Saturday, October 25, 2014

Love, As Simple As a Bird's Song - Journal 52 Week 43

Journal 52, Week 43 = Stencil It!

How I love playing with stencils! I started with pink cardstock. I put a large piece of needlepoint plastic over the whole piece and sprayed with purple Dylusion Sprays. Then, I added the heart on top and criss-cross stencils and used my Copic air brush with a dark red over. Then, I used the bird and smaller heart stencils and dabbed with gesso. Small letter stencils dabbed with black acrylic, LOVE outlined from letter stencils and colored with Pitt pens. Bird is outlined with water soluble pencil, and a few music notes stamped with black and white. Just a touch of white gel pen for accents on the letters.

Sentiment: Love, as simple as a bird's song.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hoping All Your Wishes Come True

Journal 52, Week 42 , prompt "Magic".
I had a sheet of glittery foam that I had just picked up in a package from the dollar store today. I glued it to tagboard, used Distress Paint in Picket Fence to make the swirl, used some glitter glues for stars, added a chopstick and a paper star on foam to raise it to the level of the stick, cut out letters in white, and added a few star embellishments. Last minute, added a bit of Wink of Stella to the star that had been sprayed with a yellow Copic marker and outlined with yellow glitter glue. The chop stick was also covered with glitter glue.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mosaic Inspired Journal 52

Journal 52, Week 41, Mosaic Inspired
Can you even tell it is a pumpkin? I think they look evil at times with their cavernous mouths and wicked eyes.
Black tagboard, ModPodge, paint store chips cut down, left-over scraps of paper, gel pen in green, white gel pen by Signo.

Okay, I couldn't stand it and had to do another. I like this one better. Broken, shattered, yet whole and beautiful! Collage, black pen and Signo uniball white pen.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

If I Leave, You'll Never Find Me

Susi from Art Journal Journey stopped by and suggested I take a look at their journal challenge, Deep in the Forest. So, I did and I was motivated. So motivated that I couldn't sleep last night (ever happen to you?) while I imagined how I would drip paint for the trees over a huge white moon. And, when I started this double page spread, all that went out the window (ever happen to you?). As I was waiting for the trees to dry I spied my new little zombies from Sugar Pea designs and knew I needed them to be playing in the forest. Acrylics were rolled in blue for the background and covered with a green leave stencil. Trees were painted with several browns. Small white dots with Hero Arts ink and punchinella, green acrylic with textured foam, big white and black with bubble wrap and acrylic. I used my Hero Arts White ink for the zombies. and the lines on corrugated cardboard. I love that ink pad! I masked off the tree with painter's tape to make the little girl hide behind the tree and added a Copic colored owl and mushrooms from stamps.
If I Leave, You'll Never Find Me
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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Journal 52, Week 40 - Experiment!

This week, 40, for Journal 52, the prompt was "Experiment!"
I fought doing this one, because I knew it was time to pull out my sewing machine. I have never added sewing to my journal pages and I don't like sewing so this has been a constant nagging in my little creative brain. I also just finished the laundry and had another one of those dryer sheets. So, I grabbed a piece of cardstock, sprayed it and the dryer sheet with Dylusions, sopped some up with deli paper, and dunked a tag on the deli paper (I don't like to waste any color.). Then I propped each of them up and used an eye dropper to drop alcohol inks and let the colors run. After everything was dry, I rolled up the dryer sheet and sewed it to the card. It reminded me of a creature escaping into the sky so I went with "Soar" which I stamped with my new white Hero Arts Pigment Ink in white. WOW! I love this white. I added some of my own stamps in white and blue and a few little glittery stars and decided to stop. Sometimes I think I cover too much and lose what I love about a piece, and
I like this one just the way it is!
Dylusions Spray
Dylusions Sprays
Alcohol Drips
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ball Point Pen Coloring

I just read about the technique of using ball point pens and a water brush with alcohol to push it around. (Jennifer Dove Just4FunCrafts) So, off to the store to purchase some ball point pens in colors. I used a stamp from Stampendous called Cling Bowl Bouquet, and some shiny white paper. This was a lot of fun and very different than working with my Copics. I grabbed some leftover pieces of paper and used strips to make a background on a yellow acrylic colored page of my journal. Took some leftover leaves from this morning's card making venture and added some white pencil veins. Used the negative from a die cut of "hello" and colored through it with Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn. Then, I added a hummingbird stamp that I also colored with the pens and alcohol.

This was done for Journal Workshops, "Something I have Never Done"