Craft Classes Online posted a challenge on their Everyday Moodlings blog and it appealed to me so I started right away. The shape I chose was dress form. I used images from Ephemera's Vintage Garden Mabel's Diary Freebie and Buttons and Frills. I started by painting my pages with Spring green a Truly blue craft acrylic paint. Next I decoupaged pattern tissue on both pages. I then glued on the elements from Ephemera's Vintage Garden, then added Sizzex dies form die cuts. The final step was gluing three small buttons on.
Today's journal spread fits week 14 Seeds in Journal52 and itinerary 10 in the Art Journal Caravan on The Art Journal Emporium I started by spreading gesso on the 2 page spread, then painted blues and greens acrylic paint on the wet gesso. I used stencils and a sponge to remove some of the paint. When that was dry, I brushed gesso in the areas where I wanted to stamp the elephant and tree. I coloured these images with Crayola markers, added painted drywall tape for the ground and did my journaling with a brush pen and several markers. The butterflies and "believe in your dreams" is another rubber stamp.
Today I am describing my process for creating this mandala and turning it into an Art Journal Pocket Page. I used 3 small rubber stamps to create the circle. I scanned the stamped image and printed on watercolour paper then coloured with Portfolio Pastels and blended with my water brush. I again scanned the colour image, trimmed it a bit and cut to 2.5 in. X 3.5 in. to make a series of trading cards that makes up the Art Journal Pocket Page.
A quick journal spread for today and this one is good for Journal52 week 6 Under my feet and over my head and Art Journal Emporium Feb. challenge figment.
I did this mostly digital with elements from the Feb Grab bag and collage papers from Art Journal Emporium. I over painted the rainbow with Portfolio pastels and also painted th edges of the pages with the same medium. Getting ready to go on a trip and will be off-line most of the time, so last journal page for awhile.
I was working on a monochromatic journal page for week 5 of Journal 52 when the itinerary 5 of the Art Journal Caravan came out, talk about serendipity. I divided my page into lemon and greens and journaled about my continuing journey working on my intentions and goals that I posted last month. The background is Dylusions spray and I covered the part of the page that I didn't want to get colour on, sprayed and spread the ink around with a wet brush. Repeated for the other colour. The jar for lemon water and the celery juice jar are stamped then painted with watercolours. Believe is an outline font image transferred and coloured with felt markers. The washi tape is from last months goodies in The Art Journal Emporium
I added this to the Lets Play link-up
Carolyn Dube' challenge on Let's Play for February is to use supplies that haven't seen the light of day for awhile and she made word pebbles with a stencil and glass floral marbles. Here is my version and I can say for sure the marbles were hiding in a dark corner for some time, but the Diamond Glaze in my supplies really hadn't been used for quite some time and the lid was "glued" on and the nozzle was completely clogged. With a little work using a long needle and an awl I was able to get the glaze usable again. I cut my words from book pages and used the Diamond Glaze to glue the word and scraps of colourful paper to the bottom of the glass marble. When that was dried I put another layer of glaze over the paper.
This is my journal spread for AJC itinerary 3 and Journal52 week 4 Full Moon. I used vintage music paper with a fox and goose illustration on it, but missed the lace. I have also included the quote from itinerary 3. I painted the background with gesso and acrylics, used stencils to wipe off some of the paint. My moon is painted with acrylic paint and has a bit of iridescent medium around the edge. The girl image is Carson from a digital kit by Rebecca McMeen.
I used challenge 1 and 2 from the Art Journal Emporium for my journal spread. It also fits in with the itinerary 1 of the Art Journal Caravan. All of the elements except the washi tape and stenciling is from the Jan. grab bag and bonus items from Jan. in the Art Journal Emporium I have included my intention (word) of the year "heal" and 6 words to explore becoming uncaged. My word "Heal" was stamped on the page and on a teabag fabric which was glued over the page. fly and unleashed was painted with pearlescent watercolour. The journal spread also fits the Journal 52 Week 1 challenge for Word of the year "Heal"
These are all of my birds for our ATC group bird swap on Sunday, Jan. 17.
They are about 10 and a half inches tall. Mine are fabric over felt and cardboard, with bead stitched eyes and legs. I used fabric samples rescued from possible trash and remnants and rubber stamped various stamps on parts of the birds. I also coffee stained most of the beaks and wings. I crocheted small hearts with cotton thread and stitched them on the back. Some of the fabric is printed with a stencil on the Gellie plate. Most of the ones I got back in trade are paper over cardboard.
It was a great make and trade day and I got a lovely collection of birds back from the other members of the group.
I have added this post to the Lets Play link party on A Colorful Journey.
The photo below is of all the lovely birds I received back in trade from the members of the group. They are all beautiful.
The challenge for week 3 over on Journal 52 was a prompt to do a David Bowie lyrics and the alternate prompt is your favourite lyrics. I chose to do Space Oddity by David Bowie and Chris Hadfield. For my background I spread gesso on the pages, then used a bondo spreader to scrape black, blue, turquoise and iridescence acrylic paint over the page and then stenciled a city skyline on the bottom. The photos and lyrics were done digitally and glued on.