I am still working on the journal page mentioned in my last post. I was hoping to have it finished before now but it is still sitting on my desk. I have been working on the girl but I still have to finish the little dog and the umbrella. So here is a little taster.
You may notice that she is leaning over a little. This is because when I originally sketched her, the idea was that she was bracing herself against the wind. You can just see her umbrella blowing away. I am not sure now that it fits in with the background but never mind.
My latest journal page has the usual stenciling and stamping but I thought that I would try out a technique that I haven't done for a while.
The image was from The Graphics Fairy and I transferred the image from an ink-jet print using Gesso.
I painted the page with Gesso and applied the image face down and burnished the back using a bone folder. Then I gently peeled away the paper leaving the image behind. (If parts of the paper won't come away easily then you can gently rub it away with a wet finger.)
I like the effect you get when the image doesn't transfer completely. I finished it off with a piece of washi tape showing little birds on a wire.