Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Art Journal a Summery Page

My page this time uses stencils, chalk paints, watercolours and stamping to create a whimsical garden.  Inspired by the sun pouring through the windows this morning, I'm reminded that warmer weather is hopefully on the way and with it flowers in all their glorious technicolour splendour.

 I started by stencilling the large lilac flowers and hearts using JOFY Fresco Finish chalk paint in Amethyst, then used the brush sideways in a dry brush technique to create the rough lines across the page.
Next I mixed some watercolour paint and added the stems, leaves and other details such as the darker purple to the flowers, dots to the hearts and yellow tufts of grass.  Once all the paint was dry I stamped the butterflies and sentiments using StazOn black ink.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Art Journal

I'm sharing a double page today featuring one of my favourite Tim Holtz stamps.  It's a very versatile stamp and for me it represents my art and craft philosophy.  It certainly captures all the random thoughts I've had for new projects lately.  So many ideas in fact I've started noting them down but how many ever get off the ground is another matter.  Anyway on with the journal pages.

On the left I've used the stamp in its entirety but on the right I masked out the words I didn't want in order to create a different phrase.
I worked on both pages simultaneously and started by using a diamond stencil and white texture paste on the left hand page then switching to silver texture paste.  When this was dry I flicked Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Mist in Patina and Antique Rose across sections of each page.
I used the end of the spray tube from inside the bottles to draw scribbly lines around the pages, then dropped pools of colour and blew these across the texture paste.
On this page I stamped the selected words onto white tissue paper and used Mod Podge to stick this over the silver texture paste, brushing a little gesso around the edges and over some of the paste. A few more flicks of Cosmic Shimmer over the stamping completed the pages.