Friday, February 26, 2016

My Art Journal!

Today I'd like to share one of my latest passions - Art Journalling!! What I love about art journalling is that it is all about experimenting with your creativity. Also, there are no rules. So far I have been using my art journal to experiment with different mediums to see how I might use them on my scrapbook pages.

I've been silently following Colour Me Positive 2016  which has weekly quotes and challenges - and lots of inspiration! I have taken the quote on this page from one of their challenges.
I'm using a large Dylusions journal. At times I find this journal too large to easily work with on my small craft space. When this journal is finished I will get the smaller size.

I gesso'd both pages first and let dry. Something I like to do before I gesso is add a strip of washi tape along the spine - it prevents leakage of paints/sprays.

I started by spraying some blue/green Prima bloom sprays across the page as well as sprays of water (to help it run and drip). I added some acrylic paint to texture paste and did some stencilling. Then I squirted some blobs of paint across my page and squished the page together like you would do a butterfly print. Once this was thoroughly dry I added some splats of a lime spray. 
I stamped Stampendous girl image on watercolour paper and painted using my Windsor and Newton watercolour paints. Then I cut out the image and glued onto my page. Lastly I added some stamps, handmade flowers and a quote. 
I have made about 6 pages in the last 5 days and are loving it!!! 
Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx

1 comment:

FIona Kenward said...

It looks great, love the colours you've used and your element placement.