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Who Are You – a journal page by Karen Knight

Hi Everyone!
Karen here with you again today, and it seems as though I’m still having a few technical issues with youtube, so I don’t have a video to share with you today.  I still have a wonderfully “distressed” journal page to share with you though.
This one is a little different for me.. it has colour. yes you read right, I’ve used some very not vintage colours! I love how it has turned out, and still think it looks very me!
  I started by picking a few different colours of Distress Paint and  one colour Dylsuions Ink spray and put  down my first layer. Lots of inky painty fingers with this one.. I just swiped , sprayed and rubbed things here and there until I was happy!
Next I pulled out some Tim Holtz layering stencils and added in another layer, using a couple of different Distress paint colours.
Another layer, with some stamped images using one of my original colours of paint that I used in my very first paint layer. I also added in some random  swipes of black distress paint at this stage as well as a few tiny pieces of torn Tim Holtz tissue tape and left my background to dry.
While I was waiting patiently for my paint to dry, I fussy cut around a Tim Holtz Found Relative and  did a little reading of some old book pages, cutting out a few words that I might like to use on my page.
Using some gel medium I stuck my Found relative in place along with my chosen words, and added some  doodling and a smudged shadow using a distress marker around my elements.
Lastly I added in a few Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs and I was done..
It’s  very different for me, as I usually run a mile when someone mentions colour, But I love how its turned out, why not put yourself a little out of your comfort zone and try a colour combination you would normally shy away from with your next journal page.. you never know, you may just find you really love it!
Products Used:
Distress Paint – Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Picket Fence, Black Soot, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Tumbled Glass
Dylusions Ink Spray – Vibrant Turquoise
Layering Stencil – Bubble – Tim Holtz Collection
Remnant Rubs – Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Found Relatives – Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Tissue Tape – Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Gel Medium – Dina Wakley Media


1 thought on “Who Are You – a journal page by Karen Knight”

  1. Haha. Love your comment about running from color. The beauty of the Tim Holtz colors is that they seem to just get there and then stop. So it’s easier to play with color (I think). Love the finished product. The words made me stop and think a bit.


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