Art journalling … Pop up quick challenge… With Fairefoxes

Yes another art journal page… I am full of them at the moment.

This time it was another pop up challenge from Rae… We had to do the page in ten minutes with what we had to hand… No thinking!

Well I had my Spectrum Noir aquatints out for another project so dropped some on to a page I hadn’t even added gesso too… As you can imagine with the rubbish super porous paper that this sketchbook has, it soaked right through so I ended up having quite a few sheets of paper behind to stop it going through every page. Ah well… Blue and green blobs on quite a few pages to contend with in the future.

I let it dry for a few minutes (I didn’t count that in the ten minutes as I was actually busy tidying up… Yes I know unheard of normally but I tend to do it with wet items likely to spill like the Aquatints!) and then grabbed a stamp of a moose I had carved and still had on my desk (he makes me smile). I use some mother of pearl paint… It was in the basket of paints to my side at the time, and used some cut and dry foam to add the paint to the stamp… And plonked him down in the middle of the still damp aquatint splodge. I also tried to add some splodges using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp and some Crushed Concord ink but they don’t really show up.

Next I grabbed the Festive Flurry snowflakes… Strictly speaking they were on the shelf… But could grab them without standing up so they still count as to hand! I stamped two in Whisper White craft ink, and one in Soft Sky ink. Then I rummaged in the paint basket and found a decoart liner dimensional paint thing I have had for ages. It wasn’t best quality but worked for adding some silver dots around the page. Then the Andy Skinner stamps … Which were out with the intention of using them on another project I was waiting to dry whilst I did this… Thought that the Dream Big sentiment worked. I outlined the moose with a fine liner pen and checked the time… Nine minutes (excluding the few minutes drying time). The page was still damp when I took the photo in fact… Wonder what it will look like tomorrow when actually dry?!?


Happy crafting!


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