Monday 10 August 2020

"Note to Self" by Anita Enright

WOW!!! I can't believe it is August already!!

I hope you are loving all the inspiration that the Bee Arty design is bringing you.  And thank you all for supporting an amazing Australia company.

For my share today I created a very simple and bright page for my art journal.
I love playing with the artist inks as they are just so so rich in colour.... and of course I had to use my absolute favourite stencil.

I always apply a coat or two of Heavy White Gesso to my art journal page just to give it some more protection particularly when I am using very wet mediums.

After the gesso dried fully I then lightly sprayed with water and took several of my favourite Artist Inks and dropped several droplets of colour on the page and tipping and tilting the pages assisted with the movement of the colour.  In a couple of spots I used a wet brush to move and blend the colours.
I dried with a heat tool and then applied more colour to add more depth and strength.

When I created my page I didn't ensure the Artist Inks were completely dry before I applied my Mandela stencil to the page.  It didn't matter in the end as the paste picked up the colours a little and soften the overall effect.  I added some background stamping in black using the Textiles and Live Your Art clear stamps.  The wording I used on the page came from the Mantas Word Sheet from the Untangle collection. The black and white strip and doodle offcuts from around the wording I attached to the edges of the page. I finished the page just drawing around the outer edge around the wording with a black pen.

Artist Ink Colours Used

Thank you for stopping by. 
For all our crafty friends down south please stay safe.

Ciao for now.

Anita E

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely Fabulous! I love the intensity of the Artist Inks as well.