Relax!

hadn’t played in my Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia journal for a while … I picked two pages that I had already monoprinted back when I took Julie Prichard’s Super Nova on line Journal class … great fun!


my “before” pages

and here are the after …

the bird image on the left hand page is from the back of a greeting card … much too good to waste … random bits of paper from my work table … the word Relax! popped out at me after I’d glued it to the page …

“Voice and Expression” came with the neat diagram …I really did not want to cover up too much of my background and favorite colors …

paints … gesso … rubber stamped lines using Brilliance Moonlight White … one of the best white stamp inks I have foundanother K&Company 3D sticker … this time a dragonfly … on sale at Michael’s just now … Mr Magpie thought I’d outdone myself making the bee and the dragonfly … I like to fiddle but did not have to in this case 😉 …

now what will I ever do with these monoprinted pages in my journal … so not my usual colors … they will make a good challenge!

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” ~Sydney J. Harris

24 responses to “Relax!

  1. Marilyn Rock

    Patty; your journal pages are wonderful! I love your choice of collage elements with these really cool backgrounds! Have a great day! xxoo

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  2. Marvelous! Fantastic! The blues are sooooo you!!! (and the last page-colours are sooooo me! Red and orange… think of me while making this page and you’ll manage!!! I still have a page in my mind using something you said a while ago on my blog… I hope to find time to work on it this week – I’ll let you know when I finish it and put it on my blog and you will recognize it as “coming from you” then. (I hope! That’s the intention)

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  3. So relaxing….. well, yes, those last two pages are going to be a challenge. Can’t wait to see what you do.

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  4. Love your pages, Patty. So inspiring. I’m with Marit on the red & orange pages…more my colors. Took a look at Julie’s website & may just have to sign up for one of her online classes. Thanks for even more inspiration.

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  5. Hei Patty! So beautiful pages!!! You inspire me!
    Hugs
    Oxana

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  6. Beautiful, soothing, relaxing blues, Patty! Gorgeous pages! Thanks for the tip on the Brilliance White. So difficult to find a good white ink that really works. I’m with Marit and Linda and LOVE what will be your ‘challenge’ pages. Just think of things that give you joy, and the pages will fill themselves!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  7. The blue/green pages are very beautiful! Hope your week will be happy 🙂

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  8. So so beautiful pages Patty.
    Awesome work as always. Love them.

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  9. Fab colours and great designs, there. Love the blue background – that’s my favourite type of artwork. Gorgeous, as ever, dear Patty!
    Wish you a wonderful week!

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  10. Beautiful pages ! Love the background as well.

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  11. These pages are enticing, drawing the viewer into the colour. Lovely Patty.

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  12. Luscious colors dancing on your page…tomorrow I am collaging with an 11 year old artist…woohoo! Imagine and live in peace…. I am already drinking my green tea with pomengranite (Spelling) Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  13. These colors are SOOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL! I totally understand why you didn’t want to cover them up! 🙂 I don’t know if I’ve ever told you but….my FAVORITE color is BLUE!! 🙂

    I must do some journalling!!! TIME please stand still around me so I have time to do some ART!! PLEASE!! 😉
    Hugs, Ashlyn

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  14. Really chilled out feeling for me -YEA!!!
    I’m one for relaxing and blues and greens give that feeling!
    Seriously, Patty these are lovely pages.
    How do you do so many things at once?
    At the mo I’ve got two classes on the go – thats enough for a newbie like me.
    Have fun
    Shane

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  15. Wonderful pages, very soothing colour combination; and you’ve left a white space, something I really struggle with.

    The next pages should be interesting, all that colour is scary – in a nice kind of way 🙂

    Cheers
    Nigel

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  16. Hi ya Patti! Super journal spread! It is so hard when you love the background and don’t want to cover it! ;0 Your elements really came together on this one, love those dots. Thanks for the tips on the sale and the white pad. I would love for you to join the linky party I’m hostessing on my blog. Just click and follow the links. You simply need to insert the specific blog post with your journal page and the linky magic machine will do the rest. Fun and easy!
    xx,
    Autumn

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  17. The colors are great…love what you did with them. Isn’t working with scraps the best! Can’t wait to see what you do with the next monoprint.

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  18. Patty, Patty, Patty – those background pages are to-die for. EXCELLENT. You are such a good girl – I just like to pay for online workshops and not attend – must go back to my childhood! LOL Now, moving on, the layout is so great – love the dragonfly! You done good, really really good! Hugs

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  19. i’m not sure you have to do anything with it except just look at it and smile! it is simply dazzling. the colors just pop, they’re so dynamic. love the words, gesso use, dragonfly — all of it!

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  20. These monoprinted pages are so wonderful. I think they could stand all by themselves without ever having to add another thing to them. Beautiful play with color…!

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  21. they are just lovely soft pages Patty, i dont like covereing up rwally nice backgrounds either… i have some butterflies and bees by the same company,. They are just beautiful arent they…?

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  22. are those white stamps? they look fab!!! lovely page and yes RELAX; love this word…..

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  24. I dont know how you do all this. I wish I had half the creativity

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