Monday, August 19, 2013

Art Journal Page 2 - SUMMER!

Hi there!

I am lucky enough to have two days, IN A ROW, off from work and am making the most of it! It doesn't happen very often and it sure is nice! Although, I do have a week's vacation coming up, so looking forward to that too! Love time off - especially in the summer!

Speaking of summer - my favorite season - I've got an Art Journaling page to share with you about that very subject.

Here it is.


I've had this double page finished for quite some time but didn't like it. I knew it was because of the flower stems I had added. Yup, each flower had a stem and it just did not look right. So, I removed them, covered those areas with some Gesso, added some text paper from an old book over that, and also in a few other spots to make it look more uniform. Then I just added some more ink and splotches and you'd never know they were even there! That's one of the many things I love about Art Journaling - mistakes, or dislikes, are easily covered up!

I used a leaf stencil, lots of different inks, white embossed script from Hero Arts' Old Letter Writing, some of the awesome resist canvas flowers and some black Thickers for the letters.

I have discovered that one of my favorite things to do on these pages is to use my finger with the Distress Inks. Just push your finger onto the ink pad and swipe on some color - looks awesome over the white embossed portions!


Wish you could see it better - looks so cool in real life!


Here's close-ups of each flower:









And a final look at the whole page.


That's it for me today - I'm heading outside - yay! Then later tonight I'm getting together with my three sisters for dinner - can't wait to see them! :)

Hope you all have a fun and crafty week! :)



 

21 comments:

Isha Gupta said...

Just one word for it Barb!! STUNNING :)

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous text/script details! Love the summery colors! Your button canvas flowers are darling! Your art journal is precious, Barb!

Leni said...

Looks awesome in close up! I can see you had a lot of fun. Makes me want to try this technique myself. Hope I can find some time and courage..Thanks for sharing!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

super fun, I want to try this at some point!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Thanks for sharing your fun creative page!

joy said...

Fabulous journal spread, Barb! I like everything about it!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Barb
I am liking very much your foray into mixed media, this double page is fabulous,you have combined the Warms with the cools of the colour palette wonderfully.
You know Barb there are no mistakes in mixed media and especially journalling; you are expressing your feelings on paper, 'it is what it is'.
But I can so relate to why we have to make it pleasing to the eye to all who view.
Smiles:)
Sue

Rachel W K said...

amazing page. I love the script stamping and how it runs over that flower. enjoy your vacation!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Lisa said...

Loving your canvas flowers and I like the creativity shown covering the stems- so clever Barb! It turned out great! :)

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Barb, another amazing page! (I need to get over my issues and try inking my fingers up like you said...I'm always more concerns about getting the ink OFF them before I smudge something up!) You make this look fun, for sure!

Nat said...

hi Barb, your summery journal has so many wonderful elements. lovin these flowers and sweet text peeking through! :) have a great week!

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous Barb. I'm not brave enough to do a journal, but do like seeing other peoples journals

judkajudi said...

Happy summer pages, for sure!! Love the freedom of mixed media! Kind of like when we were kids and all art was fun!! Enjoy your days off....

Trinh said...

Beautiful! I love the layers of colors & textures.

Brenda said...

You're doing some great stuff with your Art Journaling Barb! I stop and start so much, overthinking it all the time. Love the background you created!

Gilda said...

Looks really good, Barb! Must be fun to do.

Deepti said...

Looks great, especially the embossed script and the flowers :), you could have shared it earlier too... I am sure everyone loves your creativity

donna mikasa said...

It's lookin' good, Barb! It shows that you're having fun with the process too! Can't wait to see more!

Lin said...

Wish I could see this in real life, Barb! Keep these coming, I'll get there one of these days...... :))

Lisa Young said...

I love the beautiful fun colors!!! Lovely!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Such a fun and creative page! Great flowers!