I know!!! ANOTHER blog post?! It’s been such a great weekend in my studio and I spent some much-needed ‘therapy’ time down there till the wee hours of the morning. This room is feeling like my refuge once again and it feels great.
It’s another Sunday’s with Sandee over on the Frosted Designs blog! This weeks page is awesome and she challenges us to leave some white space! Gasp!! Sandee and I were just talking the other day about how we each struggle with white space on our pages and the urge to fill it all in. As I honestly couldn’t think of a thing to do on my own, I pretty much just followed along with what Sandee created…..just different colors and I added a few Zendangles. I did have a lot of fun creating this page though and I think I may continue to challenge myself to continue to incorporate more white space into my projects…..maybe….it could happen!!! I colored in my bird and my leaves and circles with some watered down Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals. I love the shimmer these mica powders leave…..soooo yummy!! Here’s my page for the challenge:
This was a fun page to do. Head on over to the FD blog to read about this technique. Check out her YouTube video as well!
Thanks so much for sticking it out with me all weekend!! I luv you guys. ❤
I decided after my last journal page looked like my butterflies were pooping blue to do another page for my Journal52 workshop. I decided I’d stick with my same paper line as I really do like it. I used a lot of products on this page that I picked up at the on-line store called Frosted Designs.
For this page I took two of the sheets from the October Mixed Media kit and tore some strips from it and just laid them every which way on my blank page for texture and some background color. I grabbed a piece of tissue paper and wrinkled it all up and then adhered it to the page with ModPodge to add more texture. Next, I took one of my new Crafters Workshop stencils I just got from the store called Mini Well Rounded and some wall repair compound and used one of the designs to add a bit more texture….notice a texture theme happening here….lol. Once that was dry I sprayed the page with my Lindy’s Stamp Gang Jack In the Pulpit Teal. Then I decided I wanted some feathers on the page using my new TCW Fancy Feathers stencil and wanted to use some colored texture paste (which is my wall repair compound). I scooped out a little of each and added some of my Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals in Autumn Maple Crimson, Shabby Turbine Teal and Time Travel Teal. I typed out my quote on some ordinary printer paper and sprayed it with some Lindy’s Shabby Turbine Teal (because I’d written it out and didn’t like the look of it and needed to cover it up….shhhhh. 😉 ), from the Lindy’s Industrial Chic set (as you know, one of my fave’s!!). I added some black ‘splotches’ using the Mini Well Rounded stencil and my Donna Salazah Designs Mix’d Media Inx in Black, inked the edge and lightly on the front of my quote and around the edges of the whole page. I also decided I needed a pop of color for the page so I took my Autumn Maple Crimson Magical and some water and my TCW Mini Circle Grid Stencil that was included in my November Mixed Media kit from the store and applied some random dots to the page. A bit of washi tape and I was done! Here’s what I ended up with…
Now I’m ready for Sandee’s next technique on her Sunday’s With Sandee over on the Frosted Design blog.
Thanks for sticking with me….until next time!!
Over in the Facebook Group Journal52, our first weeks journal prompt was Up, Up and Away!! I decided to pull out one of my mixed media kits I purchased from the Frosted Designs on-line store for this page. I absolutely love the fun whimsical feel to this kit!! There’s still a couple left and best of all…..it’s on sale right now so head on over and get one of these ordered! I chose a page from the kit that had this cool little cloud type thing with a great saying in it. I decided to build on that theme and go with it! I did a bunch of doodling…..added some more butterflies….some drippage (which I don’t particularly like now….lol). I’m using some watercolor paper for this journal and we’ll see how that works. I sprayed the paper down with some Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray called Mad hatter Mint which is one of the colors from the Mad Hatter set and it matches the colors in the paper just about bang on! The drippage and splatters were added using another spray from the Mad Hatter set called Tweedle Dee Denim.
So, week one journal prompt is finished. I believe we get our next prompt on Sunday, so we’ll see what that one brings!
Thanks for coming to check out page one…..I hope to see you again soon!
I joined a free Art Journal Workshop Facebook group with some friends last week. The idea is she’ll give us a journal prompt at the beginning of each week that we use to create that weeks art journal page. She’s also planning on doing some YouTube video’s with different techniques, etc throughout the year. It’s called Journal52 and it’s a pretty incredible group of women with literally all levels of experience in the art of Art Journalling. I decided to use a binder I found at our local Thrift Store a while back. It was an old recipe binder that was empty when I bought it so a few coats of Gesso covered this rather busy cover to make it ready to alter and use as my Journal for the year for this workshop. Good deal!! $0.25!!!
I decided to go with a Steampunk theme and use my Lindy’s Stamp Gang set called Industrial Chic. This set is available at the Frosted Designs on-line store. It’s probably my favorite of all the sets! I used a homemade brick stencil and some wall repair compound gave the page some texture. Then I layers a BUNCH of misc things to the front to give it a bit of an Industrial Chic feel to the cover. I used some old stuff I’ve had in my stash for years, a few chipboard pieces, one of which I cut in half and made into the wings on either side of the compass, a Tim Holtz knob and some nuts and washers to spell out the 52. I painted all the pieces with a coat of Gesso so the sprays would adhere to them and started to spray……..and spray……and spray some more. Then I did some painting with the sprays…..and then sprayed some more. There are sooooo many layers of spray on this! I finished it off with a few light touches of Rub ‘n Buff and it’s done!!
I kinda feel like maybe I should have put more things on it….but oh well. Next time. 😉 Here are some close-ups of some of the elements…
So, that’s it! I’ll do another post with my first page one it…..I didn’t want to make this one too long….I’ve probably already lost Sandee after the first paragraph. Good thing she likes pictures!! Luv ya girl. 😉
Thanks to all of you for taking the time to step into my therapy room for a few minutes….I love the company!!
I love the title of this week’s video tutorial on Sunday’s With Sandee from Frosted Designs. This is her third week doing tutorials for them and I think she’s rocking out the tutorials!! I’ve really enjoyed playing along with her. This weeks technique is very cool. Take the piece of waxed paper you put on the bottom of your box you use to spray embellishments and use it in your art journal!! Who would have thought?! Sandee…..that’s who. My mind just doesn’t think like that and I’m always so happy when I can find others who show me all these cool techniques….lol. And once again, she give you two different ways to use it! The first was taking a completely dry (and it MUST be completely dry to do this) spritzed piece of waxed paper and a blank art journal page, spray the inked side of the waxed paper with some water and press it into the page and peel it off. The second way was to use the actual piece of waxed paper and adhere it to your art journal page. Check out her video for the detailed instructions on how to accomplish this. So, check out these two pages! The one on the left has the background created using the piece of waxed paper spritzed with water and applied to the page…..the page on the right is the actual piece of waxed paper I used for the left side! Such a contrast again! I didn’t trust the way I’d adhered the piece of waxed paper to my page so I applied strips of washi tape to the edges just to be sure it stayed in place. (The sprays I used where from Lindy’s Stamp Gang and I used Mad Hatter Mint, Jack in the Pulpit Teal, Caribbean Blue, Luscious Lime, Hibiscus Rose and Pineapple Paradise)
Here’s a close up of the page on the left……
I love the soft colors and almost water-color effect it gives. I did learn you don’t need my spray on the piece of waxed paper and the next time I do this I won’t apply as much. The wonky honeycomb stencil is from Deco Arts and is one of the ones Sandee picked up for me down in the US and mailed up to me. (along with one of the most beautiful prayer journals she makes and sells at the Art Mob where she lives).
And here’s a close up of the page on the right…..
I came across my old Calligraphy pens, nibs and ink the other day and decided to dig it out and use it to write out the quote for this page.
So, go over and check out Sandee’s video and play along. This is one technique I’ll be playing with again for sure!! (instead of just tossing out the pieces of waxed paper when I’m done with them).
Thanks for popping in, as always, I love having you!! 🙂