Welcome back to another week of sharing our journals with you! We are embellishing this week. I started to go through my hundreds of photos from my trip to Italy in 2011. I picked some of my favorites. Those that have a story to tell or that represent my trip best. Adding color, textures, and words was next.
I drew some on the Chalk Board Painted circle with a Stamper's Big White Pen, Metallic PITT Artist Pen in Silver, and an Art Grip White Colored Pencil. I added a title "Italy" with the Stamper's Big White Pen.
Then, I used another Stampendous stamp and a Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Chrome Yellow to stamp some text.
I used our new Texture Gems™ in Gold to embellish a bit and create some sparkle to my title area. They look like little gold gems and stay puffy when dry!
On to my next page in my journal book... I used the Paper Crafter Crayons™ in an assortment of colors from all three color sets to shade the bricks in. I layered colors for a fun look.
Then, I used our Chalk Board Paint to splatter on the page with our stipple brush from the Gelatos Tool Set.
I added a photo and some word strips using the Gel Medium as an adhesive and top coat (to the word stickers only).
I also added the title puffy stickers with Gel Medium too. I wanted to ensure they would on fall off later! This stuff holds it's ground!
Next up, is another page using Gelatos® colors from the Pastels set. I used my finger to blend the colors over the collaged background.
Adding some Texture Luxe in Gold with a sponge applicator through a stencil (101 Collection) creates the perfect embellished background for a page about Italy!
It picks up just the right amount of texture and leaves a very metallic shimmer to the page!
I did brush a light coat of Gel Medium over it in order to write smoothly with an Essential PITT Artist Pen in small tip.
The last page I'm going to share with you, shows how I used the Metallic Gelatos® Colors wet over a Gel Medium stenciled background.
I was inspired by the colors and textures of Tuscany, Italy when I visited there and hope you enjoy my art that captures some of the beauty I saw on my trip. Be sure to join me next Tuesday as I share my finished pages with you. Check back throughout this week to see how Tiffany, Rita and Lisa are working on their art journals.