I've colored the stamp with watercolor pencils, misted it with water and stamped it onto the cardstock. I used a fineliner to accentuate the outlines, an acrylic marker to add, and whiten, the circles in the heart of the flowers. . I stamped the drops in the background, and colored a few of them with the same watercolor pencils.
An Art Journal page for you today, measuring 18x22 centimeters, showcasing the gorgeous Organic Matter stencil!
I've made a photo-tutorial - showing the steps, but also the 'trial-error' I had to go through in the end, the page not being in balance..
Adhere some pre-colored cheesecloth to your page (I used a glue spray on the back of the cloth).
Do some random stamping with a background stamp (Magenta Stamps).
Add a layer of gesso.
(Note - I started scanning the first steps, that's why the colors are so bright., changed to photographing later steps... much better!)
Add some structure paste through the Organic Matter stencil, leave to dry.
Add another layer of gesso to make the structure paste non-absorbent. Also add some scrapes of gesso with an old credit card, especially over parts of the cheesecloth to add interest.
When dry, spray the page with some pearly spray inks. Leave to dry.
Fussy cut some images from a napkin, adhere it to the page with decoupage glue.
Also add some stamping by stamping onto some tissue paper, and adding torn parts of it to the background. Add a layer of decoupage glue over top to make it non absorbent.
Now the fun part started - adding highlights to the image and the outer lines of the Organic Matter stencil with a white acrylic marker (Molotow), and add some extra color to it with a brush and pearly spray from a previous step.
At this stage I saw that I did not like the page, being out of balance, and the form of the cheesecloth being too eye-catching.
A close -up of the page so far..
.... look at the gloss from the pearl spray, and the contrast with the baubles of the Organic Matter stencil, the structure of the cheesecloth peeping through.
Never give up -
so, add some more structure paste with the Organic Matter stencil to get some balance..
....and follow the steps to get the same effect on these baubles as well.
I really LOVE seeing the effect the Organic Matter stencil has on the overall page.
Without it, the page would not have this much interest !!
The Journal Prompt: I'm So Not Feeling It! So, this is another art journal page of 18 x 25 centimeters! Yes, I am still in the run to finish all the weeks - so much to learn!
The base I started with is embossed wallpaper... and is great for using in mixed-media projects either to paint or use inks on, or to stamp with. It holds paint beautifully! (Thanks Lorainne for this reminder !) I just inked it.
To fit the bigger art journal page (it was too small, I tore pieces off the sides, adhered it to the sides, leaving some torn edges...which makes for extra interest.
The red is Bistre, the green a custom made pearl spray.
I LOVE the pooling of the color within the sections, and not soaping into the wall paper either.