Hi Everyone! It’s Nadya here today. I am so excited to share what I did with my Joggle Collage Sheets, and am so happy to be back with both new & older supplies! I enjoyed working with the Joggles Wonky Wood Houses so much last month, that I decided to use one again, along with some of the
Joggles Collage Sheets.
Joggles Wonky Wood House #2
Liquitex Matte Medium – 8 ounces 
Dina Wakley Media White Gesso – 4oz Jar
Caran D’Arche Neocolor II Pastels – Set Of 10
Dylusions 9×12″ Stencil – Number Jumble [DYS33998]
Dylusions Ink Spray – Bubblegum Pink
Dylusions Ink Spray – Lemon Zest
Dina Wakley Media Brush – 1/2″ Flat
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
Joggles Collage Sheets – Collage Washi Tape [JG401055]
Joggles Collage Sheets – Insects [JG401019]
Joggles Collage Sheets – Kate Greenway Characters I [JG401050]
.005 Micron Pigma Pen – Black
Other supplies: white cardstock, inkjet printer, scissors, 6B drawing pencil, punchinella or Joggles Punchinella Trio 1 stencil, ephemera (book paper, tissue paper, baggage tag etc.), wet wipes.
Here is my process:
I really like the Joggles Wonky Wood House #2 because of its size & shape so I decided to cover it with my standard stash of ephemera which I use to start canvases, or in this case, to cover the bare wood. I used very thin paper from a dictionary and aged text paper from an old book. I then chose some tissue paper and sewing pattern paper. I like to keep suitcase tags from my travels and quite often you can peel the tag apart and still use it as a sticker.
Using my Dina Wakley Media 1/2 inch flat Brush, I applied Liquitex Matte Medium over the house, randomly gluing the paper down & covering the entire house (except the bottom).
After the house was completely dry, I chose 4 Caran D’Arche Neocolor II Pastels (Yellow, Orange, Cobalt Blue, and Violet Purple) and began to scribble in large blocks of colour all over the background. Adding water and using both the brush & my fingers, I blended the colours. I really love the look of Caran D’Arche Neocolor II Pastels and while working with the wet paper, I incorporated gesso using it like paint, blending it in while the paper was still wet to create a wonderful watercolour effect.
I played with the blending and adding colour with the Neocolor II Pastels until I was satisfied with the outcome. Then I placed the punchinella down on the house and gently rubbed over the holes with a wet wipe which lifted the colour I had laid down and created cool little stencil-like circles. The same thing could be accomplished using Joggles Punchinella Trio 1 stencil. After it had dried, I scribbled on some of the sides with a thicker drawing pencil.
On the opposite side of the house, I spritzed Bubblegum Pink & Lemon Zest Dylusions Ink Sprays through the Dylusions 9×12″ Stencil – Number Jumble.
The stencil itself was still covered with the ink that did not go through the openings onto the wood. Do not get rid of this!!! I used the stencil as a
palette & with my finger, I used up the ink by applying it to different parts of the house.
I cut out the image of the mother & child from the Joggles Collage Sheets – Kate Greenway Characters I and decided to use a fitting Maya Angelou quote. I printed out the phrase & cut out each word separately. I then choose some other collage images that I thought would coordinate. I really liked the bright contrast of the background with the softer colours of the collage and didn’t want to over do it.
Using Liquitex Matte Medium, I gently applied the collage images and phrase to the house. Remember that the Dylusions sprays are water activated, so the water content in the matte medium can reactivate the ink.
After the words were completely dry, I outlined each word. Once again i let it completely dry and then coated the house with a final layer of matte medium to seal everything. Thank you for visiting today. Please, let me know what you think!