Hi art friends.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been enamoured with Dyan Reavely’s videos on YouTube.

I recently purchased her large journal and went to town making background pages using Dylusions spray inks, Distress Stains, and stencils.

What I enjoy about this technique is the speed at which backgrounds are made. It took me a couple of weekend afternoons to create backgrounds on more than half of the pages.

It’s quite satisfying, between making backgrounds and using the supplies on hand. Plus, it meets my page-filling need.

Here are three of the pages. I followed Dyan’s basic instructions inks, although sometimes I used 2 or 4 inks (the 4th being white), 3 stencils, and her ghosting technique.

It was more difficult, but not impossible to get the ghosting technique using the Distress Stains but it was harder to get the colors to run and blend together.

I enjoyed the randomness of both her spray inks and the Distress Stains. The two inks worked nicely together.

I tried the technique on different types of paper. Although I’m still undecided about the paper in her journal, it does work best for this ink technique.

I’ll post more photos as I complete pages.

Happy creating!