So I REALLY enjoyed making this art journal page for Scrap Around The World's
July Mood Board HERE. Hubby tells me it's "horrendous" but why I worry so much
about hubby's opinion I do not know, since he knows nothing about art journalling :-p
I took a few photos along the way - hoping to make a tutorial - but as often happens,
I ended up getting so into it I forgot to continue :/ Drat. Sorry about that...
So for the first time I created straight onto the page. Up until now I have always
worked on a piece of watercolour paper that I've then adhered to the page.
This worked out fine. I guess my confidence with art journalling has grown.
Next I had fun with mists (finishing off all the oldies before my new Prima Color Blooms arrive - lucky me :-D) Alot of people fear the unpredictability of mists but that is what I love about them. Wet mist manipulation (with a heat gun) is the funnest thing ever in my world.
Next I blobbed on the Modeling Paste around the edges to set the microbeads into once I had recoloured it with more mists. I also added embossing powder for SHINE DELUXE!!
As you can see in the above photo I masked off the other side of the page
with a blank sheet of cardstock which I have kept to use for a future mixed
media project. (In order to keep the opposite page nice & clean).
Next I added some stamping with black & white ink. There is actually quite
a lot that went on to create this page but somehow it doesn't really show :/
I sealed my entire page with Gloss Gel Medium & as
you can see above it made it awesome & shiny!
I added my favourite metallic thread as well as some Prima bling jewels
(see above photo) to hold down the thread in strategic places.
The chipboard butterflies are from Pink Paislee & are resist so I swiped
them over with a blue inkpad then varnished them up with some nail varnish.
Art Journaling to me is also all about testing out new techniques & mediums
& seeing how things work & react for when I'm working on other projects
like layouts & canvases that are more on show.
My art journal at the moment is just for me :-p
Lastly I sponged over the edge work with a sponge dipped in white acrylic
paint, just to soften the look as it WAS starting to get rather gaudy LOL.
I also added some old silver rub-ons. Rub-ons are PERFECT
for art journals because they add visual interest without any bulk.
As you can see I couldn't stop taking photos LOL
My sentiment stickers come from 7 Dots of course.
Illumination Collection. One of their most versatile for sure...
I used clear embossing powder on some of the flower stamps
(see above) that came with my Faber Castell gelatos.
I finished off with some beautiful cobalt blue applied with a paint dabber.
Creating this was certainly a treat for the soul & great therapy ♥