge has taken me right away from my comfort zone using materials that I am not totally confident with. By day 2, I was dismayed at how the pages looked and by day 4 wanted to throw the whole lot away!  After I used the collage items it seemed to bring things back into balance for me again.  I have no idea what the plan for these background pages is as yet.  I am glad that I continued with the challenge and am quite pleased with my first proper attempt with mixed media.

8 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Good for you for sticking at it Simone, it all looks so lovely.
It's always good to step out of your comfort zone every now and then.
V x

Lisa said...

Well done Simone, they look very colourful. It's good to be challenged once in a while, gets your creative juices flowing even more than normal!
Lisa x

Bev C said...

Hello Simone,

The journal sounds like a mystery course. Lovely papers you have chosen. Have fun with it.

Happy days.
Bev.

Rosie said...

Very pretty Simone, looks like fun, looking forward to seeing more:)

sharon said...

Love, love love these. I think I'll have to try my hand at this some day. Your results are great fun. Don't stop after 7 days, Simone. Your pages look as if you enjoyed the process.

Helen Philipps said...

These look lovely, Simone! So colourful and interesting. Wishing you a happy creative week ahead.
Helen xox

Ethel Johnson said...

Who's been a busy bee?
Such joyful work to see.

They would make lovely greeting cards.
xx

Lyn said...

They are looking lovely Simone, I have a journal full of pages I don't know what to do with!
xxx