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Monday, 24 December 2012

Here we go a wassailing........!

Blessed Midwinter/Yule/Christmas to all my Blogging Buddies :D
This is the final double spread in my large Diary Journal, so it seemed only fitting to do a self portrait :D
This time I just added a layer of white gesso to the pages, before sketching with water-blendable pencils.

It was just going to be me...but this group of happy lunatics just leaped out of the page and insisted we sing and dance :D



...and I have to say...they really cheered me up :D

Next, just used water and a small brush to blend the pencil, which immediately intensified the colours...

and then added a wintery background of soft pink and blue pearlescent paint.

Blue pen to highlight and outline, as black seemed too harsh for this happy page :D

And my page is a happy shimmery midwinter gathering of Wassailers, dancing and singing (and drinking Cornish Mead) :D

Enjoy :D XXX
This is a great traditional version of the Wassailing song by the Watersons
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggkJTKqboIY


Blessed be :D XXX
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12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous hun loving the colours!

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  2. Love those pages Gina!
    Hugs xx

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  3. Love this! Happy holidays.

    Love and Light,
    Jan

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  4. Lunatics always make life better. Now I want to dance, so go ahead and pass the hat!

    Happy, happy, happy Yuletide, my beloved Gina!

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  5. FANTASTIC, you're really a great artist. These pages are great.
    Happy holidays :)

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  6. Great Gina!! Love it!!! All the best and many blessings for the holiday season ;o)

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  7. Gina, what a fabulous job! I love the colors as well as the texture! Thank you for joining us at Inspiration Avenue this week! Hope to see your art more often...
    Hugs and Happy Holidays!
    Beth P IA Designer

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  8. Great job! Such a happy gathering!
    Happy holidays!!

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  9. Enjoyed your pages so much. You look fabulous is that head dress! Enjoy your Cornish mead -- good stuff! :o) hugs, Donna

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  10. Oh, I love it Gina! This journal of yours was quite fascinating to watch. :) Happy Holidays! :)

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  11. Hi Gina Loving your journal pages so much work Have a wonderful new year hun xx

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  12. Gina, thank you for sharing your journal pages! I always love when people share part of their process as well.

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