Wednesday, 15 June 2016

"A Dream is a Wish...." Art Journal Page

A big Hello to All! 
Michelle here with a simple art journal page anyone can give a go, and the beauty is it will not take you long!
So without further ado here it is:


And here is how to do it!
Firstly on a "Gessoed" fresh page of my journal, I placed a circle of old book paper somewhere near the middle of the page (yes, I never measure...!). 
I then splashed around some Steel Shimmer spray.


Next with my Derwent Inktense Pencils, I scribbled around the rim of the circle with a few different colours. (The inktense pencils react with water to become an ink and once dry does not move, the same effect can be achieved with watercolour pencils, water soluble crayons and gelatoes, however they will keep reacting to varying degrees with any wet media you add so be mindful of that)


With a water brush I wet the "pencilled" areas to spread the colour, I even gave it a spray with water to create a bit of lovely "Drippage".



Once dry I thinned some Dusty Charcoal Colour Paste with water and spread it around the circle with a brush, then while it was still wet and somewhat clumpy, I  used a "Plastic Sticky Thing" with a point from my stash, (sorry do not know what it is called) to "draw" lines in the paste and mess it up a little. You could use a skewer, old pencil, end of a paintbrush to get the same effect. 


 I then started to layer colour pastes in Rose Petal and Snow White straight from the tub with a paint brush, this gives the circle some dimension and shine.



Once completely dry (does not take long), I stamped an image on the circle with Stazon Ink, I used some cool wings. Then, with an ordinary lead pencil, I scribbled across the middle to create some movement (these lines will not react with any wet medium I place over the top).



Then with my Black Inktense pencil I added to the wing shape so that they looked like they were moving (well I tried, I am no Artist thats for sure!) I then used a water brush over the black to accentuate the colour a little more, once wet will then not react with any more wet medium I use over the top.


Using Punchinella as a stencil I added some Steel Colour Paste down the middle of my circle between the wings.



 
If you get a few dots on the wings just wipe with a baby wipe before it dries so that the wings are visible again.



Using a Paint pen in white I highlighted a few areas so that the wings "popped" and a little around the circle too.



I then embossed a chipboard heart With a few layers in the colours Bling, Steel and Royalty. I just kept adding layers till I was happy with the effect and the dimension, the more layers the more dimension!


Then I glued it in the middle of my wings and the page is just about done!


All that is left to do is add a quote (I used a Tim Holtz Phrase Sticker).

And the page is complete!


A few more close up shots for you:


Sorry about the length of this post, but you are almost to the end, thanks for joining me today!


Colour Blast Products used:
Colour pastes: Steel, Rose Petal, Snow White and Dusty Charcoal
Embossing Powders:  Bling, Steel, and Royalty.

Hope you have been inspired! 
Till next time! 



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