Hope your week is going along ok. I have had the day off today and I have been resting and puddling with my Art Journal which is relaxing. I have wanted to try some different techniques with my paints and sprays and I am ‘getting a bit techy’ . Gotta start Somewhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just decided to start anywhere in my journal, I could have begun at the start but what fun is that!!
Technique 1 – MISTING – I decided on doing a double page and to begin with I just used a few of my Dylusions inks and misted randomly over the pages.
Technique 2 – BRAYER – As I didn’t have a small foam brayer, I just used my palette knife and moved a bit of white paint around on the pages. You can see it has picked up a bit of the Dylusions ink, but that doesn’t matter.
Technique 4 – Stenciling – I pulled out my one of a few stencils and I used some Texture Paste over it to get the dimension on my pages. I love how it sits up.
Technique 5 – Collage – You can use just about anything to make a collage on your page; old paper pattern, masking tape, washi tape, magazine images, you name it. I decided on some plain tissue tape and then I added a bit of Gesso over it.
Technique 6 – Stamping – As most of you know I am a mad stamper and you will probably see a lot of it in my journaling. I stamped the flowers in black and the leaves with green paint, I stamped the butterflies on pattern paper and then coloured them in with pencil and added a bit of Shimmer Pen. It is a little hard to see but their wings are a bit shiny. To finish it I did a free hand border with black pen and a bit of stamped jouranling and a bit of white paint swiped around the edges……………….
I am pretty pleased with my first pages and I have so many ideas I want to get them out of my head and into my journal!
Stay Tuned and Happy Jouranling