Thursday, June 25, 2015

Yummy Color

If you follow my blog you know I've been having an issue with my muse going on vacation without my permission.  One of the things I do when my muse is absent is glue. I don't like to throw away pretty pieces of color so they pile up on the side of my work space. This page is a result of pretty paper and glue.

I started with a gessoed page that I stamped with the the background lines from Stampin' Up's Gorgeous Grunge.  Next I just started taking different piece of paper and gluing them randomly on the page. This page has pieces of napkins, tissue paper, book text, gelli prints and a Stampin' Up image on watercolor paper.  

The grid on the left is a matte medium transfer. The splats are another stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge set and the swirls are a very old Angel Company stamp. The only color I added to the page was the bright yellow which is a kid's quality gel watercolor crayon.  The last touch was to stamp numbers randomly using a Hero Arts stamp.

All the ink I used was Archival Ink.  This was a very easy fun page. I just glued and pasted until I thought it was finished. I love this technique. It is so relaxing and all that color just makes me happy.

Link to Paint Party Friday, The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge, Moo-Mania & More Challenge


  1. It is a very happy page to start the Friday off with - well, it's still technically Thursday here, for the next 45 minutes, haha. Enjoy the rest of your day Boo :o))

  2. Great page Boo! Fabulous colors and layers!Thank you for linking to Moo Mania & More Challenges!

  3. This is really cool. Love it and will give this a try when my muse goes away too :)

  4. Beautiful collage! Love the colors and all the different shapes your 'collage-ing' created!' Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!!

  5. Love the color! Thanks for joining the mixed media monthly challenge blog!

  6. i hope you glue more often! fantastic collaged piece! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge and celebrating our first birthday!!

  7. Great collaged journal page! I love the color palette! Thanks for celebrating with us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  8. This is a great ide and I love how you wrote "my muse going on vacation without my permission". I am going to put this in my repertoire for when my muse isn't playing like she should. The colors are bright and cheerful, especially that yellow.