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! :)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Inky Fun!


I had fun this morning getting inky! Always makes me happy!


Here's the products I used:

Stamps: Hero Arts, La Letter and Anytime Messages.
Inks: Distress Inks, Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn

Other Products: Studio Calico chevron stencil,
Prima, resist canvas flowers, Hero Arts gems, SSS watercolor paper,
Mister Huey's opaque white color mist, May Arts twine.

I'm enjoying my last day off before going back to work! Hope you're having a fun day too! :)