Riding the exercise bike to retreat!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Grungy Monday Week 2 Resist

It's Grungy Monday, Week 2. If you want to have some fun hop on over to Linda Ledbetter's blog at Studio L3 and join us each week as we try another wonderful Tim Holtz technique. You will have a blast.
I had to improvise a little this week and after taking about 25 pictures from different angles this was the best I could get and you still can't see the technique very well. Sigh....... I tried matte gel medium on the left and embossing powder on the right. Both came out a little different, but I do like them. Still need to get some liquid medium and try again though.
I started with the little town on the edge TH die cut out of craft foam. After stamping on dictionary paper and drying I doodled around the little houses with a fine black pen. Then I shuffled through my Citra Solv backgrounds (another fun technique using Citra Solv cleaner and National Geographic Magazines--AWESOME!) and found one I wanted to use my resist towns on. I added some swirly Broken China stickles in the sky and my Van Gogh title. This is a journal page in one of my PAO sister's journal.
Enjoy the week end all!


  1. ooh la la.......this really turned out great :)

  2. I can see the resist. It looks terrific and your background is awesome. I haven't been able to find Citra Solv but I have used "never dull" on magazine pages. It takes layers of the ink off..Happy Sunday...Donna

  3. Terrific journal pages Rachelle, so loving all the mottled colours. Have a great week, Annette x

  4. Rachelle, this is truly an "ooh la la" work of art! That background is incredible! The GM02 resist technique is beautiful and subtle and just right, and it's cool to see the different effects you achieved using the multi medium vs. the embossing powder. I love it, and I'm completely inspired to try some Citra Solve art!

  5. Really nice page! maybe I will get to see it IRL.

  6. Wowza, was terrific work. Your grunge looks like real metal.