One of the girls I work with has this black leather wrap bracelet and it has this amazing quote on it. I borrowed it from her the other day at work and copied it out as I really wanted to put it on an Art Journal page. I also have the Lindy’s Stamp Gang Color Shots in the Tres Chic that have been calling my name for a while now. I decided to add water to them and use them as a water color. (more because I don’t have any acrylic medium or glaze) lol. You can find these in Limor Webber’s wonderful store and I’ve linked up any of the products I used that were purchased from her store – here’s a link to the Color Shots. I love the Flat Shots and the white undertones of this Tres Chic set are so fun to play with! I colored my background in with three of the colors and allowed them to blend and bleed together just a bit. I used Chateau Rose, Bonjour Butter and Merci Beaucoup Mint. I did some stamping with one of the heart stamps from Dina Wakely’s Media stamp set called Collaged Hearts, and I used my Faber Castell PITT artist big brush pen as the ink to stamp with. Love that pen and use it ALL the time!! I used a rub-on from one of my Tim Holtz sets called Remnant Rubs “Elements”. There are sooo many rub-ons in his sets, it’s awesome! I layered some cheese cloth, Prima flowers from my stash and some Prima metal (Ingvild Bolme ShabbyChic *Door Signs* and one of the clocks cut in half from the Junkyard Findings Clock Faces set). A couple of my flowers were a bit too white for me as were the Prima metal embellishments so I took two of my Prima Resist Chalk Edgers in the Old Rose and Lime Pie and applied them to my craft mat, added some water and ‘painted’ them. Added my quote and some splatters and distressed the edges of the stamped hearts and the page with my Stabilo All pencil (my favorite charcoal pencil ever!!)
Here’s what my page ended up looking like:
Here are some close-ups:
So, that’s it! This little journal only has a couple pages left to do and it’ll be full!
Thanks for popping in once again. I love hearing from you…..did you make it through all the writing Sandee?? 😉
I had a Skype date with my good friend Limor. The intent was to work on cleaning up our studio’s……ya, that kinda didn’t happen…..lol. She played with some of her new supplies and I played with my Lindy’s…..lol. I played with my Tres Chic set and I mixed up the color shots too. Mmmmm……mmmmm…..yumminess!!! I ripped up some Prima Cartographer paper for my base and then started to spray and paint. I grabbed two of my favorite stamps from Limor’s store….the Stamping Bella Love Notes and my Indigo Blue Bubbles Background to add some more texture and depth to the page. i cut out some hot air balloons from the same Prima paper collection and just started to put stuff down. Added some Prima metal hardware, a few Tim Holtz rub-ons, did some shading with my Stabilo All pencil. (BEST pencil EVER!!!) Kinda happy with this page. All the supplies I used were once again purchased from Limor’s amazing store, Limor Webber Designs.
I think I’m safe with the amount of words I used so far to keep Sandee reading to this point……right Sandee?!! Now, here’s the page:
Here’s a few close up’s to show you the yummy colors and some of the texture I was able to achieve with the stamps and shading: (still with me Sandee??)
So, there you have it. Until next time….. ❤
Creating in my art journal is one of those things that is so calming for the soul. I’m not sure exactly what it is, but it just has a way of making my heart smile. I’m loving my new Faber Castell Steampunk Gelato set. The colors blend and meld together so beautifully. Another page created with supplies from Limor Webber Designs on-line store. I started out with using all the bits and pieces of paper I had on my desk. I even found a narrow strip of canvas I stuck on too. I then took my Prima “Bubbles” stencil and some Faber Castell Whipped Spackle (one of my absolute favorite products) and my Catalyst Shaper Tool (my favorite tool from the store…. 😉 ) I adhered my Tim Holtz gears, the key and the quote tile. Next a layer of gesso to tone down some of the colors of my scrap papers I used. Then the layers of Gelato’s. Gelato then water, more Gelato, more spritz’s of water. A bunch of splatters. Used some of my Lindy’s Stamp Gang Dark Chocolate Truffle starburst spray through an alpha stencil and splattered some of that on the page and let it drip too. I used my Faber Castell Big Brush pen in black and white to highlight some of the circles (love those pens too…..lol) and finally used some of my Tim Holtz rub on’s and just put them on randomly on the page. I toned down the darkness of the rub on’s with a little gesso just so they weren’t so start black. Finished off the page with some black Gelato around the edges and along some of the paper strips I’d started out with to add some additional texture to the page and I was done!
Here’s what the finished page looks like!
Here’s a few close ups of some of the elements.
Got my inspiration for this page from a video Limor did recently…..loved her dots with the white highlights!
Thanks for poking your head in….till next time!