Saturday, 14 July 2018

Playtime with Paint Skins in my Art Journal

Hello Everyone! I had a little play in my gelli-print journal this morning.

I first added a couple of extra paint layers with Slate and Turquoise Fresco Acrylic, then added some scraps of painty paper and book page, a decorated teabag, and a few marks with Posca paint pens. I also added some paint skins that I peeled off my brayer handle whilst cleaning it (you can see one on the right, in the photo below), then finished with some messy journalling.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Alison xox


  1. Fabulous use of colour and I adore the writing and pops of white. Tracy ❤️❤️

  2. This is so loose and artsy - and the colours and marks are a delight Alsion! I really can see how much fun you had and I love what you have done here! Thanks a lot for growing our collection of Art for Art's Sake over at Art Journal Journey! Happy Saturday evening.
    Enjoy the weekend!
    Big hugs, Susi

  3. I knew there was a name for those bits of paint waste.. Skins!! That's it.. hee hee! What a great play Alison, I need one of those play days.
    Thanks for sharing, enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Saturday Hugs Tracey xx

  4. Fun page Alison, love the fancy edges. Hugs, Valerie

  5. A fantastic page, I think you will have had fun creating this page.
    Yvonne xx

  6. Nice results of your playtime Alison. Hugs erika

  7. I know how very late I am visiting, but I'm trying to catch up today, even though I still have chills and a morbid cough. I've wanted to try those paint skins, but never have. You did a marvelous job. I admit it's very, very colorful. So glad you shared it with us at Art Journal Journey.

  8. That's a fabulous little play you had there! This looks splendid, I love the paint skins and your paint top pickings too! Great finishing touch wth the loose journalling, haven't done that for a while so watch this space and Thanks for the inspiration! Thank you also for your support of my theme at Art Journal Journey! Hugs, Chrisx

  9. Fabulous page, Alison! I never thought of using paint skins. In fact I never heard the term - lol.

    I've worked so hard to improve my handwriting and do faux calligraphy that now I find it impossible to do messy journaling that's just for design and venting, but not meant to be read. I love this page!

    Hugs, Eileen

  10. A gorgeous page.
    xxx Hazel.

  11. Fabulous journal page love all the stamping and messy journaling
    Carol x

  12. fantastic artsy page,loved so much,dear alison.
    happy week.

    hugs jenny

  13. Wonderful page! I love all the details that you created with the paints, papers and doodles and your messy journalling around the teabag looks like frilly petals of a flower - perfect 😁. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are enjoying your week! J 😊 x


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