Courage Journal Page
I started out today watching Carolyn Dube's video and was inspired to have a little fun play. First I printed a face image from Tangie Baxter's 6 month loyalty bonus from the Art Journal Emporium subscription on to a book page. I painted the girl with Portfolio Pastels and water brushes. I touched up some of the lines with my brush pen and wrote over the word courage with the pen. My background is spray inks, these were too bright so I covered with a light coat of gesso. I glued the painted girl onto my journal page and did the arc shapes overlapping the book page by using acrylic paint on a cake tray and pressing it onto the page like a stamp. I finished the page with drywall tape liner used as a stencil with distressed ink.
The Only Time Journal Page
This page blends with the previous page in that the background is the same pink acrylic paint. The full page image of a watch caught my attention while I was looking of images for the previous page. I did a torn edge on the page and glued it onto my page. Next I stenciled with the same stencil that I used for the sanding on the previous page using white acrylic paint. The ladies were stamped on pattern tissue, torn out and glued on the page. The right words finally came to me as I was finishing and I use computer generated text glued down and added a couple of pieces of pink washi tape continuing across to the facing page.
Still Juicing Journal Page
For this page I started with images from a magazine and used a Mary Beth Shaw Stencil Girl technique of placing the magazine paper over a stencil and sanding to create a pattern. The page is painted with pink and spring green acrylic and then stenciled with white acrylic. The magazine images was glued on the page and then the photo was also glued down and computer generated text was added. I finished up by adding a couple of pieces of washi tape to the juice photo.
I did this journal page a couple of days ago and am just getting it posted now. The concept started with this image from a picture frame and it just looked to good not to use. I like the images and especially like the sentiment "Love who you are..."
Next I found a collage image 1 from the June Art Journal Emporium which is part of the monthly subscription programe. I used a photo taken by my sister and cropped it and edited with PicMonkey. The background, text and photos were assembled digitally and printed with an inkjet printer on matt brochure paper. I tore an area to reveal the bird image and glued onto my journal page. I added torn tissue paper along the top and left edge of the page. I used some sequin waste and drywall tape as stencils with black soot Distress Ink. The finale step was to edge the page with black Conte a Paris pencil and blended with a water brush.
Mother's Day Card
Since my Mom isn't connected I can go ahead and post the card I made yesterday. I'll be able to deliver it to her in person this year. For this card I dug into my old untraded ATCs and glued a suitable one to some textured navy cardstock and glued that on the front of a blank greeting card. The inside is created digitally. The envelope is made from scrapbook paper.