Monday, March 11, 2013
A Journaling Weekend Double Down
So for this page I did a textured background with tissue paper.( HINT: If you're going to try this and want to use stamped images keep a smooth spot or stamp your images on the tissue paper. I did not do this) I glued down some TH Tattered flowers, the right ones are cut from a dictionary page. The ones on the right I doodled on the leaves, but the spacers and stems are melted, flattened spoons...LOL then I placed a smaller flower over the middle. The flower in the upper right corner became the sun. There is lace up the left side, ribbon scraps at the bottom, painted stems and leaves, a couple stamped butterflies, sticker letters and a cut out form the Cricut cartridge "Ornamental Iron". The background was washed with acrylic paint. The words on the flower petals say "but it is pouring rain today" I did this in a landscape and still do not know if I like the finished results., but it is on the back of a page I DO like, so I can't tear it out!! I did go back and add Tinkerbell, she had been flying around Betsy for some time and I finally nabbed her and glued her down!! LOL
Sundays journal page went quite differently. This was done in a reverse mode, doing the background LAST. I did pencil in the design first (yep, the fear gremlin keeps me from living life without and eraser LOL gotta get rid of him!) I then went over it with a black Sharpie pen. I used colored pencil on this page because it has a wax to it and would resist the washed background. Once all the color was in place I did go over some of the black areas to make them pop, the water colors tended to dull the black. Then I just doddle around on it till I liked what I had. This did take me all day to finish, cause there was some grocery shopping that had to be done and more packing and loading the trailer to be done....ya know how that gos??
More and more people are art journaling and having a hard time finding a journal that will hold up to washes of paint and ink. This is the one I stand firmly behind, as I use both sides of each page. I found them at Michael's Craft store, they run about $15.00 but I always use their 40% off coupon.
Have a GREAT week.
Here is a great link for you:
http://www.milliande.com/art-journal-january.html this has many video links and she is just facinating. I have her book marked in my favorites!!