Friday, 5 January 2018

Take Time Out

Hello Folks!

Taking time out has never been a problem for me, but painting with string was a new thing! I learned that you need to put plenty of paint on the string. The blue paint lines are just about visible, as I was playing with my card prompts again, and more layers went on top. Here are the 10 prompts I used...

You can see the string printing a little better in the close-up photo.

Happy Friday!

Alison x


  1. Your prompt cards inspired another fabulous page! Painting with string sounds fun and messy, I think I'd be covered in paint by the end 😉 ...and how did you get those blue lines so neat 😁. Glad you are taking time out and getting creative, wishing you a Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊

  2. This looks so cool and cheerful and I really love your beautiful card prompt cards as well! A fabulous idea for me, maybe I can make some as ATCs as I have ATC making on my agenda for this year. I can imagine the stringpainting is something special- I tried it a few times - but just with black colour. Kind too messy for me. Recently I used string as a stencil and as I put away the string I was very happy with the coloured string and will use it in another project.
    We are really like kids, aren't we- we want to try and play as often as possible!
    We are happy girls indeed to enjoy our hobby so much!
    Thank you for yet another of your fantastic play - pages linked to Erika's January theme- you ROCK!
    We enjoy all - time out and time in ... isn't that AMAZING?!
    Happy start of your weekend!
    oxo Susi

  3. Beautiful journal page, glad you had fun. Hugs, Valerie

  4. Fabulous journal page-love the idea of using prompt cards and sounds a fun way of painting with string
    Carol x

  5. The card prompts are a great idea. The page looks fabulous and I've never tried painting with string, but it sounds really fun.
    Yvonne xx

  6. How clever and a nice little challenge to paint with a string. Can't say I have ever done that. But it leaves some neat line and shapes. I think the card prompts are smart too. It's a good way to jump start yourself if you get one of those "oh what should I do now" moments. I love the colors today too. Thanks for joining in. Hugs-Erika

  7. I'm loving these clever prompt cards and you used them well. I've tried string painting before and I also found the paint soaks into the string and you get very light marks on the page. I believe yours turned out much better than mine. This is a beautiful journal page, the sentiment resonates, and the techniques were perfect. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Art Journal Journey.

  8. You've made a some fab impressions on your page Alison, painting with string brought a smile to my face as it was an activity I used to do with pre-school children often but the parents enjoyed it so much more!! Super page & memories..
    Hugs Tracey xx

  9. wow alison,love love love your dreaming pages.
    happy sunday.

    hugs jenny

  10. Fabulous page Ali. Love how you have used the string.
    Hugs Flo xx

  11. If this dosen`t make happy , I don`t know what, Alison, wow , they are fantastic !! xx

  12. Wow! This really does look like fun! Chrisx


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