Thursday, July 4, 2019

Art Journaling: Journey

Kim continued to do something different with the June Cards, Tags and More… Kit from Très Jolie; instead of those cards and tags, she went for “more” and supplied us with more supplies for an art journal, featuring Finnabair’s new Journal Daily line.

I decided to use some mediums from earlier Mixed Media kits, as well as a couple of stencils from my stash. (I actually start by creating a pile of “stuff”, picking and choosing from my selections as I go because when it comes to art journaling, I don’t start out with much of a plan.)

I like to coat both sides of my paper with clear gesso. It strengthens the paper and gives it “teeth” that will enable any medium to adhere to it. A few days ago, I spent a little of my down time pretreating several pages, so I was good to go…

I started by applying Granite texture paste (from the June Mixed Media kit) through a Creative Embellishments stencil in the upper left and lower right corners and dried it with my heat tool. This is a nice thick paste with a lot of grit, so it adds a lot of texture to my page.

Using my finger, I applied the Embellishment Mousse through the Prima stencil, allowing it to brush against the texture paste here and there.

I used Distress Ink to stamp an image on my pages. Distress Ink is water soluble, so we’re going to see some bleeding and blurring as we go.

I did some more masking, this time with Distress Ink and a stencil from Snip Art. The results weren’t exactly what I expected, but in the end, I like the way it came out.
(Note the stamped image: it’s already starting to bleed.)

<image>kers that came in the March Mixed Media kit, starting with Bratwurst Brown. These powders are very intense, so I used a small amount.

I dipped my paintbrush in water, then spread it around, causing the powder to bleed and applied my heat tool.

Next, I spritzed the area on the left with some water and dried the area, aiming the tool downward to create some dripping.

I repeated these steps with Grab a Guy Gold, then with Alpine Ice Rose, creating layers of color and texture.

By now, the water that I was using for my brush had developed a lot of color. Before throwing it out, I decided to use it to create some splatters around the pages.

I used the backs of a few of the prompt cards that came with the original booklet last month to mat the sticker image on the right and one of the actual prompts under the image on the left.

After adding some stickers from the Sentiments pad, I outlined the edges of everything with a charcoal pencil and softened the lines with water.

To finish, I added a hinge clip from this month’s kit and a bookmark from May.


***Très Jolie May Cards, Tags and More Kit***
Prima – Finnabair – Art Daily Collection – Chipboard Album Cover – 58 Pcs #964771
Prima – Finnabair – Art Daily Planner Collection – Booklet – Creation – 6 x 7.7 #964962
Prima – Finnabair – Art Daily Planner Collection – Sticker Pad – Sentiments #964849
Prima – Finnabair – Art Daily Planner Collection – Victorian Bookmarks #964863

***Très Jolie June Cards, Tags and More Kit***
Tonic Studios – Nuvo – Embellishment Mousse – Mother of Pearl #804N
Prima – Finnabair – Cling Mounted Stamps – Old Paperwork #967031
Prima – Art Daily Planner Collection – Sticker Pad – Vintage Photobooth #964832
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Black Soot #tdp39860
Prima – Stencil Mask – 6 x 9 – Passiflora #966676
Prima – Art Daily Planner Collection – Rusty Metal Clips #964825

***Other Mediums***
Prima – Finnabair – Art Basics – Clear Gesso #961466
Prima – Finnabair – Art Extravagance – Texture Paste – Graphite #961497
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Mini – Black Soot #TDP39860
Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Magical Shakers – Bratwurst Brown #lin-mshake-04
Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Magical Shakers – Alpine Ice Rose #lin-mshake-11
Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Magical Shakers – Grab a Guy Gold #lin-mshake-14

Creative Embellishments – Stencil – Distress Grid 009
Snip Art – Stencil – Vintage Seamstress

As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.

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