I apologise for not posting sooner, I promise I haven’t dissapeared again, I am happy to report that I have been busy making a right old mess with the paints and inks
On new years day I decided to make a collage from a sheet of 12×12 board which came with our new 2014 calendars, its seemed a shame to throw it out as it was a nice piece of card so I decided to re-purpose it.
To begin with I covered the whole thing with white gesso, then I added random scraps of torn papers all over the card till I was happy with how it looked, at this point it looked like this:
Next I covered the whole thing in gesso:
Then I covered it with random colours of green and yellow acrylic paints and built up the layers:
Finally I added a distressed edge all the way around the board using a sponge and a brown dye inkpad, I also added the quote you see taken from a sheet of scrapbook paper and added a few bits of bling to finish it off:
Today I decided to add some patterned tissue paper to the pocket page I did yesterday, while I was at it I decorated the next page in my planner too, I chose the word Journey for this page because it summed up the whole new year ahead in a way.
Here are my pictures:
For 2014 Im going to take part in the documented life project (http://www.robenmarie.com/blog/2013/12/14/the-documented-life-project.html)
For this challenge you need a planner (although you could use a journal or any book you have) and each week there are going to be new themes and challenges released.
To help me get back into the swing of creating again I decided to give it a whirl, and up until today I hadn’t done anything with my planner because the challenge doesn’t officially start till January 1st!
Below is my planner all ready for the new year
I removed the piece of paper that was on the front of the planner and decided to use it to make a pocket for my book:
First of all I glued random papers all over it and let the glue dry:
Then I decided to make a background for a tag on a sheet of card using the same method as above:
I glued my tag to the back of the paper, then cut round the shape of the tag so that I would get a random background on my tag:
Next I folded 2 tabs on the back of the pocket so that I could use them to glue the pocket to the book:
Then I trimmed off the front to make it look tidier:
I decided it needed more colour so I sprayed them both with ink:
I used my heat gun to dry the ink, once they were dry I added the finishing touches and then glued the pocket inside the planner with the tag inserted, which you can see below:
Its been ages since I last blogged, I haven’t created any art for over 6 months now, today I decided to have a go at making a quick and easy journal page and this is what I made below:
Apologies for not posting yesterday, the constant hot weather had me feeling a little out of sorts and feeling sickly so I had a couch day watching movies.
Today I have a simple tag to share with you, this is created using the shabby chic tissue paper backgrounds which I did a tutorial for on my other blog.
The poppies where done with acrylic paints through a stencil by That Special Touch, these are called Mica Masks; I love how thick the plastic is on these stencils.
I added a fake sewn border using a rubber stamp from a Tim Holtz set and used a black Posca paint pen to outline the poppies and give them a centre. The quote is from a sheet of printable quotes which I cut out and outlined.
Pretty simple and straightforward but sometimes less can be moreish!
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