Thursday, February 28, 2013

Life unscripted a journal page

This is my latest page from my art journal.  I'd love to give you a tutorial on how it came about, but the fact is it took me over two weeks to finally get to the point of being finished!  I'd lay down a layer and then have to ponder a bit (usually a day or so) then add an other layer, well, you know how it gos if your into art journaling.  Sometimes it is more of a thought process, even if it looks like I just threw the paint and ink onto it! (which sometimes I do) I CAN tell you what I used on it: acrylics paint, gesso, modeling paste, stencils, black SstazOn ink,background stamps from Rouge Red Heads and Rubber Monger, and gold leafing....and I think that is about it.
There are two pictures because of the leafing.  It is so hard to photograph anything metallic, but the effect on this page is one that needs two photos.  This bottom one gives you the view of the ink over the leafing.  So it has two effects depending on how the light hits it.
The stamp of "Life Unscripted" is one I picked out of the dollar bin at Michael's, it seemed to fit the page, don't ya think?

Inky Hugs


  1. Love the rusty tones in your journal page, which is gorgeous! I can see the metallics! You know I am glad to hear you say how long it took, because I don't journal and am working on a page and I still am stumped! I decided that journaling is really not for me and I can honestly say, I suck at it!

  2. Oh Krisha, what a beautiful job. I love this. I will have to check out Michaels' bin more often. I just got an art sketch book at WaL-mart with thick pages. I hope that will be usable as I only had loose watercolor paper. I can't wait to start on mine. I hope I can have one half as pretty as yours.. Don't you love anything that shines? I do.

  3. Oh how awesome- I would love to see a step by step on a page like this....I am just a beginner at Art Journaling- so fun to see all of the layers, images and texture : )

  4. Beautiful layering... love the leafing, too!

  5. I love the warm colours you have used. Pondering..oh yes I ponder, and then ponder some more LOL Great page!

  6. I'm just getting into art journaling so I really appreciate your thoughts in your first paragraph. Beautiful pages!