Friday, September 22, 2017

Art Journal Page 168

Hi everyone!

Today I'm working in my Dylusions 8"x5" Creative Journal (it's almost full!), and I wanted to use the distress oxides in the background.

Once I had done the background I didn't want to ruin it by adding anything on top of it that would re-activate the oxides, such a dilemma! So I decided to spray it with a coat of workable fixative.

I was still apprehensive so I thought I would adhere some tissue wrap on top of it, thinking the background colours would come through. They did, but you didn't really get all the yummy texture and depth.

Oh well, maybe next time I will just add the fixative and try my luck!

You can watch the full process video on YouTube by clicking HERE.

Products used:

Liquitex Professional gesso
Dry wall tape
Golden gesso
Tim Holtz 'peeled paint' Distress Oxide
Tim Holtz 'twisted citron' Distress Oxide
Tim Holtz 'cracked pistachio' Distress Oxide
Micador Workable Matt Fixative
Tim Holtz 'melange' tissue wrap
Liquitex Professional Matte Medium
Turquoise opaque light body acrylic by Jacquard
Pearl Turquoise light body metallic acrylic by Jacquard
Pearl White light body metallic acrylic by Jacquard
Sunset Gold light body metallic acrylic by Jacquard
Lindy's Stamp Gang 'ocean breeze blue' Hawaiian Flat Magicals
Scotch Quick Dry adhesive
Faber-Castell 'cold grey' PITT artist big brush marker
Black PILOT FriXion pen
Clear WOW! embossing pen
Ranger 'gold tinsel' embossing powder
'vivid green' Inktense pencil
Black Stabilo All pencil












Thanks so much for stopping by!

Smiles
Jen

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Art Journal Page 167

Hi everyone!

I wanted to try something different today so found these glass beads in my stash and thought I'd give them a go. I didn't do much to the background, could have added more colour such as weeds and coral, it's a start.

You can watch the full process video on YouTube by clicking HERE.

Products used:

Liquitex Professional gesso
Liquitex Professional glass beads
Mont Marte 'ultramarine blue' acrylic
Mont Marte 'cobalt blue' acrylic paint
Tim Holtz 'salty ocean' distress paint
Semco 'sky blue' acrylic paint
Tattered Angels 'jazz blue' glimmer mist
Tattered Angels 'midnight blue' glimmer mist
Tattered Angels 'patina' glimmer mist
Tattered Angels 'turquoise blue' glimmer mist
Tattered Angels 'pearl' glimmer mist
Black 0.7mm POSCA pen
Black Touch pen












Thanks so much for stopping by!

Smiles
Jen

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Art Journal Page 166

Hi everyone!

Another journal page today.

I had no idea what I was going to do today so I just played with my Liquitex Basics paints and went from there! It's taking me a while to get back into my art journal and actually just 'play'. Again I'm doing circles and stripes, I think I need to branch out and try something different *sigh*

You can watch the full process video on YouTube by clicking HERE.

Products used:

Liquitex Professional gesso
Liquitex Basics 'bright aqua green' acrylic paint
Liquitex Basics 'light blue permanent' acrylic paint
Pebeo 'cerulean blue' acrylic paint
Liquitex Basics 'quinacridone magenta' acrylic paint
Liquitex Basics 'cadmium yellow deep hue' acrylic paint
Reeves 'titanium white' acrylic paint
CreativePL 'mars black' acrylic paint
Dylusions 8"x5" 'diamond border' stencil
Tim Holtz 'stripes' layering stencil
The Crafters Workshop 'mini mod spirals' stencil
Fiskars Circle Shape Cutter/Stencil
Prima by Finnabair small background stamp (item # 961848)
Ranger 'jet black' archival ink
White medium point Sharpie paint pen
Black POSCA pen
Masking tape
Black Stabilo All pencil
















Thanks so much for stopping by!

Smiles
Jen


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Art Journal Page 165

Hi everyone!

Well, the ICAD challenge is now complete and over for another year. I don't know if I'll attempt it next year as this was a massive challenge for me. I'm glad I actually got through it though. Mission accomplished!

So, creating all those ICADs gave me the urge to get back into my art journalling. It didn't come as easily as I thought though. I kept adding layers upon layers as I do when I'm stumped. Once I thought I'd had added enough layers I thought the page had a kind of magical feel to it, so I googled 'whimsical images' and found the unicorn.

So, as I do (because I cannot draw) I printed the image onto copy paper and cut it out with a craft knife, very carefully as I wanted to use it as a stencil and mask. That was very time consuming but in the end, worth it.

Once the unicorn was on the page I decided it needed a title or something else. I couldn't think of anything else so searched for a 'believe' quote and found the one I used. Although it needed to be written on the page, not printed & glued. It stumped me until I just bit the bullet and decided to have a go at it. I used a Stabilo All pencil so that I could erase easily if needed (it was LOL), then when OK with how it looked went over it with a black POSCA pen. Quite pleased with my handwriting efforts LOL.

Anyway, glad the first journal page is out of the way and I can get back into it, although I don't think there will be done as frequently as the ICADs. I will try to post one page a week and if there are more, well that's a bonus!

You can watch the full process video on YouTube by clicking HERE.

Products used:

Liquitex Professional Gesso
? 'flamingo pink' acrylic paint
Pebeo 'cerulean blue' acrylic paint
Reeves 'titanium white' acrylic paint
Liquitex Basics 'copper' acrylic paint
Simon Says Stamp 'ring cluster' stencil
Liquitex Basics 'bronze' acrylic paint
Global 'brilliant gold' acrylic paint
Tim Holtz 'trellis' layering stencil
Tim Holtz 'stripes' layering stencil
Creative PL 'mars black' acrylic paint
Brilliance 'cosmic copper' ink by Tsukeniko
Black Stabilo All pencil
Black POSCA pen
Heidi Swapp 'gold' Color Shine















Thanks so much for stopping by!

Smiles
Jen

Friday, September 15, 2017

ICAD 2017 - Day 61 - Sunset

Hi everyone!

Well you would have thought this one would have been a walk in the park for me, as I'd done a few sunsets during this 61 day challenge - but oh no! I attempted this three times, until I just finally gave up and went with this one. I think I was just so happpy that this challenge was finally almost done!

You can watch the full process video on YouTube by clicking HERE.

Products used:

Canson 200gsm watercolour paper
Winsor & Newton Art Masking Fluid
Dylusions 'lemon zest' ink spray
Adirondack 'butterscotch' Color Wash
Lindy's Stamp Gang 'cajun carnelian bluebells' starburst stain
Tattered Angels 'candy apple red' glimmer mist
Tim Holtz 'black soot' distress oxide
Tim Holtz 'spiced marmalade' distress oxide
Tim Holtz 'candied apple' distress oxide
Tim Holtz 'dried marigold' distress ink
Scotch Quick Dry adhesive








Thanks so much for stopping by!

Smiles
Jen