Hi crafry peeps! Teresa here, I'm really loving the art journaling trend. The thing I love most is the freedom I feel when I'm working on a page that's one of many pages in a journal. There is no pressure to get it right the first time, because if it doesn't quite work out the way I imagined, there's always another day and another page. It's all about playing, and enjoying the process rather than producing a completed article.
This post is about four pages in a little album. I used the Mini Journal Boards as the base, as well as some Double Scoop Gelatos® and some Design Memory Craft mediums:
Here goes a photo heavy post!
The first page started with a layer of Margarita Mix, smooched around with a wet brush:
I then painted some Glaze medium onto my stamps (Darkroom Door's Criss Cross Texture and Possible Quote stamps). I then allowed the Glaze to dry completely.
I then dripped the Chocolate wash from the top of the page. See how the Glaze-stamped images resist the brown?
Here's the first page complete:
The second page started with a couple of the metallic Gelatos® - Metallic Mint and Metallic Melon. I applied these to the board and spread them around a little with a wet finger. I didn't want them mixing too much:
I then applied some Raspberry to the edges, and smudged it around with a dry finger. I used a dry finger because I really wanted some intense colour:
I then grabbed a stencil (one with large open areas) and applied the Raspberry through it:
Because there was so much product on this page, and a huge potential for smudging, I gave it a light coat of Glaze medium to seal it:
Here's the page complete with some Darkroom Door Sweet Treats paper products:
The third page has several layers. It started with a layer of Lemon, applied quickly and leaving some of the white board showing. I then stamped over it with Darkroom Door's Script Texture stamp and the Butterfly Eclectic stamp in a waterproof ink:
I then applied some Gel Medium through a stencil. The Gel Medium has a thick consistency, so it's great for stenciling:
Here it is - see that it's white now, but when it dries it's completely transparent:
Here's the third page complete:
The fourth page started with strips of old book page glued down with Gel Medium:
and then a wash with Snow Cap:
I then applied the coloured Whipped Spackle through a stencil and when it was dry, I added some Butterscotch around the edges and spread it around with a dry finger:
Here's the completed page:
If you're still with me, I thank you! This certainly was a long post!
I hope I've inspired you to create your own eclectic little collection of pages. I look forward to showing you more art journaling in the very near future.