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Art Journal page…….

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So I have a couple of ladies on my Scrap ‘n With Flair design team that are amazing as doing up Art Journalling pages with multi-mediums.  This little niche has intrigued me for some time now and I’ve been racking their brains and asking a hundred questions to find out what I’d need to try something like this myself.  I found out I already had a lot of the tools on hand already that are used in art journalling, so it was just a matter of purchasing a few bottles of Acrylic Paint and I was off to try my hand at a page.  When I was at the local Dollar Store picking up the paint, some art brushes, etc., they had these 8.5 x 11 pads of sheets of canvas paper.  I bought it and that’s what I used for my page today.  I’m still not sure about it but thought, what the heck.  This whole crafting and blogging is supposed to be a growth experience so, let me just step outside of my comfort zone for a few minutes and I’ll show you what I did.

There is lots of texture and layers on this page and I tried to get some pics of the main things to show you.  Here’s what the whole page looks like…

 

I started out with a 8.5 x 11 sheet of canvas I’d purchased in a pad from the local Dollar Store.  I attached random pages from an old book, a piece of music sheet DP that I crumpled before I attached it down onto the front of the canvas with my Claudia Hellmuth Multi-Medium Matte.  Once that was dry I put a coat of my Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Picket Fence all over the front of the canvas.  Once that was dry I added a second coat to give it a bit more coverage.   Then I started to attach my random pieces onto the front.  A few pieces from my favorite paper napkins, another scrap of music sheet paper, a couple of cut outs from making my Fab Scraps chipboard album, some chipboard hearts, a couple of pieces of lace and some flowers made out of paper towel I’d misted using my Lindy’s spray mists.  I took my Ultimate Grunge background stamp set from Tim Holtz and stamped random images onto the front with my Rusty Hinge, Dried Marigold, Walnut Stain and Black Soot Distress Inks.  I also took my Dried Marigold and added some strokes of ink directly from the stamp pad.  Added some paint strokes of red acrylic paint and then toned it down a bit with some of my Picked Fence Distress Stain.  Took my Lindy’s Spray Mist in the incandescent Copper and misted the front and then just gave it a couple of short little spritzed to add some bigger blobs of mist.  At the end I took my white acrylic paint and some paper towel and a piece of plastic and randomly dabbed some white onto the front as well. 

I know this craft form is not for everyone but as one of the Design Team said, it’s strangely freeing to just slap things onto a page and see what slowly starts to develope…..lol.  Here are some more random close up’s of some of the elements.  I have lots to learn and decided I may as well take you all along for the ride!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not sure what my next project will be……I really need to go check in with my friends on SCS before they forget who I am and see what’s been happening on the two challenges I use to participate in…..I wonder if I’ll have to re-introduce myself??!!  :o)

Huggss,

Yvonne  😉

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You Tube video

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Hello my fellow crafting blog friends.  If you ever want a lesson in frustration try and do a video recording to post on You Tube…..lol.  Holy cow!!  Some things I learned…….make sure camera is charged…..grrrrr.  Turn off phone so it won’t ring when you’re almost done recording.  Finish recording and then realized I’d recorded  it upside down for the viewers…….that one was a real winner.  Go to upload it to You Tube and spend two days trying to figure out why it won’t download.  Try and sign into You Tube using the wrong sign in account name…..brilliant!!  FINALLY realize the reason it won’t download is because the file is too big as I recorded it in HD……doh!! 

As part of my duties on the Scrap ‘n With Flair design team, I have to do one You Tube video a month.  Well, I finally have the first one under my belt.  Definitely some things I’ll do differently next time…….learned allot…..still have lots to learn about it and will improve with each one…..hopefully!!  So, check it out and let me know what you think!!  Here’s the link: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wna0Rl38dTM

Will I ever be a You Tube star…..probably not but I did kinda have fun doing it and am actually looking forward to doing another one.  As always, I love to hear from you.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Huggss,

Yvonne 😉