Thursday, September 29, 2016

Patchwork Art Journal Page


Happy Thursday!  Today is Throwback Thursday over at the StencilGirl Talk blog.  Each month, the Creative Team creates amazing projects using some of the 'oldie but goodie' stencils.  

 I wanted to challenge myself to create an art journal page using just one stencil, combined with various art journal techniques.  I really love how this art journal process turned out.  Before we talk about the steps, let's check out the completed page. 

I wanted to try some ideas that had been rolling around in my head, so let's see where I started.

Step One
Cover page with black gesso.

Step Two
Cut a pattern out of scrap paper, think 'paper snowflake'.

Step Three
Using modeling paste, stencil over cut shape.  The though is that you will end up with only a stenciled shape.

Step Four
This wasn't exactly the look I was going for, so let's add some paint.  Randomly paint with a pallet knife.

 Step Five
To be honest, I was stuck.  I was loving the color combination and the texture, but wasn't sure what to do next.  SO....I resorted to an ole' standby.  Let's cut it up!

 Step Six
Let's put it back together again, but in a random combination.  I stitched the page back together and was now lovin' how this was looking.

 Step Seven
Add more texture with the same stencil, as well as hand drawn doodles and coloring.

I added my journaling and done!

StencilGirl Stencil Used
 Grid A1

Thank you for stopping by!  Be sure to hop on over to the StencilGirl Talk blog for more creative inspiration!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Carefree and Colorful Art Journal Page


Happy Monday!

Today, I would like to share with you a carefree and colorful art journal page.  Art Journaling is my go-to creative outlet when I am limited for time, or when I just need to put paint and ink to paper.  I find comfort and quiet when journaling, and the forgiving nature of a sheet of paper.

The background begins like most art journal spreads, with a coat of gesso. After the gesso has dried, I applied a sheet of vintage music paper to the page with matte medium.  Instant texture!

Now for color!  A few swipes of Art-C Heavy Body Semi Gloss paint with a palette knife is the perfect look!

My colors of choice are:

 Once the paint had dried, I stenciled over the edges of the page with Art-C Heavy Body Semi Gloss paint in Black and White.  
(Stencil used is: Interlocking Squares)

 I adhered torn strips of Art-C Deli Paper over the music paper as a place for more stenciling.
(Stencils used are:  Love You To The Moon)

To finish, I added my journaling in the exposed sections.

Do you art journal?  If yes, what inspires you?

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A Little of This and a Little of That - September 2016 Edition


Happy Wednesday!

Today, I have what I call a 'catch all' blog post.  I share snippets of projects created here and there, without tutorial's or how-to's.  You might see art journal pages to mixed media projects.  You might see fabric and hand-stitched ideas and assemblage.  

Let's go!

A trio of art journal pages...

An assemblage project that has been SOLD!  :)

A pair of scrapbook pages...

Another assemblage project that has been SOLD!

And one final project to get you in the mood for Halloween!

As you can see, I ♥♥♥ variety!  I love creating all types of projects and I often jump from one to another! 

As always, thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!