Make Time For Art Textured Journal Page

I started this page out as an experiment to see what it would look like if I completely covered a journal page using embossed card and painted it. I wanted to see what it would look like and if I could emulate the look of embossed metal or leather and just played around with the paints until I was happy with how it looked, you can see my step by step pictures below:

Step 1: I glued several pieces of embossed card that I had embossed using embossing folders onto my pages:


Step 2: I painted the whole page with a layer of gesso:


Step 3: Next I painted the pages a dark brown and burgundy mix of acylic paint


Step 4: Using my fingertips and various colours of metallic paint I gently rubbed across the surface to highlight and burnish all the raised parts till I was happy with how it looked.


Step 5: I affixed a stamped panel that I created separately using masking techniques to create a collage montage with the words Make Time For Art printed on it. I also added the clock face and hands which are die cuts from the Tim Holtz Alterations range.


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Art Is Good For The Soul Journal Page

When I got up this morning I was greeted to a miserable grey wet day, so to cheer myself up I decided to make a journal page using lots of bright colours and my new Balzer Designs Stencils. I think I accomplished my mission because the page made me feel happier inside and it certainly is BRIGHT! I took a few pictures of the process for those who are interested in how I made this page.

To begin with I randomly stencilled over various colours of paint onto my page:


Next I added spray inks to the page to cover up all those white bits – I dont like white paper showing through!


Using a Posca Paint Pen in White and Black I outlined the stencil design



To finish it up I added the quote: Art Is Good For The Soul – because it is 🙂



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Silhouette Numbers Journal Page

I created this journal page for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge, this weeks challenge is to use NUMBERS in our art so I decided to use my new Dina Wakley Number stamp and my new Dina Wakley Silhouette Stencils to create my page for the challenge.

To begin with I splashed paints on my page using various colours of acrylics and a Balzer Designs Stencil and a home made circle stencil until I was happy with how the background looked:



Next I stamped the numbers stamp and a heart shaped stamp on the page and heat set to dry it.




Using a Posca Paint Pen I outlined the stamped images with white.


To finish I added a silhouette stencilled image I created using background stamps, inks and gesso and added further white highlights.


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