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Friday, October 26, 2012

Playing in my art journal






A couple weeks ago I had gone on about using up a bunch of scrap shapes that I just toss into a large baggie.  I started randomly gluing then to a journal page, then used gesso over the whole page. I used paint and ink to add some color.  I had dumped a small box of crayons on Betsy (I have always loved NEW crayons, and just had to have a look at them LOL) So there they were just laying there so pretty and new and screaming "Use Me! Use Me!".  What was I to do? I stripped the paper off them (Oh no naked crayons!) grabbed my embossing gun and started to melt them onto my page, just through the middle.  Oooooh I liked that, looks like a rainbow puddle. Hence the sentiment written with a white out pen.

WOYWW 177 Betsy displayed a journal page all gessoed and textured, ready and waiting.  I had bought some Modeling Paste at Hobby Lobby when we were on vacation.  I used a rather thick stencil and decided I didn't care for it, so I laid a piece of paper over it and smooshed it a little (yes smooshed is the correct term for this particular technique LOL)  When I pulled he paper back up some of the modeling paste came with it, so I smooshed that back onto the journal page and got a repeat.  I sat looking at this nice white, textured page all I cold think about was Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin. ( I have NO idea what that connection was about) Out came the paints and this is the results of a morning playtime in my art journal.  The lettering was done with dimensional paint.

I can see where this modeling paste can be very addicting, it gives more dimention than just using regular gesso.
 
,This is the type I bought, guess I should have taken the price tag off it first LOL !
Until later,
Inky Hugs                                                                                                       


4 comments:

  1. Such a wow factor on those journal pages! Both are amazing! I need to pick up some of the modeling paste. I have some left over texture paste from the painting days, but it is old! Happy weekend!

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  2. love both of these! Thanks for stopping by my blog on the Gecko Galz hop!

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  3. Love your spilled rainbow! Never thought of using the dimensional paint writers on paper - duh! I'll have to try that.

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  4. Beautiful pages! Love the texture and your coloring.

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