here is a glimpse at something I am working on in my art journal.
I love the texture in the background. Some of the paint is from the Gelli Plate, and you can just feel the ripples of paint. Yummy!
I am so excited to be hosting this fabulous retreat with my friends Dyan and Dina
I hope you can join us
A couple of weeks ago I started working on this page in my Moleskine journal
I colored the background with NeoColor II crayons over white gesso and stamped the girl stamps onto dictionary paper and old maps. One of the dresses is from a Gelli Print. The border is also from some Gelli Prints that I had previously done on Deli Paper. About a week later I added some rub ons. That is one of the fun things about working in multiple journals, you can always go back and add a little more to each page while you are waiting for another page to dry.
Supplies Used: Neocolor II Crayons, Dina Wakley’s Stamps set – Scribbly women & Textures, Dina Wakleys Stencil – Affirmations, Black & White Gesso, Rub Ons – Tim Holtz
This was a clean up page on my large Dylusions Journal that just came together by itself.
The blue in the background was a stencil clean up from a previous page and the black silhouettes were a Dylusions Stencil clean up of Distress Paint. It was just a serendipitous accident, I added a little teal and lime colored NeoColor II crayons to add some more color to the background and then added the words using a combination of handwriting and 7 Gypsies stamps with Archival Ink.
and of course here is a close up:
This is a Journal Page using Dylusions Inks for the background.
I used the new Rebekah Meier Stencil from The Crafters Workshop, I love all of Rebekah’s stencils in this release. I once was fortunate to look through one of her fabric books, what a stunning piece of work.
This is in my large Dylusions Journal, the sprays work fabulously on this paper. They are so vibrant and Dyan Revealey’s ghosting technique works wonderfully.
Here are a couple of close ups
I think color changes everyone’s world.
I love vintage pieces and natural patinas but, there is something fun just working with bright vibrant colors, it just makes you a different kind of happy.
Last year at Everything Scrapbook & Stamps we got the new Hero Arts Neon Daubers
I made this Art Journal page with 3 of the ink colors above and allowed the inks to blend together to get some custom colors on the background. Once dry they are permanent.
The brushes were stamped onto map paper and the “world” was cut with a die.
The letters were a variety of letter stencils from the Crafters Workshop. I used Inktense pencils to color the word “Color” and black gesso to paint the other words. When I have black words on a page I tend to use Black Gesso as I like flat color instead of the reflective quality of most paints.
All stamp images are from Impression Obsession.
Here are some close up images of the page.
I am Art Journaling again, this time I am working on a clean up page in my large Dylusions journal.
If you haven’t done any clean up pages, you really should try it, it can yield some fabulous results.
Here is how you do it:
Whenever you are using a stencil and it is dirty, wipe off the ink or paint onto another page using a wet wipe . . . . . or stamp the rest of the ink off a stamp you are using (before you clean it) on the page or wipe the excess paint off your paintbrush, run your journal through the leftovers on your craft sheet. It yields varied results and at some point in time you add other media on top of it and you can make some interesting pages.