Real messy, and a lot of steps! So grab some coffee!
For my LOVE of stencils and color!
NOTE - I use a bigger page, but narrow it down with sticky paper to 18 by 25 centimeters. It gives a white edge to the art journal page. I kind of like that!
Steps picture 1.
Add a layer of gesso to the page. Leave to dry.
Cut a swirl out of magazine paper, and adhere it to your page. Leave to dry.
Dab black acrylic paint through the Sketch Grid stencil. Leave to dry.
Scribble marks on the background, I used a black pen to scribble some journaling.
Add a black edge to the swirl with a black acrylic pen.
Steps picture 2.
Sponge yellow and green acrylic paint to the background with the Harlequin stencil.
Remove the stencil.
Use the same sponge to color some areas with the same colors of acrylic paints.
Steps picture 3.
Sponge with distress ink worn lipstick over the background. Don't fill it all up.
Spray water at the top of the page and let the water run downwards on your page. It will make your distress ink run.
Leave to dry.
Steps picture 4.
Add some white gesso over the page to tone down some areas with an old credit card. Scribble in it with the edge of the card to add some texture! Leave to dry.
Adhere torn strips of tissue wrap to the left side as shown.
Add gesso with a tip to the edges of the upper part of the swirl, to accentuate the edge. Leave to dry.
Accentuate the rest of the edges of the swirl with a white acrylic marker.
Steps picture 5.
Add watered-down blue acrylic to the upper part of the swirl, and dry brush it to the edges of the page as well!
Splat some blue paint to the page.
Leave to dry.
Remove the sticky paper, see how crisp the edges of the page are now?
Steps picture 7.
Add some color to a few of the sequins with a watercolor pencil to make them pop. Doodle around the sequins and the stencilled harlequins with a white acrylic marker!
At this stage I added in writing :
" Life is... focussing on what matters ! "
Steps picture 8.
Cut out a few more sequins from the magazine page and adhere to left hand side of the page to get some balance to the page. Cover them with watered down gesso. Leave to dry. To make them pop too, see steps with picture 7.
Cover all the sequins with glossy accents to make them glossy and stand out.
Adhere 3 custom made clay buttons to the page.
Tie scrappers' floss to the holes of the buttons.
To be able to see the depth, I added a light source to photograph the page.
Look at those yummy buttons.
They were stamped into (with my own text stamp!) before the clay air dryed.
Look at all that rich color!
I LOVE the effect of the glossy accents, but look at the stencilled harlequins as well! They're awesome!
I hope you've enjoyed and go grab some stencils!
Have you seen the newest stencils from The Crafter's Workshop yet?
Next time I will be using (some of) them, so stay tuned!
The stamp of the apple blossom must be one of my favorites from the new release at Magenta. De appelbloesem stempel is een van mijn nieuwe favoriete stempels van Magenta!
The drops stamp makes a suitable background, as it's spring here in Holland:
a lot of spring showers fall from the sky...
.. and blossom flowers from the trees! They promise fruit..
The sentiment from Inkerbell says 'it's time for a party'!
De stempel met druppels vormt wel een toepasselijke achtergrond, omdat het lente is hier in Nederland: heelwat regendruppels vallen uit de lucht en ....bloesem uit de bomen! Ze beloven fruit... Tijd voor een feestje (Inkerbell Stamps)
I let the watercolors and paper do it's work. (o, yes, and the household wrap!)
I added a script in the background as the 'journaling'.
I did not use the Journal prompt on this page. Sorry, no bridge, LOL.
The flowers were drawn very lightly with pencil before filling in the background. I only had to draw them with an acrylic pen then. Easy Peasy!
I used 250 grams watercolorpaper.
I am entering this in the challenge on:
1. The Artistic Stamper - art journal 2. Stampotique designers challenge -Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue - (the watercolors are old, the text stamp is new, and it's blue all over, and ... o yes, I borrowed some foil from the kitchen)
The Journal Prompt: "Ride the energy of your own unique spirit." - Gabrielle Roth Another art journal page of approx. 18x25 cm!
The wren is (one of) my new stamp designs at Magenta. So that is what is the custom element on this page .. hope that counts. I used the word OWN from the journal prompt. The script in the background is also my own (design).
The stencil in the background of the clocks and script is from TCW!
My first ever design team post for The Crafter's Workshop! Hope you will enjoy! Maybe you would like to leave me (and other teammates) some love on the The Crafter's Workshop blog! Remember - we create for you (and for ourselves of course!)!
This is an art journal page of 18 x 25 centimeters!
Art challenge for the 9th week: Using at Least Five Layers The prompt is: Give Me a High Five *I've already done a few weeks after this one, but had to wait to post this page. I am behind, but not that far!
1st layer - use this page from leftover distress inks from craft sheet; adhere it to the page. See the torn edge at the top? 2nd layer - sponge with black distress inks over a stencil, also the script. 3rd layer - structure paste over a stencil (script) 4th layer - sponge the butterflies onto a separate piece of cardstock, in several purple distress inks, heat emboss with clear, cut out and adhere over the black sponged butterflies. 5th layer - add purple distress stickles over the seed heads and bodies of the butterflies. 6th layer - sponge the purple colors (distress inks) onto the background. 7th layer - add finishing touches like white edges with a white acrylic marker.
All stencils used are from The Crafter's Workshop!
Remember, the challenge for the Craft Stamper's Take It Make It challengeMay 2015 is : 'Take A Stamp' : Any stamped creation!
COME join in the fun! See the bottom of this post to see what you can win!
A lot of stamping on here!
The background has been made with acrylic paints, and also been stamped into (with a sponge) with red acrylic paint.
I added some watered-down gesso to tone down the background a bit, to make the main image pop more.
The script was stamped onto blotting paper and adhered in strips with decoupage glue.
The butterfly was stamped on a seperate piece of cardstock and cut out, and of course adhered to the card.