Journaling ~ The Eyes See

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I love layering stamps and stencils, and had fun making this page for my journal. After I'd made the page with inks and paints, I added some heavy gloss gel through Tim Holtz's Eye Chart stencil.  It goes on white… and dries clear.  Love that “eyes see” stamp ~ it's a PaperArtsy Mini.  

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  1. kate on May 10, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    I love the warm colors showing through and all your stenciling. Such a beautiful page!

  2. [email protected] Diller on May 3, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Just love you project – the colors are fabulous. By the way, your photo on the Curiosity Crew page is priceless!

  3. Pam Hooten on May 2, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Great journal page, you’re like me, I love using stencils in my journaling.
    Pretty colors too!
    Thanks for joining us in the Inspiration Journal monthly challenge!

  4. Lynne Moncrieff on April 29, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    The most amazing depth. I am sure that each time I looked at this I would spy something new.

  5. Buttons (Jenny Marples) on April 29, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Great drama and depth of design Marjie. I do love your journalling style. Jenny x

  6. Caroline Duncan on April 28, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    You’ve created another stunning journal page!! fantastic colors and the extra texture from the clear paste is great.

  7. Sue Kment on April 27, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Thanks for joining us for our April Challenge at Inspiration Journal-My Favorite Things!

    Such a gorgeous creation-wonderful colors as well!

    ♥ Sue Kment

  8. Gigi Black on April 27, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    I LOVE all those layers. It has such a flow to it. Great job!

  9. Caroline on April 26, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Great layers & I “need” that stamp, love PaperArtsy minis :))

  10. Nikki Acton on April 26, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I adore your marbling – the colours are amazing . Nikki x

  11. Silvia on April 24, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    A great page, love the color combination.

  12. Sherri Scott on April 24, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Nice job love the layers- I’m a stamper and learning how to incorporate my stamps in mixed media

  13. Wanda Hentges on April 24, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Very cool, Marjie!!!!

  14. Anita Houston on April 24, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I love the letters underneath it all…cool effect! The colors and stenciling are wonderful Marjie!

  15. Alison on April 24, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Brilliant page Marjie! I love your background, & that PA mini is one of my favorites too.
    Alison xx

  16. Mo,nica on April 24, 2014 at 1:17 am

    I know I keep on repeating myself. But this piece is just fantastic. Love your color choices, the depth you achieved due to your layering. And yes that eyes see stamp is something very useable. Would love that too. Thank you for sharing your art and creativity. Just LOVE what you share. You do always inspire me !!!!
    Hugs from SPAIN….

  17. Brenda Brown on April 24, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Gorgeous art Marjie, you create so much depth and interest in your pieces and this one is particularly vibrant. I love that eye stamp too. You will be surprised at some of my posts coming up over the next few weeks as I am starting to get into the journalling and you are the source of my greatest inspiration xx

  18. Julie Tucker-Wolek on April 23, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Beautiful! LOVING the colors!!

  19. Jackie P Neal on April 23, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Love love Love your piece! Those colors are so rich and yummy! And the stamp is a fav of mine also! Total Eye candy this is! (yup, pun intended!) heehee

  20. Sandra Jessop on April 23, 2014 at 7:57 pm


  21. [email protected] on April 23, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    So much depth and beautiful rich colour!

  22. Corrine on April 23, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Ooh the heavy gell gloss looks amazing and I adore the word vision, I need to be doing alot of that now. xox

  23. Kirsten Alicia on April 23, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Fantastic page, such a great effect from the gloss gel.

  24. Astrid on April 23, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Brilliant Marjie, love this page!! That PA mini is amazing and you have used it to perfection here! Have to say, really liked the gloss gel stenciling when still white, but to have it clear is very cool too, – what do our eyes see???…. Very clever!

  25. Sally Miller on April 23, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Lovely to see this stamp, it’s been a while since I’ve seen it on any blogs :-) and some lovely layers going on there too!


  26. Corrie on April 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Love this page, all the layers are just perfect. I like that PA stamp as well and it is in my collection. You just gave me some inspiration to use it again….
    Corrie x

  27. Kay Wallace on April 23, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Love the use of that gloss gel, Marjie. This is definitely “eye candy” in my book!

  28. Ruth L on April 23, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Amazing spread Marjie, all the layers of stamps and stencils and colors, just beautiful for the eyes!

  29. Claudine Criner on April 23, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Oh wow, loving that clear effect eye chart, it’s subtle but you can see it. Really nice page Marjie!!

  30. Terry on April 23, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Oh this is gorgeous, Marjie! You gave me an idea for using the Gloss Gel, which I am sure would work just like clear EP. Love the colors and layers, GF!