Monday, February 11, 2013


This month's theme for the Journal Junkies group (which meets on the second Monday of each month at Bizzy B) was "fugly". This is a slang word for something that is not just ugly, it's f---ing ugly.

I find a lot of designs I see in fashion magazines (which I rarely read but occasionally flip through in a waiting room when nothing else is available) fall into this category so I picked one up in the laundry room of my apartment building recently and had no trouble finding several outfits to fit the bill for this journal page.

First I layered a number of different types of decorative washi tape on my page (as you can see, I have quite a collection!) then covered it with a thin layer of gesso.

Next I added different colours of acrylic paint. I forgot that pink and green mix to make a muddy brown but didn't worry when it happened a bit, since that could only improve my "fugly" page. :)
The next layer was more paint using the Crafters Workshop "boulders" stencil.

then I added the Impressions Obsessions "Scratches" stamp around the edges, the model images and the text.

Is it fashion or is it fugly? You be the judge!


Anonymous said...

Fun! Love the fugliness.

Jane Perala said...

Great page!