Thursday, 15 July 2010

Getting Messy

I've been having fun and getting messy with some art journal pages. I didn't really have a plan I just wanted to try some techniques, see what worked and what didn't. The stamp I picked up and used for this page is a cupcake..........mmmm maybe that should have told me something at the beginning. I still think it looks a bit unfinished but the journaling reads ' Why are cakes bad...........when they taste so nice?' Why indeed!
......Anyway back to the journal page. I built up lots of layers of first gesso, then acrylic paint in red and hot pink with a touch of yellow. The stars are stencilled with gesso, cupcakes stamped with black ink all finished with a spritz of shimmerz spray ink and some tiny tape measure.

This is another page yet to be journaled built up in a similar way but with some additional collage elements. I love the bit of book page I used it says ' even educated fleas do it'. The butterfly is one of many that I have which is a copyright free image that I printed onto safmat. They make brilliant stickers.
The techniques came courtesy of Journal Artista who has some great tutorials on you tube.

I don't know what the weather is like where you are but after the heat of last week things have turned a bit more showery and windy here. After a downpour last night a double rainbow appeared......


Sarah said...

wow I love the look of the journal pages - the blue one has a lovely dreamy quality.. you are so clever. I will check out the techniques on the link you provided thank you x

alexa said...

These are glorious - and what a wonderful contrast they make! Love the hot rich reds and golds .. but adore the deep blues as well. Must go and explore that link - thank-you!

Wrightboysmum said...

Yummmm. I love the book page quote it's made me smile a lot!