Hi friends :)
I'd like to share an art journal spread. I was experimenting and playing with supplies and really wanted to use the packaging net from apples to give texture to the pages, so this is the spring themed project I ended up with which is basically about celebrating life.
Synopsis of the process:
Since this is an old diary which I use as an art journal, I usually glue 2 pages together to make the pages more sturdy and then apply white gesso on them. Then in this case, I adhered the packaging net with the gesso (which also acts as a good glue). Next, applied some colored texture paste through a leaf design stencil (colored the texture paste by mixing it with green color spray), after that stamped some flowers on scraps of cardstock, then colored them with distress crayons and zig markers and fussy cut them. Then colored the page with ink sprays and used sprays of water to create movement. Next, adhered the flowers with mono multi liquid glue. Then did some background stamping to create more texture and tie all the elements together. Then did some doodling with camlin markers, finally added the sentiments (spring to life and life is beautiful) from stickers and a delicate yellow fabric butterfly and created some white splashes with watered down white gesso.
List of Supplies:
1. Stamplorations stamps- big bloom factory
2. So suzy cling stamps- clematis doodle
3. Mudra stamps- hexa
4. Ranger's Archival Jet black inkpad
5. Acrylic block
6. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens (pack of 12)
7. Camlin Brush pens (pack of 6)
8. Aqua brush- small, medium
9. Little Birdie Color Splash Sprays- Lime splash, lemon zing, ocean mist
10. Camlin White Gesso
11. Paint brushes
12. Water spray bottle
13. Leaf stencil
14. Distress crayons set 1
15. Tim Holtz Chit chat stickers
16. Epoxy stickers
17. Tombow mono multi glue
18. Fabric butterfly
19. Mont Marte- Texture paste
20. Palette knives
Here are a few pictures of the pages :--
I am playing along with the following challenges:
More than words March Main Challenge (the word beautiful is there in the title "life is beautiful" and there is a butterfly on the page)
Scrapping4funchallenges #86 (I have recycled the packaging net from apples to create texture on the pages)
PS: I'm also excited to share that I am having a small crafty giveaway which is open to anyone worldwide (international folks are most welcome). All the details can be found here -- I'd be super thrilled and honored if you play along :) the prize is a 25 USD gift certificate to any store you like. It is open till the end of march and you can do as many or as few steps as you like.
I'd also encourage you to have a look at the youtube channels of some of the artists I love watching, who have inspired me to explore mixed media: Gabrielle Pollacco and Marta L.
Thanks for your time! Would love to read your comments :)