Saturday, November 12, 2016
I also used several of the new mediums, the Clear Gesso being my current fav!
I added a thin layer onto white cardstock because I knew I would be adding a good bit of water onto this page.
After the gesso dried, I used the thick Modeling Paste to stencil the rose from the 12×12, and the smaller one from the 6×6.
I used my watercolors to paint on top of just the modeling paste.
I was interested to see how the watercolor would react on just the portion with the paste, not all over like an Art Journal page…the paste created an uneven surface which provided lots of places for the paint to puddle and react.
That is what I love most about watercolor…having to let go enough to allow the paint to do what it’s own thing! I also added a very light wash of turquoise to the background.
Wanting to keep it the page light, I used a few Distress Inks in the lighter blue range to stencil the text, overlapping and using both sizes.
I finally added my photo using dimensional adhesive and a little chipboard sticker.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Hey there! I love the Fall for so many reasons; football season, cooler weather, Fall colors and the Holidays! Looking through my scrapbooks, November is notably a time of reflection and acknowledging the blessings in my life. I focused on the Digital Cut File, part of the monthly subscription at Scrapbook Circle, to create a layered, textured background for this page.
I knew I wanted to use this photo and after sifting through the kit, I decided to print it in black & white and use the black and white chevron patterned paper behind my cut file paper. The cut file is a triangular pattern that I randomly folded both back and front, giving the piece texture and a peek at the pattern behind.
I also used the black and white drawn leaf patterned paper and watercolored it using yellows, oranges and peach colors. Fussy cutting a portion of that painted pattern, I layered it under the photo as well as a white tag and some other embellishments.
I also used the exclusive Scrapbook Circle acrylic script word embellishments, which are clear, and colored the pieces by painting the back with a matching Copic marker.
I love the warmth this layout conveys and more than that, I love the story that the photograph tells! Thanks for stopping by the Blog today. You can see the original Blog post HERE!
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Can you believe it is November? Time seems to be slipping by faster than normal this past several weeks...An even better reason for trying to slow down and 'capture' a moment! This was a LO I made using the Scrapbook Circle October kit, 'The Weekender.'
I did lots of fussy cutting between the patterned paper from Shimelle and the metallic gold cards from Pretty Little Studio, cutting leaves. I created a cascade of the leaves to highlight the theme and background of my photo from a Fall photo shoot.
I made a photo mat using another of the metallic cards and a piece of the paper from Pretty Little Studio from the Oakley Avenue collection. I added lots of the cut apart tags from the Oakley Avenue collection and some of the gold foam American Crafts Thickers.
The 'capture' title was perfect for this day, this time of year and the reason for memory keeping itself!
Thanks for stopping by the Blog today.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Friday, October 21, 2016
Hello! I have been so behind in posting my current projects to my Blog. This time of year starts getting crazy busy and doesn't seem to stop until after the New Year...SO, trying to get better about that and I am sharing my latest art journal spread with you today using lots of new The Crafter’s Workshop Mediums that are divine…as well as several stencils!
After the gesso had dried, I used several colors of blues and rose gold acrylics to lay the foundation.
I continued to add layers with darker blues, allowing drying time in between.
I used the piece of this 12×12 stencil that had a grid/receipt and some dark dye ink.
I added several layers of tissue paper and random cards with text on them over the base. Then I used the TCW White Gesso in a thin layer over most of the background. Letting some of the text read through.
After letting the Gesso dry again, I used this new Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste and I cannot say enough good things about it!!
From the super cute graphics on the label to the texture and finally the way it feels in on a palette knife. True to its’name, it is light and fluffy, and more than that, it holds it shape beautifully.
It is like a perfect meringue frosting holding its height and dimension on this stencil I thought of as a stem or vine for flowers.
I added some of the Gold Gesso to the thick Modeling Paste to use on a few of the flowers. Unfortunately, the gold didn’t transfer as well with the paste, it was more of a pale peach.
I did use the Gold in adding color around the other stenciled designs.
I continued to add layers of mist and markers, defining edges and adding shadowed lines to make the modeling paste areas pronounced.
Using the 6×6 Corncob Etching stencil and black archival ink, I stenciled small areas to add more interest around the spread.
Finally, I finished up with some white marker and a quote from Thomas Hardy that is one of my favorites. I love adding doodles around the stenciled areas, and continued to do so until I almost ran out of ink!
Here are a couple detail pictures:
Here is the final spread below. I am pleased with how it evolved after so many layers. The new TCW Mediums are amazing and all very good quality.