Saturday, April 12, 2014

Mixed Media Art Journal Page - Journey

I have a new art journal that I'm really excited to start! I decided that the pages in the new journal will have a theme. It seem to be more challenging and inspiring this way. The first page is all about the journey...a fitting subject for the first page of a new journal.

I started with coloring the background with two shades of blue Gelatos. They mix very well together when you wet them a little and use a baby wipe. I added some texture to the background with dimensional paint and a stencil. I drew a few clouds with a white oil pastel.

Then I created the mountain by adding layers of tissue paper. I also added a trail with a brown oil pastel. I cut my image from an old photo and glued it on top of the mountain. I stamped some houses on white cardstock and colored them with Gelatos. I cut them and glued them to the page.

Finally I added a stamped quote. Check out the step by step video tutorial!

Have fun creating!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Having Fun with Burlap

I recently got the 6X6 Burlap Paper stack by MME and decided to play with it. I tried different materials and techniques on it and I have some conclusions.

I sprayed the first page with color sprays. I have to say the shimmer is only slightly showing because the burlap is basically a type of fabric with large holes that absorbs all the shimmer. However paper glues to it with no problems. Foe some reason burlap reminded me of vintage so I embellished all the pages with a vintage look patterned paper scraps.

The second page was stenciled with acrylic paint. I recommend using a large stencil pattern because a smaller pattern will not be visible.

The last page was sprayed and finger colored with acrylic paint. I also added more paint with Gelatos. I cut a burlap with a Large Sizzix die, which worked beautifully. However I also tried cutting the burlap with a Spellbinders die and that didn't work at all.

Make sure to watch the step by step video tutorial to see how much fun I had playing with the burlap papers and how I did all the techniques.

Have fun creating!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Pour your heart out...

Art journaling is a great way to pour your heart out. If you're feeling down or blue just start creating and a big smile will appear on your face. This art journal page is all about letting your spirit, happiness and smile shine through the dark background.

I started with creating the background with dark sprays, Gelato and stamps. I added layers of browns and black so the background will be really gloomy.
Then I tore the paper and tucked under the tears flowers I cut from a patterned paper. The flowers seem to burst through the dark cracks. I also added a shine effect with yellow Gelatos to complete the look.

I added a white and bright sentence with a white gel pen and doodles swirls and dots around it and in the letters to add to the happy feeling.

Make sure to check out the step by step video tutorial to see how I created the art journal page from start to finish.

Have fun creating!


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