How are you getting on with your DIY patterned papers? Had a chance to make any yet? Well, okay it was only Monday that I posted my current 5 favourite fun DIY patterned paper techniques, you probably haven’t had a chance to make any yet have you? Don’t worry if you haven’t as I just have some extra inspiration to share today on the same subject. It’s a process video showing the making of this journal page using the very same patterned papers that I showed on Monday.
I don’t know why but I have had this bird design journal page idea just floating around in my head for a while now. You know when you just keep coming back to an idea or an image and you need to get it out of your head and into real life? Well this is definitely one of those!
VIDEO: DIY Patterned Paper Bird Journal Page
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To Make the Papers –
Sharpie Extra Fine paint pen
Ranger medium brayer
Turner Acryl Gouache (Night Blue, Colour Pearl Red, Colour Pearl Lemon)
cross stitch mesh/ canvas
Sizzix Hexagon embossing folder
chipboard alphabet letters
StencilGirl Loopy Ladders L434 stencil
Holbein Gouache Brilliant Gold
Derwent Inktense block
Fabriano Accademia Artist Paperpack 200 sheets 120 gsm
Hope you enjoyed the video, here are some close ups of the finished piece and you can see more of the details of the DIY patterned paper.
The gesso looks quite thick in the photos but you can just about see the papers coming through to add more texture than my camera can pick up. You can use white paint if you want to have a complete block for the bird to sit on.
I have a feeling that this bird is not out of my system yet! So what techniques will you be using to make your patterned papers? And then what will you make with them when you have them?
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