For me art journaling is playing with product without any rules.
I started in a new journal and hope to fill it with a lot of pleasure, no time limit, no pressure.
Using up some of my collage fodder in the process is a plus +
It's called 'Bijzonder' ... dutch for 'Special'
PAPER - STAMPS - COLOR
Monday, March 20, 2023
Art Journalen / Art Journaling day 1 Bijzonder
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Wings and Tails
I am entering this in the challenge on the Sirstampalot challenge blog which is "Anything stamped with option Wings and Tails"
The background is a technique where you use colored pieces of paper and cover it partially with white acrylic paint.
The butterfly was fussycut from a separate piece of paper.
Exploring color with butterflies and flowers
I made 2 cards for you today, showcasing what a difference color makes on a background and focal point.
I've used some leftover backgrounds from a post back in November 2022.
I went a step further... not just coloring, but choosing 4 different colors from the background to color the main images. Purple and orange on the card above, green and blue on the card below:
Just so you can see the cards together : it makes a huge difference as to what colors get used on the main image as it makes the colors used in the image pop more in the background.
...and the second :
I always get more depth when photographing the projects upright with a light source on the left, in a light box. ..
That's it for today, I hope you got inspired by my two cards to explore color.
Please share it with us in the FB group and have a chance at winning some product from the shop as we have an ongoing challenge with an extra moodboard if you like to use itIt is basically a anything goes challenge though, you do not have to use the colors of the moodboard.
Come join in the fun and be inspired by our lovely design team!
For used stamps, please see the post on the Rubber Dance blog!(opens in a new tab)
Monday, March 6, 2023
My Creative Monday for Magenta - Leaf collage
Another easy gelli printed background card from me today!
I stamped some script in the background.
The image was stamped onto tissuepaper, heat embossed with clear and painted white at the back; when dry adhered to the card with decoupage glue.
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Another new month means another new challenge...
My take on the moodboard this month:
The moodboard for this month:
Saturday, February 18, 2023
Pencil Marks POST CARD
Creating gelatine prints is one of the most delightful experiences in making art, as far as I am concerned.
Using waste materials as styrofoam packaging materials for making marks in the paint, is a bonus. This background was printed onto tissue paper with a 10 centimeters round gelatine plate. It had some build up of paints on the edge, and I was happy with the dark grungy border it created.
I hope you got inspired, and join in the 'creating fun' with us, Rubber Dance Stamps design team.
For more info on the product used, please see the post on the Rubber Dance blog ...
Monday, February 6, 2023
My Creative Monday for Magenta - Flower Gelli printed card
An easy card today: a gelli printed background that is beautiful all on its own.
I added some black edges to the flowers; extra color to the inside of it, and around it to make it pop more.
I drew circles with a black marker and glued some thick glitter pieces to it.
In the background some script to finish it off.
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Saturday, February 4, 2023
Vintage Book cover with jute - book no 36
For further info on this series, please see this post
The 'pages' are plastic pockets for 13x18 centimeter photographs or any other content that size, of course.
To start, I white washed the jute with a watered down acrylic paint.
It was fun just using a tiny piece of colored background to fill the ellips frame. The leftovers were then cut into various sizes of circles to extend the color to the rest of the cover.
Background stamping with black ink and mixed media stamps was added to both the back and front cover. White accents adds more depth, done with white acrylic paint and an acrylic marker.
All in all it has a vintage style as a start, with the torn edges (jute) and the basic color of the jute, but adding a color and white wash effects it changes to a modern but shabby chic style (I think, lol).
White paint splatters, vintage buttons and lace finish it off.
For info on the product, please check out my post on the Rubber Dance blog.
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Fodder album print :Tetradic Colour mixing
My post on the Paper Artsy blog today..
These are the 3 colors I chose to create my 12 segment color-wheel from: PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics - Blueberry, Yellow Submarine and Claret.
After mixing the colors, my plan was to have a big gel printing session, and using some of the prints with France Papillon's stamps. So I got out all the supplies like a PaperArtsy brayer, two 8x10 inch gelatine plates, paper, etc. I also covered my work space with a large piece of white sturdy paper.
Filling out the color wheel was fun, but so messy, lol. Once it was complete, I tried several combinations and chose a "skinny" rectangle Tetradic color scheme using the numbers 9, 10 and 3, 4 on the wheel. I stamped the colors onto a separate piece of cardstock and adhered that to the wheel for you to better see my selection. I like the look!
One of the tip given to us from PA HQ guidance for this topic was that Tetradic colour schemes can work well when you choose one of the four colours to be dominant, and the other three as contrast and accent colours. This prevents your project from appearing too busy or unbalanced. I therefore chose a prevalent colour for each of my prints, and off I went! I will not share the details of each of my prints as there are quite a few of them and each one is different but will give you a general idea of my process.
I had one big concern of course: while brayering the colors onto the plate I risked mixing them and creating even more colors. As the slim rectangle tetrad contains 2 groups of complementary colours, the potential for mud was high! Did you know that 2 complementary colours mixed into each other will make brown? So I was careful to let the colours dry completely on the plate before adding the next one.
I do like to build layers on the plate. Starting with my darkest colour, I put green #9 from my tetrad, just around the edges, in a very thin layer. Using France Papillon stamps, for example, the letters from stamp set 28 (FP028) here, I stamped into this layer with the clean rubber to pick up the colour and stamp it off elsewhere on the plate. After carefully leaving this color to dry, I then repeated this process with the blue, color #10 of the wheel. Adding the red-orange (#4), and orange (#3) the same way will create 4 layers. I chose to keep them really thin. Remember that all my paints are translucent so all the details of each layer can be seen.
tip: As you can see I used two gel plates at once. That way I can brayer off all excess paint onto the second one, saving a lot of paint and creating two gorgeous prints at the same time! After all these layers are built on the plate and dry, I pulled the print with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic - Snowflake, for a unique and beautiful result each time.
For other prints, Paper Artsy Stencil by France Papillon (PS347) gave me some extra patterns options on the gel plate. I love the row of leaves along the side!
On some of the prints I only used two of the color mixes, eg. green and blue. You can some examples of my tracks in the prints: repeated elements and patterns from the stamps and stencil, deliberate texture and accidental mark making (there was a hair on one of the plates and the mark ended up on the print of course!).
This picture contains only 6 of the 30 gel prints I made. It was a difficult to choose ONLY one of these prints for the actual project. In the end I chose a grungy red/orange one that only had a tiny bit of the green/blue in it. It's hard to believe but it was my first pull of one of the 2 gelatine plates! Apparently the rest of the session was just for fun.
For one, I was convinced I was going to use this bluish print for the project. In the end, I chose another one but it still is my favourite print in this session.
Do you see the word 'fodder'? These are stamped with a black ink and heat embossed alphabets from France Papillon stamp set 28 (FP028)!
Finally, I only had to re-assemble the booklet and close the metal spiral, all done! I LOVE the front! The torn edges of the cotton and papers add to the feel of the project.
The booklet is not actually filled with paper pages but with plastic pouches. I found a pack of 30 in a thrift store for an euro, quite a bargain! I can therefore fill the book with some collage fodder to be used in future projects.
The back cover is full of tracks: a hair left a white line on the print in the left lower corner, such a happy accident!
I loved making this collage fodder book. To be truthful, I would never have tried mixing these three colors by myself and I am glad I signed up for this topic as I learned a lot! I was particularly happy with the very deep green it created.... a moody green I will call it.
Create and relax with making art, or read a book in winter, as France suggests...!