Today is Saturday All Sorts at Creative Inspiration forum, and my second last reveal for this amazing site.
I chose to create an Art Journal page, and I hope that you will too!!
I dont Art Journal, I hear you say...why not, I ask!!
You dont have to go and buy an expensive, or special Art Journal - mine is a Visual Art Diary bought from the local $2 shop. By using this type of journal you do need to be sure to gesso or protect the pages with mod podge or gel medium or stick 2 together for added thickness.
You also do not need to go out and buy a whole heap of specialty items - all Art Journal spreads can be created with what you have in your stash - paints, inks, mists, sprays, pencils, pens, etc. You also do not need to rush out and buy stencils - at least not until you become addicted to Art Journalling, lol. An onion bag, for example, makes a great stencil of sorts.
So my challenge to you is to create an Art Journal page - either in a bought or hand made journal, or even on a sheet of cardstock, of any size.
I started by taking a Dylusions Old School Alpha Stencil and my Ranger Emboss It Dabber, and placing the stencil roughly in the centre of the page in a diagonal line, dabbed the embossing medium, quite forcibly, through the stencil. I then took some Gold embossing powder and heat set that. When cold, I repeated this step, this time using clear embossing powder. When cold I took some Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Dust, and sprinkled a small amount of Navy onto the page. I sprayed with water and moved it and scraped it around with a spatula. When dry I repeated this process using Lollipop and dried this step as well. Next came the stencil, which I used with Colour Blast Colour Paste in Leather. When that dried, I took another stencil Mini Dots and Dashes from Kaisercraft, and sprayed some Colour Blast Shimmer Spray in Deep Water. I also used this to make some splatters. Finally I took some more of the colour paste and an old gift card and made vertical and horizonal crossed lines in places on the page. I added the alphas and bobs your uncle, an Art Journal layout.
Hope you will have a go at this. There are a lot of videos on Youtube, if you need further inspiration to get started.
Okay, off you trot and give it a go, you wont regret it!!