Wow! It has been forever since I last posted. So much has been going on and I never seem to have enough time to accomplish everything on my list. One of the things I have been doing is Art Journaling and Mixed Media. It has allowed me to be creative in a whole new way and use many of my tools and supplies that haven't seen the light of day.
I signed up for Camp Scrap 2014 with May Flaum which started last Monday and I am really enjoying it. I plan on doing the Art journaling projects on individual sheets of mixed media paper and then binding them all together when camp is done. Our 1st weeks challenge was to do something out of our comfort zone and/or use a product we are unfamiliar with.
For the Art Journaling session I actually used my own hand writing which is something I never do. I started with a piece of mixed media paper and used gelatoes and a wet paintbrush to creat a rainbow background. It was beautiful. Then I used a stencil and some Dylusions spray in Crushed Grape on the left side, flipped the stencil and put it inky side down on the right. Note to Self... Dylusions are intense!!! It completely obliterated my pretty rainbow gelatoes. Live and learn... oh yeah, this is a class so I am supposed to be learning.
Next up was stamping the background stamp from WaltzingMouse Stamps with Wendy Vecchi Archival ink in Potting Soil in the lower left corner and enhancing the circles with a white paint marker. Second Note to Self... get a Faber-Castell Big Brush Artist Pen in white.
Used a Faber-Castell PITT artist pen in black to write my journaling and went over it a time or two to thicken the letters. Highlighted parts of the journaling with a Pilot Gold Marker. Doodled that bizarre creature with the paintbrush on the right with a black brush PITT pen. Added some texture with a Tim Holtz stencil and whipped spackle then used some distress ink once it was dry. Final steps were to stencil "K8T", ink the edges of the whole thing with distress ink and add the date.
Tomorrow I hope to post some projects from the Kit-tastic class.
Til next time...