I have finally ventured into the world of Art Journaling. I LOVE quotes, I collect them from everywhere. So I decided instead of just putting them on one of my 12x12 layouts, I would place my collection on art journaling pages. I found an old book the perfect size, pulled out my silks and went to work!! It started with a YouTube video that caught my creative eye. The mixed media artist's name is Rachel, and she did a journaling page that I simply ahd to recreate. I had to give it a go and try my hand at Art Journaling. So this is the tutorial that inspired me. It is a piece called Life On Hold. RachO113
I prepared my pages by gluing a few of them together for stability, then priming them with gesso.Once it was dry, I sprayed the pages with a very fine water mist, then painted on a layer of Luminarte Silks Glaze in African Jade. The I stroked on some random streaks of Silks Pretty Peridot and blended it all in. Once it was dry, I used a mask of diamond shapes and blotted on some Silks Glaze in Bolovian Blue. I tore some book pages by hand in random shapes and cut out some hearts in different sizes and adhered it to the background pages using a type of decopauge medium. I used a charcoal pencil to outline the hearts and rubbed it in using my fingers untill it blended in softly.
I used another mask of tiny circles and used the Silks in Nutmeg to go ove the pages in random spots. I placed some Washi Tape in different places and Used a faux stitch stamp on te pages as well. I used a toothbrush, dipped it into Silks Love Struck and splattered it over the pages. I printed the words on book pages, cut them out and adhered them to the pages. I painted around the works with Silks Emporors gold. I outlined the hearts as well. Once the page was dry, I brushed the Mod Podge over both pages to seal everything in.
Thank you for stopping by to take a peek. I think you will start seeing some more art journaling from me in the future!! I will be experimenting with other Splash Of Color mediums to complete my pages. The possibilities are endless and oh so colorful!!