Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Art Journal Page 170

Hi everyone!

I recently received a bouquet of gorgeous roses which were wrapped in some textural 'paper' and I wanted to incorporate it into a journal page. So that's how the page started and well, it just went from there!

You can watch the full process video on YouTube by clicking HERE.

Products used:

Liquitex Professional gesso
Textural 'paper' from a bunch of roses I recently received
Chromacryl Gel Medium
Golden gesso
Reeves 'deep turquoise' acrylic paint
Liquitex Basics 'copper' acrylic paint
Art Basics light paste by Finnabair
Dylusions 'diamonds small' stencil
Aquamarine Nuvo Embellishment Mousse by Tonic Studios
Fresh Copper Nuvo Embellishment Mousse by Tonic Studios
Scotch Quick Dry adhesive
Ochre NeoColor II
Faber-Castell 'champagne gold' gelato
Portfolio 'golden brown' water soluble oil pastel
Black Stabilo All pencil
Aqua brush
Black Touch pen
Chipboard sunglasses (free gift with an online purchase)
Inkssentials Glossy Accents by Ranger










Thanks so much for stopping by!

Smiles
Jen

Monday, September 25, 2017

Art Journal Page 169

Hi everyone!

Today I wanted to try a new technique that I saw over on Bella Rose Creative YouTube channel. You can click on the link HERE to watch Bella's technique. It wasn't a huge success but I have played with it since and have had fun playing around with the different mediums and the matte varnish.

Once I finished the background I didn't know where to go with this page, once again. But I soon saw an angel in there somewhere so just went with that LOL

You can watch the full process video on YouTube by clicking HERE.

Products used:

Tim Holtz 'melange' tissue wrap
Liquitex Professional Matte Medium
Dylusions 'lemon zest' ink spray
Dylusions 'fresh lime' ink spray
Dylusions 'dirty martini' ink spray
Dylusions 'calypso teal' ink spray
Dylusions 'london blue' ink spray
Atelier Matte Varnish
Golden gesso
The Crafters Workshop 'mini receipt' stencil
The Crafters Workshop 'fairywings' stencil by Carmen Medlin
Reeves 'mars black' acrylic paint
Liquitex Professional gesso
Clear WOW! embossing pen
Ranger 'gold tinsel' embossing powder
Heidi Swapp 'gold' Color Shine
White embossing powder
The Crafters Workshop 'elegant bracket' stencil
Ranger 'jet black' archival ink
Tim Holtz 'black soot' distress oxide
Scotch Quick Dry adhesive
Faber-Castell 'cold grey' PITT artist big brush















Thanks so much for stopping by!

Smiles
Jen

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Playing around with acrylic & varnish

Hi everyone!

I recently watched a video on YouTube by Bella Rose Creative. She was experimenting with matte varnish and how it reacted with sprays on her journal which prompted me to have a play with it myself on my recent Ustream show (you can watch the recording by clicking HERE).

The first page I really loved how it turned out. I applied gesso to the page, sprayed 'greased lightnin' green' and 'edelweiss moss green' by Lindy's Stamp Gang, as well as Adirondack 'sunset orange' color wash. I then quickly squirted a good amount of matte varnish to the page and folded in half and 'squished' it together, opened it up and this was the result:


I'm glad I took a photo of it before I started playing with the page and adding more to it. I decided to sponge on some white gesso over The Crafters Workshop 'cosmic bubbles' stencil and the following photo is the result:


Next I used Dylusions 'black marble' spray ink and Adirondack 'red pepper' Color Wash, then squirted on a good amount of matte varnish, squished the page together and opened it up to reveal the following:


For the next page I used Tattered Angels 'fully purple' glimmer mist and Dylusions 'rose quartz' ink spray (forgot to take a photo before I added the titanium white over The Crafters Workshop 'blazonry' stencil). This is the result:


Next we decided to use Lindy's Stamp Gang Hawaiian Flat Magicals to see how they worked with the matte varnish. I used 'ocean breeze blue', 'aloha avacado' and 'magical mai tai'. The result was a bit disappointing, but at least we tried it!


For our next experiment we used Tim Holtz 'candied apple' and 'black soot' distress oxides. As predicted the page wasn't as vivid as the sprays, obviously because when the oxidisation takes effect it dulls the colours, but it's a different take on the technique.


We decided to take two separate pages, gesso them both, spray Dylusions 'black marble' ink spray and Adirondack 'red pepper' Color Wash then add the varnish onto only one of the geessoed pages then take the plain gessoed page and sit it on top of the sprays & varnish page and smoosh them together. Once separated they looked awesome!!!! Again I forgot to take photos until after I sprayed them with some Heidi Swapp 'gold' Color Shine



For our last experiment we used Edelweiss Moss Green Starburst Spray with Adirondack Sailboat Blue Color Wash, then the matte varnish and this is the result:


Now that was a lot of fun, and a LOT OF MESS to clean up LOL. But at least I now have a few page starters for my home-made journal 😀

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Smiles
Jen

Friday, September 22, 2017

Art Journal Page 168

Hi everyone!

Today I'm working in my Dylusions 8"x5" Creative Journal (it's almost full!), and I wanted to use the distress oxides in the background.

Once I had done the background I didn't want to ruin it by adding anything on top of it that would re-activate the oxides, such a dilemma! So I decided to spray it with a coat of workable fixative.

I was still apprehensive so I thought I would adhere some tissue wrap on top of it, thinking the background colours would come through. They did, but you didn't really get all the yummy texture and depth.

Oh well, maybe next time I will just add the fixative and try my luck!

You can watch the full process video on YouTube by clicking HERE.

Products used:

Liquitex Professional gesso
Dry wall tape
Golden gesso
Tim Holtz 'peeled paint' Distress Oxide
Tim Holtz 'twisted citron' Distress Oxide
Tim Holtz 'cracked pistachio' Distress Oxide
Micador Workable Matt Fixative
Tim Holtz 'melange' tissue wrap
Liquitex Professional Matte Medium
Turquoise opaque light body acrylic by Jacquard
Pearl Turquoise light body metallic acrylic by Jacquard
Pearl White light body metallic acrylic by Jacquard
Sunset Gold light body metallic acrylic by Jacquard
Lindy's Stamp Gang 'ocean breeze blue' Hawaiian Flat Magicals
Scotch Quick Dry adhesive
Faber-Castell 'cold grey' PITT artist big brush marker
Black PILOT FriXion pen
Clear WOW! embossing pen
Ranger 'gold tinsel' embossing powder
'vivid green' Inktense pencil
Black Stabilo All pencil












Thanks so much for stopping by!

Smiles
Jen

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Art Journal Page 167

Hi everyone!

I wanted to try something different today so found these glass beads in my stash and thought I'd give them a go. I didn't do much to the background, could have added more colour such as weeds and coral, it's a start.

You can watch the full process video on YouTube by clicking HERE.

Products used:

Liquitex Professional gesso
Liquitex Professional glass beads
Mont Marte 'ultramarine blue' acrylic
Mont Marte 'cobalt blue' acrylic paint
Tim Holtz 'salty ocean' distress paint
Semco 'sky blue' acrylic paint
Tattered Angels 'jazz blue' glimmer mist
Tattered Angels 'midnight blue' glimmer mist
Tattered Angels 'patina' glimmer mist
Tattered Angels 'turquoise blue' glimmer mist
Tattered Angels 'pearl' glimmer mist
Black 0.7mm POSCA pen
Black Touch pen












Thanks so much for stopping by!

Smiles
Jen