Friday, 29 June 2018

Inspired By...

Morning All! Today's page in my gelli-print journal was inspired by another YouTube video I watched, where the artist began by gluing down some teabag papers. Then 'The Flow' took over, and my page took a totally different direction to hers!

I added some torn tea-dyed book page strips and scraps, some hand-cut circles for the flower heads, then the doodling began with my paint pens.  You can just see the doodles on the flower heads, that I decided were too much, and painted over with Bougainvillea Fresco acrylic. The page needed some boldness!

Happy Friday!

Alison xox


  1. And you gave the exact amount of boldness here - and all the marks and layers make one happy! A delightful page Alison! Thank you so very much for just another gorgeous page linked to this month's theme at AJJ!
    Happy weekend my friend!
    Hugs, Susi

  2. Hi - so sorry I've been missing so much... I really hope to do some proper catching up soon. I love the book text flower stems and fabulous doodling bringing this tiny garden to life - a treat!
    Alison x

  3. Lovely happy page Alison - love that colour and all the fabulous doodling and great background.
    Thanks so much for all the fabulous pages you linked for this theme at AJJ this month :)
    Happy Friday and keep cool - feels like it might be hotter than yesterday and less breezy.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    Gill x

  4. Your page is lovely Alison! I love how a piece starts taking on it's own path as we create. It's such fun to see where it ends up. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  5. It was completely bold, and now you have inspired me to drink a cup of tea so I have at least ONE tea bag to work with in my art. A simply breathtaking beauty that is moving. So glad you shared it with us at Art Journal Journey.

  6. The best thing about art is how you can start with a technique another artist is showing and then end up in a totally different place that makes it all your own. This is a fun page Alison. I love the pink. Have a great weekend. Hugs-Erika

  7. Fabulous page! The Bougainvillea paint really makes those flowers zing 😁. I hope your hubby is enjoying his new job and that you've been enjoying the summer weather too. Have a great day and happy weekend! J 😊 x

  8. Another fabulous page Alison.
    xxx Hazel

  9. You create such fabulous art with your tea bags! I love the boldness - those colours are perfect! I am still trying to catch up - thank goodness for an internet connection this weekend! Hugs, Chrisx


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