Monday, 5 June 2017

Hair, circles and some faux Washi


5th of June already - I seem to have a lost a few days while continuing working in the garden - well except Saturday which was Daves birthday so we had a lazy day - mmmm - except for the birthday boy who does all the cooking ( it's what he loves to do, so who am I to complain? ha ha) and even though it was a hot day again Dave fancied roast lamb and that's what we had :)

But I did fit in some time to make this A5 page which I am linking to MM&M for 'hair' theme and to AJJ 'circles' which is Rosies new theme for June.
I used a mix of acrylic paint and Neocolor 2's. Used end of bottle caps and black mister ink for circles. Large fancy circle journal stamp from a set of 4 journal stamps by Stampology and words were TH Idealogy stickers.

A couple of weeks ago I got some tape to make some Washi tape but on opening package I was disappointed to find it had writing over it. Last week I saw two posts from Beo and  June  who  had both made fantastic tapes themselves. Inspired by their results I thought I'd try the 'duff' tape and see if it was still usable.... this is my first attempt... but I have since bought some plain tape.

I stuck some strips of the tape onto black Teflon oven liner - this is what I have used for years as a craft sheet before craft sheets were more easily obtainable.

I didn't try anything fancy on this occasion and mainly just used acrylic paint and made a few marks with ends of brushes etc. .. the second one I stamped on with an owl from a set of birds from 'The works'.
I haven't peeled the 'faux Washi' off the sheet yet and I have a feeling I should have transferred them onto another sheet before they dried completely as there might be some unwanted paint attached at the sides.
Will definitely be trying this again and making different patterns as it was fun.
thanks for stopping by,
hope your day has been good.
Gill x


  1. Your face turned out so beautiful - and her hair is specially amazing !
    Happy belated birthday to your Dave Gill! Roast lamb sounds fantastic!
    Thank you for such a beautiful entry to Art Journal Journey and Moo Mania & More! Much appreciated!! The selfmade tapes look super... I always want to make some for me as well..but never did yet - just 2 small stripes moons
    But they come so handy - you will see!
    I always buy washi tape when it is for little money at the discounter or so.. having it at hand is so useful for layering!
    I am completely recoverd again - thank you for your nice wishes on my blog !

    oxo Susi

  2. Wonderful tapes you made I haven't tried that yet.

    Great page with a very serene face--love the hair as well

    Belated birthday wishes to the chef--I have one of those as well.

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Wow, a wonderful journal page. Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE and for sharing your art to ART JOURNAL JOURNEY.

  4. what a lovely page for AJJ and fab looking washi tapes too!

  5. The hand-made washi tapes look great! It will be interesting to see how they work when peeled off. I especially like the purple and white one. By the way, I use baking parchment, I don't know if it the same idea as the black Teflon stuff.
    That's certainly a hair-do and the hair's a great colour. I like her face and earrings too - those lips! - and it's a great background.
    Be careful going into the garden, people here have been known to go out to do some gardening in April and we haven't seen them again till September.

  6. Its a wonderful page for AJJ , I loved the colour of your beautiful ladies hair.
    It was good to read about your washie tape experiments and a good tip to use an oven sheet.
    Belated Birthday wishes to your hubby , roast lamb sounds good to me.
    Yvonne xx

  7. Your lady has gorgeous hair. What a beautiful mix of colors. Glad you had a nice meal for the hubby's birthday- and even better he wanted to cook it. And fun washi tape. :) Hugs-Erika

  8. The red hair lady looks fantastic! I adore your textured background with circles round and round, and even the ear rings are circles! The color harmony of the whole page is amazing!
    Those beautiful washi-tapes you can't buy anywhere, they are so ingenious!
    Love Rike x

  9. Your long haired lady is a beauty. My hair would never grow that long, even if I tried. You have made her so beautiful, though. I like that you combined two challenges, too.

    I've made faux washi tape before using some double sided tape that doesn't really stick. Yours is far more beautiful than mine. I was totally impressed and inspired.

  10. Love the journal page, that lady sure has a lot of hair! Good that you were able to enjoy a nice meal, lucky you that hubby cooks! Great washi tapes, too, have fun with them, hugs, Valerie

  11. Nice tapes! But your red haired Lady looks gorgeous and the soft coloured background too. I love it.

  12. Wishing Dave a very Happy belated Birthday! Roast lamb is a great choice and a favourite of mine too. It's great that he loves cooking, I seem to remember Dave baked you brownies the other week too 😀. Your page is lovely, great idea to use the bottle caps for the circles and your ladies red hair is beautifully shaded. Wow, making your own washi tape is impressive and sounds so much fun too. Enjoy your week! J 😊
    p.s. The weather is the same here so no tandem rides today otherwise we may take off like Mary Poppins ... lol ... wouldn't that be fun 😉. Have fun! J x

  13. wonderful this page!
    The background color is very beautiful and the woman is painted sweet!
    Greetings Elke

  14. wonderful page.
    beaufiful background.

  15. What a gorgeous face and dreamy background you created! And I love the words you used, too. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


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