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Wednesday, 19 June 2013

WOYWW - Mop ups

(Look up to the sticky post above for blog candy details ^)

Well hello there. It's Podgy here this week to show you WOOW, okay so I changed the original acronym to fit my pawposes, but if you would like to know what the actual acronym means, have a looky here to see the fabulous Julia's website, where we all get to nose around other crafters' desks. it's fab, fun and addictive.
So, what is on the bears' desk this week? Well, remember Horace using the art journal for his misty mop ups? I thought I'd help lighten his creative load by taking this background off his overloaded paws and decorating it in my own furry style.

We bought some Paperartsy Grunge paste from a fab new (to us) store called The Craft Boutique.

I thought I should try it out, so I mixed it with a little green acrylic paint
and spread it onto the journal through a mask.

I repeated the above with purple paint

Pressing both the negative and positive sides of the stencil into the journal, to pawduce different effects.

Ooh grungy indeed

Wilbear says we must clean as we go along, so I told Cedric that if he rubbed the palette and masks hard enough, a genie might just appear and grant him 3 wishes.

Meanwhile, I caught up on some much needed napping.

Once I was suitably refreshed from my artistic endeavours. I carried on crafting. I added a sentiment to the page, which has been going through my furry mind since recent horrific events in Beartain.

A close up? You say? Okay.... Gorgeous eh?

The journal is not too bad either!!

Ooh, before you go, have you seen this month's challenge at The House of Bears? This month we have quotes again, do take a look if you like a just for fun, literary based challenge, you don't even have to have read the book to join in. Look here for all the details.
With love from the bears


  1. Good morning gorgeous -ha ha -love the way you are so modest Podgy. Great quote and artwork, looks like you got some great textures with that grunge paste. Think I must need my glasses cleaned as couldn't see you on the WOYWW list today. Happy WOYWW and love to all the bears.. Gill x #89

  2. Morning Bears! Fab, Fab, FAB journal pages - LOVING that grunge paste - and the colours you've used really suit the look. Brilliant. MMx #70

  3. Super mop-up page and great effects with the stencil and paint and paste. Thanks for stopping by my desk this week BJ#55

  4. WEll Podgy - you have made a super job of that journal page.
    Love your close up!
    Thanks for visiting me earlier - Hugs, Neet xx 16

  5. Happy WOYWW. Loving your use of the grunge paste - and your close up. Ali x #79

  6. Cool - but oh dear - how did you manage to keep your paws from getting mucky?? I do love the pages. I'd need a nap too after all that creating.

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (19)

  7. Fabulous pages and Podgy you are just soooo darn cute. :-)
    IKE xxxx

  8. the journal pages look great, bears - and isn't grunge paste great stuff!! Happy WOYWW Helen, 31

  9. Grunge paste ..., wow you bears are so cleaver think I need to find out more about this

  10. I so love popping in here each week to see what the Bears are up to. Love that journal page, pity I can't touch the grunge paste to experience the texture. I think all of the Bears are so talented.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 25

  11. How clever you bears are with the paints and the Grunge Paste! Lovely journal pages. And the clearing up - well, you've got that off to a fine art! Wish I could persuade one of the magpie brood that genies appear if you rub messes hard enough! Have a beary creative week! Julie Ann xx #68

  12. Oh Podgy, your journal tunred out paw-riffic!
    Thanks for the earlier visit to Betsy, she loves your comments.
    Krisha #4

  13. I haven't used my new grunge paste yet. You have got some great results. Have a good day. Francesca #44

  14. Good evening Podgy! The is an amazing journal page that you have made there and I love the close up of your gorgeous face! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#137)

  15. great page and even better sentiment

    Gill x

  16. That's a lovely journal page. Love your grungy background and the sentiment.
    Have wonderful week, Happy WOYWW. xx

  17. Hi Bears - a frenzy of colour today = love how you make it all work together ! Thanks for stopping by ! Ali x #36

  18. What a fabulous grungy (and grunge pasty) page spread... the colours are so cool!
    Alison x

  19. Not the least camera shy are you, Podg? :) Very nice journal page you have paw-napped away from Horace. Do hope you enjoyed the bearnap. Yes, unfortunately the diet Pepsi had to be dumped and a new fesh one poured later this morning. Aaahhhh now that's good caffeine. Thanks for pawzing at my blog. :) hugs to all the bears. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #3

  20. Aw Podgy, your journal page is gorgeous but you are just as gorgeous. Poor little Cedric, falling for that trick. Great grungy colours you have there.
    Have a beary good week.
    Von #27

  21. Hi Guys
    wow your playing with grunge paste has been fantastic I am loving your journal pages. Not to sure on your way of cleaning up is that really fair?
    have a great WOYWW and enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #47

  22. what a fab post and love the work with the grunge paste well done bears on finding a new supply for your crafty goodies and love the result on journal too very delicious ... thanks for popping over and happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #29

  23. Hello handsomes! Well, you may not have intended to, but I think you just sold me the grunge paste!

  24. Hello bears! Thank you for showing us your paw-geous grunge pages. Furry-tastic!
    Happy WOYWW
    Karen #131 xx


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