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Thursday, 7 November 2013

Play time revealed

Hello there, following on from yesterday's mess, I thought you might like to see playtime in process. I was creating a page in the small art journal, and I texted the cub to ask which medium she thought I should use for the background. She suggested Watercolour crayons and I complied. I started by applying purple crayon through our fab new mask that we won in our blog candy.

I scrubbed some crayon over

The swiped it through with a bearby wipe. I then smooshed the stained wipe over the blank bits on the page to disperse the excess colour.

I ripped up some pages of text from Alice in Wonderland and glued them on with golden matt medium

I wanted to use this image, which we've had for a while but not yet used. I coloured her with the Spectrum Noir pens, does anyone else find these pens a bit of a disappointment? Some of ours are very dry, despite little use and being stored correctly. Anyway, I used the colours that still worked, then decided to place the image on the right hand side of the journal.

My page needed some extra background decoration, so I added some stamping, this time trying a new, more random technique, I call this the nose press.

Here's the background before the corrugated card was glued down. I rubbed yellow watercolour crayon between the white space of the mask for added interest and colour.

Of course, to a bear more is more, so I spritzed some Dylusions through an alphabet stencil.

And again but with some purple dylusions.

Eventually I added a stamped word, which I shall embellish into a quote as soon as I find one, I want it to represent the bears' struggles to find a balance with studies, art, illness and resting enough.

With love from the bears


  1. Wonderful background and a great reminder for me that I have some water crayons--hardly used :(

    Love Chrissie x

  2. That's a great effect. I love your new stencil.


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