Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Snail mail ... here goes

Just to satisfy Tracy aka Queenie I have photographed "step by step" the process of making this journal page.

Sorting through my craft stuff I found this cute snail from a Bang on the Door calendar from I think 2006!  I cut him out and stuck him landscape in my journal with Golden Gel Medium Semi-Gloss.


I then took a Adirondack Brights ink pad in Sunshine Yellow and stamped some on an acrylic block taking my water brush I applied the ink to the top of the page.  I found that if you spray water on the page first the ink spreads better.  Notice how the ink hasn't coloured the Gel Medium - but I quite like that.

When I had finished with the yellow I added some Adirondack Brights ink in Citrus to give the snail something to sit on.  Then taking the Copic Sketch pens in the colours below I added grass detail and went round the very edge of the snail in Y15 just to colour in some of the Gel Medium.
Once I was happy with the background I stuck down an address label that I was sent from Lindsay Ostrum Queen of the inspirational doodling handwriting.  (I've covered my address with the blue card haha! that is not a feature.)
 I added a title Snail Mail in lettering that Queenie Tracy sent me as a prize a few years ago - yet another beautiful find whilst tidying up - why do I always lose things that I put in a "safe place"? haha I outlined these to make them "pop" using a black gel ink pen.
 Next I wanted to add some text so using some Sassafras papers I cut out some wavy lines and outlined them with the same pen.  Then I positioned them and finally stuck them down with Glossy Accents
 I took the same Green Copic Sketch pen as before and dotted around every wavy line to give it some definition.

Whilst I had the Glossy Accents out I covered the title with it and made it shine and stand out.
 et voila with the date added, again using my prize from Tracy, the page is complete. 
Thanks for staying until the end.
- x -

5 comments:

Angelnorth said...

Very funky, love the way the wordingweaves through his antennae!

Hazel said...

Love your snail x

Gez said...

Just brilliant Tracey, a fantastic page to enjoy looking back on xx

Karen said...

Fabulous tutorial there Tracey! Loving the page and that snail is soooo you haha xxx

Kaz said...

Fab page Tracey, loving how you put it all together xxx