Wednesday, August 22, 2012

crushed rock for my pages?

Dear friends,
don't you just love rocks?. pretty stones. beach pebbles?.
As for me, it is only natural to use crushed volcanic rocks (pumice) on my journal pages. I'm a geologist after all :). 

Recently, I played with Golden Pumice Gel over stencil and pan pastels. I wasn't too sure when smearing the gritty texture on my page however, after it dried I kind of liked it.




I didn't add any colors to the pumice gel as the pan pastel background was already too colorful. I love how the red diamond stencil graded into coarse pumice :). My page has become a nice scrubber!. LOL. Thick pumice gel is surprisingly quick to dry :).



 I also stamped and added pieces of rice paper and fabric to the page. Drew circles with black india ink and some doodling to finish the pages off. The circles resemble the sun, and the pen nibs are tall buildings silhouette at sunset :). I just made that up, of course.

I'm liking pan pastel a lot, so easy to apply & mix colors on the page. Dry or with wet sponge. Best thing, you won't get your fingers too dirty. I hope you get the chance to play with them!. Happy Wednesday.

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  1. Love the pops of red. And the amazing texture with the pumice gel. I recently got a Golden medium starter kit....so I've been having fun experimenting. :)

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    1. please... please... share with us all the great things coming out from these experiments :). You always create cool techniques :).

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  2. WOW, this is gorgeous and rich in color. I love all the texture and stamps you have used. Good for you trying something new and having fun with it, turned out great! I enjoyed the journaling also, good stuff!

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  3. I forgot to mention, the post below is awesome. The color is gorgeous and the truck one is my favorite. Just played with those two colors last night, they've been on my mind lately. Still working on getting the right shade of red/pink/maroon together though. Practicing is fun though!!

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    1. yeah, the truck is my favorite too. I'm having too much fun putting a variety of color inspirations together :).

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  4. Love the color combination of red yellow and black-they play so nicely off each other. Isn't pumice gel fun? I sometimes like to mix it with gesso when priming a page for the pebbly almost concrete-like texture.

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    1. terribly fun though, scary at first :). I like to try your technique soon :).

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  5. Gorgeous grit! I have a small tub of that on my shelf and wondered why I'd bought it... lol... now to crack it open and play. Really love the way you've cascaded the stenciled diamonds from the PPs down to the pumice.

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    1. thanks, Marjie!. Have fun playing! :).

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  6. I love to play with gritty and sandy texture paste too! Mine is Martha Stewart's and almost finishing soon! Gonna try Golden pumice gel soon! Your page is superb! Very clever use of stamps to create a story for the page! I love it!

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    1. I should try that too, is it really coarse? hehe I think I make a good penglipur lara!! :D

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  7. Oh this gives me great ideas for upcoming Christmas cards, OHHH tombstones would be great with this too! Thanks so much for sharing your creative mind. :)

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    1. lol tombstones, Lisa?. I hope you like vampires too :). I only love vampire who shines LOL. Thanks!

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    2. LOL..nothing says sexy like a nice sparkle! ;)

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