Saturday, 18 November 2017

Art Journal - I'm Working

Hi! Today I am sharing a layout I created in my art journal.
I was very much inspired by the art journal style of  Vicky Papaioannou & the
online class she taught for Wanderlust 2017. 

 Here is my finished layout - 

I created these pages on the inside cover of my altered calculus textbook.
I started by first painting the pages with gesso. Once this layer was dry I added my stenciling

I started by applying Distress Paint - Cracked Pistachio & Tumbled Glass - with a blending tool & slightly damp foam.  My next layer was the same paints but this time applied with a brayer.

Here are my pages up until this point. The brayered paint gives a subtle highlight
 to the stenciled areas.

My next step was to apply 2 more darker colours of Distress Paint - Stormy Sky 
& Evergreen Bough - with the brayer.

I added some script stamping with Archival Ink - Hydrangea.

To finish off my background  I added some white & black splatters.

I used my Tim Holtz stamping platform to stamp my images with Archival Ink - Jet Black.

I then coloured them in with watercolour paints and waterbrush pens.

My stamped images are Peacock Girl & Magic Maker from Viva Las VegaStamps.
The quote stamp is from the Dylusions "Fabulous Called" set from Stampers Anonymous.
I used matte medium to adhere them to my page.

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  1. I totally love the colour. And I cannot think of a better use for a calculus textbook than to become art.


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