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.
Day 13’s journal page uses gloss medium through a stencil. It’s hard to see in the picture, but it’s the shiny circles. The gloss is applied just like molding paste and because it’s more fluid is a little challenging, but not impossible. The base is Ranger’s Dimensional Paints and some old rub-ons from Gin-X.
Day 14’s page is created by using a technique called “reverse stenciling”. Simply, you either apply paint or spray ink onto your stencil off the page, then turn in onto the page and use as a stamp. The stencil I used is from Prima and I love the colors, which are Dylusions Melted Chocolate and Calypso Teal. The letters are some stash Thickers.
I’m almost caught up!
Day 1 – Acrylic paint and Gel medium
Having fun with Exploring Art journaling 4 with Christine Urias at Scraptime for her fourth installment of art journaling courses. The classes are self paced and can be watched over and over again. The first layout uses acrylic paint mixed with acrylic medium. The flowers are a mask from my Heidi Swapp and stencils from Dina Wakley and crafters workshop.
The second page uses gelatos as a base in yellow, blue, green and dark green to create the background. The stamps are from Dyan Reavly’s clear set called ‘Clearly Borders’. I used J and W pearlescent acrylic paints mixed with modeling cream through the ‘wavy’ stencil from Simon Says Stamp and the gelatos mixed with water on the Dina Wakely stencil. I colored in the leaves with Silks and the borders with Molotow Acrylic markers. I pulled out a bunch of stash letter from my active scrapooking days and to finish off, I splatted black paint, covered in gel medium and used a Faber Castell pit marker in brown to create shadows. This is a 30 day project, so there will be more to come. Thanks for sharing in my journey.