I played last night and drew a funky little bird on book text. I coloured the bird with Graphitint pencils and blended with my water brush. I redrew the sketch lines with a black marker pen I coloured the iris with the same marker pen and the rest of the eye with a white Pen-touch. I coloured in the background with Lyra Aquacolor crayons and again blended with the water brush. Next I selected a journal page to use and sprayed Dylusions Inks through a couple of stencils I tore the bird paper to fit and glued it onto the journal background. I used several ink colours and sponged through a piece of sequin wast, making sure to get some on the bird paper as well.
On Sunday, April 17 I got a great little kit and instructions from one of the members of the ATC Vancouver swap group and some extra notes from another member and yesterday I left the kit for later and made a two row flag book. My covers are textured tissue ATC backgrounds that never did get made into ATCs. I used black cardstock to make my accordion spine and scraps from other projects to cut my flags. For content I used extra images left over from making the April ATCs for trading.
Who doesn't like to play with paper dolls? I had a lot of fun doing these art dolls and using up some of my old ATCs that were hanging out neglected and untraded in my swap binder. I used old untraded ATCs or altered playing cards for the torso and made heads, arm and legs to attach. My dolls are about 8 in. tall when finished. I used Rebeca McMeen digital art dolls resized for mine, but they could be made with magazine images or draw your own or rubber stamps. You do need to use cardstock for the parts and glue magazine images onto the cardstock to make them sturdy enough. I attached the limbs with tiny brads, glued the head and attached a paperclip at the top for hanging. This project works well for Carolyn Dube's "Use it or loose it" challenge.
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.
I am having an amazing time with the return of the Art Journal Caravan on the Art Journal Emporium. I have heard about it from friends who participated in previous years, but with the return this year it's my first time here. I have managed to do a journal page every week of Jan, some are for the weekly itineraries, some have been from the Art Journal Pockets challenges and some from the monthly Art Journal Emporium challenges. There is even prizes for some of these challenges so you might want to check it out and the goodies available at Tangie Baxters store
Now on with my Itinerary 4 in Art Journal Caravan and Journal 52 week 5 challenge psychedelic. I used Rebecca Uncaged paper 3, Tangie's collage sheets 1 and 5 from the Jan grab bag. The face is from Practically Imperfect, the 6 month loyalty bonus. I did the thinking deeper to express my step to following my goals and intentions lisited in AJP Goals challenge. Then I stamped the flowers and coloured them and the triangles with Potfolio pastels and pearlescent watercolours.