October 13, 2015

Don't be scared to be alone

Hello mixed media friends! 
Today I'm sharing a page on my black journal Ι created for Mixed Media Place. 
The purpose of this journal-book is to keep all the inspiring quotes I find on internet. I always try to make flat pages because I want to keep it thin, as it has quite a lot pages to fill in... 

This time I used silks, primary elements, 3D Gloss Gel, two stencils, two knitted flowers, a photo and black permanent pen with white paper to write the quote: 
Don't be scared to be alone. Don't be scared to like it. 
People say that artist are lonely creatures who love being alone with their thoughts and making art. Well, I think some times we all need to be alone for a while, even just to hang out with ourselves, at least that is something I love to do very often.

I found this photo on Pinterest. While printing my photo, I didn't notice that the black ink of the printer was finished. I was very disappointed  when I saw the printed photo looking not right.  Nonetheless, after a while I had some second thoughts about it... The photo didn't look bad anymore, instead it looked to me very very interested, so I decided to use it as it was :)

To create the background, first I made a custom paste with the 3D Gloss Gel Finnabair Art Basics and the Sunflower silk and used it with the rhombus stencil.  When it was dry, I used the script stencil with the Guatemala Green silk and let it dry. After that, I used the Iridescent Green and Gold silks with the old credit card. I think that iridescent paints are the best choice for dark background. They shine beautifully and create a unique effect on your projects! When the paints were all dry, I glued the photo and the white pieces of paper with the handwritten quote.

Last thing to do was to glue two small knitted flowers to give a little bit of dimension to the composition. I spread some Black Emerald primary element on them and also on some desired spots of the page. I sprayed them with water and just let the magic happen :)

(In the photo above you can see my little friend keeping company to me while I was taking the photos lol - I always take my photos outside because of the better light)

***all products by Mixed Media Place store


With this page I'm playing at Fashionable Hobbies challenge 'My favorite Material'
Iridescent silks are my favorite ever product to use when I'm working on my black journal. They shine so beautifully and I think they are the best choice for dark background!


I hope you got some ideas today on how to use colors on dark surface.
Till next time,
Have a lovely crafty day!


  1. I love, love seeing your black journal pages. This page is beautiful - I love the photo and the fact that your printer ran out of black ink makes it look even more perfect for the page - it's as if she is sitting in an old dark stairwell with the only light from her computer and she looks quite content. I need to jump in and work in my black journal - can't seem to step there yet.

  2. Οι σελίδες του journal σου ειναι παντα πολυ εντυπωσιακές! Μπράβο!


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