Get Messy | Season of Magic | Week 5

I went crazy with abstract style backgrounds this week. I love playing with acrylics – now that I have found some that don’t stick the pages together when I’m finished working on them. I’m convinced it was the paint brand I was using that caused that issue. I’d love to hear if anyone has any other theories on that though.

This first layout was based on a prompt about family traditions – and being Christmas, it had to be Santa photos. Santa photos were always a tradition in my family, but my kids however did not like Santa at all. I have one Santa photo and that is it.

Season of Magic | Week 5

And next a script based page with lots of journalling.

Season of Magic | Week 5

I also made a couple of layouts just because – no prompts, just ad libbing. My favourite mediums, magazine pages, tissue paper and paint. 15 minutes tops.

Season of Magic | Week 5

Season of Magic | Week 5

Last but not least I played with stamps and gelatos, and my fingers are still blue – oops. Maybe I should blend with a brush instead of my fingers. All in the name of Get Messy though.

Season of Magic | Week 5

Season of Magic | Week 5

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  1. Deb Baker 17 December 2015

    These are all wonderful! I’m looking forward to making some layouts of Christmas traditions. I also have had problems with acrylic paints sticking the pages together. What did you end up using?

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    • tanyaleekahler@hotmail.com 17 December 2015

      I am using Jo Sonja’s paints now and they don’t seem to stick together. But I had a thought that maybe its the paper too – when I use a recycled cotton journal they stick, but moleskins don’t.

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  2. Julia 17 December 2015

    Oh tlee, you’ve done it! Managed to create personal pages that aren’t sickly sweet or scrapbooky.. You’ll be my new muse from now on! 🎉

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  3. Kate 17 December 2015

    Black red and white background is so festive! I love the pages!

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  4. Torrie 18 December 2015

    Amazing as always Tlee! LOVE those backgrounds! I love smearing acrylic around too 🙂 I’ve found that acrylic with less gloss seems to stick WAY less. The more gloss in the paint, the more it wants to stick to other pages. My cheap craft acrylics don’t give me any trouble, although they aren’t my favourite in terms of usability.

    Anyways, I loved all your pages especially the first one! And that wreath is also so lovely. 🙂

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    • Tanyalee 18 December 2015

      Good point Torrie, the Jo Sonja’s paints I use now are matte.

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  5. Katie Smith 18 December 2015

    your backgrounds are gorgeous!!

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