BLACKBIRD singing...The Crafter's Workshop - January 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018

Hello and Happy New Year to you all!!
Today, I am sharing my first project for The Crafter's Workshop for 2018!
I have been a little obsessed with my art journal these days and below is the project I created.


I was inspired by The Beatles song ‘Blackbird’ and the lyrics, which I adore.  I am always inspired by song lyrics for an art journaling spread and these immediately made me think of this intricate stencil, appropriately entitled ‘Tweet.’  I also used the other two stencils and media shown below.




The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.


After prepping my pages using the White Gesso, I brought out All the blues, greens, violets and black Distress Inks.  Using the star and dot parts of this 12x12 stencil, I added layers of ink across the top portions of the left and right sides of the pages. 


Using the star and dot parts of this 12x12 stencil, I added layers of ink across the top portions of the left and right sides of the pages.



Next, I added light blues, greys and black around the perimeter of the pages.


 


I went back to add another layer of ink to provide more contrast after adding the black, although it still wasn’t dark enough.  I decided to go over those areas with some of the Heavy Body Acrylic paints.




After that layer dried, I used the Modeling Paste to add some of the small dots and star shapes in this ‘Galaxy’ stencil.  I had intended to only use the small shapes of this stencil, but ended up using a portion of the galaxy arch shape to frame around the area I planned to write my the lyrics.



Even though this stencil is very intricate, I knew that the Black Modeling Paste would be the perfect medium to highlight this design.





After writing the lyrics I used lots of pens and markers to add some detail and embellishment to the spread. 



Here are the detail photos and final project!




Thanks for stopping by the Blog today!  I hope this has been a bit of inspiration to kick off your New Year.

Jenni Calma
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member
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