I have been watching Marta's videos for a long time and pored over her work and wanted to try and do some art journalling. If you have never seen her work I can highly recommend taking a look.
Well I did it and this is the result.
I chose a kraft background for the first one and started by tearing this image out of a table napkin and adding the top layer to the page using podge. I then covered the entire page with a coat of clear gesso as I wanted the kraft to show through.
Next I used a script stencil with white gesso to create some interest and did some stamping in black ink on the background page. I used red and green spray mists and a lot of water to get the desired effect.
I covered the image and a little way around it with some picket fence distress paint to soften and age it a little. Then used picket fence distress stain to create the splats. The phrase and word were stamped in black ink.
Finally I used black ink to create some little splats.
This next one was done on a white page that had roses in the top left corner and in the bottom right corner.
I covered the page with clear gesso because I wanted to see the paper through. I used a Tim Hotlz stencil to create the lines coming down the page and the little circles were stamped in black in and then coloured in. The big coffee stains are also a stamp.
The quote was stamped onto white paper and cut out and stuck onto the page and then edged with a black charcoal pencil to create a shadow effect.
This image is a stamp. The face and one flower which I stamped out three times. All of this page was coloured using Perfect Pearl Mists... I added some dimension glaze to some of the petals just for interest. I shaded around the girl with the same charcoal pencils which I then smudged.
Lastly is this one.
The quote was stamped in black ink and the beautiful butterfly is vellum Don't know where I got it but it is gorgeous.
I used the peach and the green for my colour on this layout and I am rather pleased with how it turned out. I think I will be doing a lot more of these. I love the freedom of just creating with no thought in mind of a finished product. This is indeed a journey of self discover.
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Till next time - Happy Scrapping!