Canvas and Mixed Media art, Gorjuss, Random Crafts, Summer Silhouettes

Art journalling session with friends: embrace the white space

Tonight I am hosting an art journalling class with my friends … My first time of having friends round to craft in ages as the last few planned sessions had to be cancelled as real life got in the way!

So I have got all excited about art journalling since the new year… And it is time to pass the enthusiasm to others!

I admit my first point of inspiration for the class plan was the layout I did for “Journal52” a couple of weeks ago. I got such nice comments as a result of posting this page on Facebook so I started with that as the idea! Go check out this post for the original!

I decided that the best way to do the class was to work on a loose sheet of card… It takes the scariness away of working directly in the journal for beginners. So I started with a 6×6 piece of card. There is a reason for this size… It looks nice in the 8×8 journal and it fits the Wilkinson box frame which I thought would be a good way of displaying the work each month.

I chose two colours of the Dylusions ink sprays… In this case the yellow and pink and sprayed it down one side of the card. Onto this I doodled some wiggly lines.

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On some book print I stamped some flowers and then added some colour by washing some ink and water over them. I let them dry then cut them out and stuck them down on the layout over the wiggly lines.

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I then forgot to take pictures! I added stamping over the flowers and wiggly lines using the leaves from the Summer Silhouettes stamp set.

On separate cardstock I stamped in Memento ink the Gorjuss girl and then coloured her with Promarkers and paper pieced her dress. I fussy cut her out and stuck her onto the layout. I then added more stamping of the little flowers from the Summer Silhouettes set in both black and melon mambo.

Next I outlined the girl, added some doodles to make her look more hand drawn, and added depth with the extra ink around the outside.

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I stamped with little alpha stamps, the quote I chose for the page. I then cut out the quote in strips. These I then outlined with black doodle pen before sticking them onto the page.

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Once I had everything onto the page I went back to outlining and adding depth with the warm grey Faber Castell big brush India ink pens. Love how they bring everything out from the background.

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This photo above shows the page laying on the black journal … And the one below on the Kraft journal. Everyone for the class has got the Kraft journal, but there were not quite enough in stock at Hobbycraft so I chose a black one for mine. I like it on both so it really doesn’t matter either way. I think I may add a mat for it before I actually stick it in!

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So this was sample one… Now for sample two… Done in exactly the same way, just a different colour scheme, focal stamp, quote and background stamps.

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Now tonight’s class i was hoping to use a different focal stamp but unfortunately it hasn’t arrived in time, so going to have a hunt through my stamp collection for something that will work otherwise it will be the same stamp as the first sample. What’s more over the next few days I have a few more things up my sleeve showing how you can use the same techniques and idea to create some very different projects!

Now must get on… I have a class to get ready for!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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