Daily Archives: September 22, 2014
The September tag uses a alcohol inks with a resist technique. If you look at Tim’s example below, you will see a great resist pattern, but I tried multiple times but couldn’t really get that achieved. I also didn’t have the stamp, dies or any bright alcohol inks. What, me, not have supplies, I know, crazy, huh? So I improvised and used a lovely stamp from Sweet Pea with flowers from I am Roses. I stamped the image with Archival inks so when I went to use copics on the image, it smeared. I totally forgot those two don’t mix. I then tried the distress markers which worked, though didn’t really blend well over the alcohol ink background. As an improvise, I covered it with Wink of Stella, which also didn’t work and puddled over the top. Plan C, or was it Q, who knows – this tag was a lesson in NEVER GIVE UP. I ended up putting stickles over the flowers, which looks okay. I finished the tag with some rub-ons and a “journey” stamp from my stash.
Wow – this is a lot of pages! I’ve had a great weekend catching up on my 30 day Art Journaling Challenge using Christine Urias’ “Exploring Art Journaling 4” class at Scraptime.ca.
Day 17’s page uses Tim Holtz’s Distress Paint Daubers to make flowers. I topped all of them with a TON of stickles because I have lots of them and can’t really use them on my Operation Write Home cards. I got that idea from Joggles U-tube channel.
Day 18 uses a lettering technique to make large statement words. The pages starts on a base of Gelatos and I used Sharpie Paint markers for the colored letters. I have a LONG way to go and A LOT to learn when it comes to hand lettering, but I have to say it really interests me and found a great book on Amazon called “The Art of Whimsical Lettering” by JoAnne Sharpe.
Day 19 is a fun page I really like and uses some watercolor paint and salt to make some fun background texture.
Day 20 uses die cuts collaged on the page and then using the new Dina Wakely Acrylic Paint over them. If you haven’t tried her paints I would highly suggest it. They are FABULOUS. I have a ton of paints and I tell you the vibrancy and texture of this is like using butter. It’s fabulous. Hobby Lobby is now carrying the line so I’ll be there to pick up the other colors very soon.
This page felt chaotic to me, so I came up with the theme “lost ?”, because as humans, we all feel that way and I’m sure most everyone can relate. It’s life and that’s what Art Journaling is meant for, expression.
Last, Day 21 is a favorite so far. The technique is stamping into transparent molding paste for texture. To do this you apply a fairly even, thin layer of translucent molding paste, then simply stamp into it, letting it dry and painting over it with distress paints in shaded lilac and picked raspberry. I cut out some of the newsprint collage sheets for flowers and the butterfly and used some old stamps from my stash. I like that the little girl in the top right corner almost looks like me when I was a little girl. I hated that pixie, but that’s what I was given. I did some hand patterning around the edges that I learned from the Sakura website. They have some great video’s, so I’d check them out.