Saturday, September 7, 2013

Art Journaling Page #4

Hi there!

I hope you're having a fun and crafty weekend! I finished another page in my art journal tonight and wanted to share it with you. As always, I loved creating it! I used lots of Hero Arts butterflies from one of their Framelits, Stamp and Die sets.



After covering the double page with a coat of Gesso, I added lots of Distress Paints, then spritzed with water and let the colors drip and run together. After the ink was dry, I used my finger with some Gesso and swished it across the colors in different areas of the page - love this effect! 

I then used Tim Holtz's, Dot Fade Stencil here and there with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. I die cut the leaves, flowers and butterflies, colored them with Gelatos, then added them to the page using Matte Medium. The words are just from a sheet of letter stickers I had in my stash from my scrapbooking days. Love using up older products!

I splattered some black ink, mixed with water, as a final step, and smeared some of the splatter dots for a swishy effect - not sure I like it. . . .but I do love the way the whole page turned out!

Thanks for stopping by - enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)

32 comments:

alexandra s.m. said...

Hello Barb!

That double page of yours is gorgeous!
One can sense the freedom and true sense of movement here!

TFS~

Dawn Turley said...

gorgeous Barb. I so wish I'd got a journal like this as the double pages look awesome. Mine has binding making this a bit more difficult to do. I'm learning lots from you too. Some art journals are very intense but I like you work.

Nat said...

beautiful Barb, so nice to see another page of your art journal completed. love this so much!!! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb this is gorgeous! The colours are so vibrant!

Greta said...

So bright & cheery--beautifully done! Love the addition of the stenciled peacock feathers!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Barb
How much are you learning???? This double page looks fabulous, it has a great design and movement, the palette is warm and friendly I can see you enjoyed every minute getting messy!
Smiles:)
Sue

Michelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Barb!! I love it!

joy said...

Lovely pages, Barb!

judkajudi said...

This looks like such fun!! And it turned out beautifully! You are an amazing artist!!

Lynn said...

You are knocking the mixed media out of the park. This is amazing Barb!

walchowDesign said...

WOW! There are so much work and love being put onto this piece of artwork, Barb! Beautifully done!

Lin said...

A jungle of butterflies! Love the bright happy colors, Barb!

Lisa said...

This is so fun to look at with all the bright, happy colors and of course, the beautiful butterflies :) What a great, inspirational page, Barb!

Sue McRae said...

What a colourful and happy page Barb. You are rocking the art journaling!

Laura Jane said...

Great pages!
LOVE how the butterflies are overlapping in places!

cheiron said...

Amazing page Barb! I love the gorgeous butterflies!

Nancy K said...

those colors make me giddy! what an outstanding journal page, Barb!! just so gorgeous.

Barb Ghig said...

You're doing such a great job with the mixed media, Barb! I really love all the texture and beautiful colors! Such a wonderful keepsake for years to come...thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Martha said...

Barb, this is simply FABULOUS & BEAUTIFUL! I can see you are having a FUN time creating in your art journal. You are inspiring me!

Helen F. said...

Barb, your journal pages are gorgeous! Lovin all your mixed media and really feel inspired to give this a try :)

Brenda said...

What a beautiful spread Barb, those butterflies are magical!

Rachel W K said...

this is such a pretty spread! hope you're proud of this one!!!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Laura B. said...

Such a fabulous mixed media page! I can tell you had fun making it!

Rosemary said...

wow... beautiful page, barb!!

Donna Bowman said...

Awesome journal page Barb!! I love the background and all those pretty butterflies!!

Disp6194 said...

Wow! It's so bright and colorful! Love your gorgeous butterflies :)

Gilda said...

Really enjoying your art journal pages, Barb! Love the colours and words on your latest.

Maureen Morton said...

This is one fluttering masterpiece, Barb! What a glorious creation - great combo of images and fonts.....all so fun. You are something else, dear pal. Also like your fall header, if we have to "do" fall. ha!

Virginia L. said...

Maureen says it all! How HAPPY and CHEERY is this, Barb!! You rock at the art journal!

Deepti said...

Love the bright and cheery colors on ur journal page, besides... I am looking forward to ur beautiful cards too ;)

donna mikasa said...

What a beautiful page, Barb! All those butterflies and the bold sentiments--just gorgeous!

Sandy said...

Beautiful!!
Sandy