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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Fun with Art Journaling

In Week 3 of Camp Scrap's Art Journaling we were to have fun and do what makes us happy. One of the suggestions was to use scraps and stamps left on the work table from a previous project. On my work table at the time was my order from UmWow Studios, patterned paper scraps from Week 1 Kit-tastic, book pages, pieces of faux resin paper, a strip of watercolor paper spattered and smeared with Distress ink and a roll of Washi tape with world globes on it. A quick search through my stamp collection turned up a travel set and a passport stamp.

I began by gluing down all the assorted paper scraps with matte medium followed by a few pieces of Washi tape and a very thin wash of gesso. I added swipes of random colors of Fresco Chalk finish dye ink from Stampa Rosa that haven't seen the light of day for years. I had forgotten how great this ink was. I then glued down a piece of faux resin paper and stamped it with the collage image from the travel set. Unfortunately the image just disappeared into the background. I added the stars with a stencil from UmWow and Wendy Vecchi Gold Embossing Paste and while that was drying I inked up a manila tag with the chalk ink, stamped the collage image and the passport then fussy cut all the pieces. The collage pieces were glued over the stamped image with some being up on foam tape and the passport was added to the corner with foam tape. The sign post was done with a black PITT pen, brown Copic and a white gel pen. The final touch was the Arrow Confetti from UmWow which was inked with Versamark, dipped in gold embossing powder and heatset before being glued in place. Once it was done the cut out images on the left looked pretty bland so I added color with Distress markers and a waterbrush.

Til next time...


3 comments:

Victoria H. said...

Your art journal page is so pretty, love all the layers and texture your created.

Aaron Blazevich said...

Really pretty! The colors are gorgeous!

Katie Muck said...

Where does the time go? Thanks for your kind comments. I have GOT to get back into my groove. And would you believe I went ahead and adopted a new puppy 2 weeks ago? I must be certifiable.