So there is a new trend a Facebook friend had picked up… Art coins. They are like circular ATC and so of course I’ve made some to join in with a swap.
I started by making a masterboard with fresco finish paints and some Paperartsy stamps onto mountboard.
I then cut it into quarters and die cut a 2.5″ diameter circle from each.
Next I decided to add some contrast colour with a stamped flower. I added gamboge and ost Red brushos to some cardstock with water. Then once dry I stamped the Jofy flower. Then I added some more colouring with brusho before adding some stamping (number stamps) in coordinating colours.
I fussy cut them out and then added doodling to each of the bases.
I added copper thread between the flower and the coin and adhered them together.
I then used Tim Holtz rub one for the titles. I added them to bookprint and the adhered them to the flower with glossy accents to add some fun dimension.
Love how these came out.
Last piece for Rebecca’s journal…
This time bright and warm fresco paints over a patterned paper piece…
Lots of text stamping and some stencilling. Splatters and grungy edging to provide a graffiti style page.
Love how all of the art work works together but also are completely separate pieces.
Hopefully Rebecca likes them as much as I enjoyed working on them.
So continuing from yesterday’s art journal page I have one of the other pieces I made which is for the back of the piece…
The rule that Rebecca had was that I should choose colours in opposition to the page before it … well I had navy and black on the page before and so I went orange and brown for my page to face.
I actually painted this onto a separate piece of patterned paper and stuck it to the page afterwards (which I had edged in black gesso).
The page itself has lots of layers of fresco finish paints … buff, mahogany, cheesecake, autumn fire and mermaid to name but a few! It then has stamping in archival and distress oxides and some embossing with clear emboss. The main image is the Darcy seed flower which I stamped in versamark and then used the Seth Apter baked texture embossing powder. I also added shading to it with a big brush pen and some white highlights using a white paint sharpie.
The bottom of the page I added two layers of the baked texture embossing powder and one of the clear emboss to create some ground.
I then added the Tim Holtz stickers that spoke to me.
Today I have an art journal page to share that I made a few weeks ago…
I added some distress stain onto some mixed media cardstock and then added texture paste through a Claritystamps stencil. I then added plenty of stamping and more ink around the edges.
I then added the sentiment to some scraps of bookprint.
I love the depth to the layers.
Next I added a tag I made separately using distress stains onto a canvas tag and then added another layer of tag which I used distress oxides to add colour and then added the stamping.
I added this to black cardstock to frame it and then found a page in my journal to add it to. I added some blue paint to the background with a baby wipe to add it like a wash.
Really happy with how this came out. Love all the layers and the how the different colours combined. And for those interested… here is the video of how I made it.
Originally this was supposed to be for a swap but the swap didn’t happen so happy to have this artwork for myself.
Happy crafting !
I made an art journal page and used my current favourite and go to stamp set for the feature… Petal Palette.
I made this with the video running so you can check out the progress here.
Love the layers, textures and the gentle images I used with this warm colour palette.
And that sentiment spoke to me perfectly at that moment… always a good way to choose your title for your piece!
Hope you like it. It was originally destined for a swap but then I realised that I had misunderstood the rules and that blue needed to be in the page…. ooops…. ah well a thoroughly enjoyable piece to make regardless. Once I realised that I found the perfect place to put the page in my journal… which covered some stamping I wasn’t keen on!
Earlier this week I shared the page I made in Marie’s journal… well I had to do both sides of the envelope so today I am sharing what I did with the other side. I also have an apology for the wobbly video as I kept bashing the camera! Ooops.
Anyway… check out the video here to see the process…
And here is the final piece…
Absolutely love this … and the fact it is such a contrast to the other side of the envelope. This side was a much softer page and more about nature and flowing … the other side more graphic and edgy…. which do I prefer? Neither and that is the joy of art journalling… Everything can be different and take you in a different direction and style.
Here is a close up of the yummy textures and colours…
A quick post to share the inchies I made for UK stampers forum as today has been a bit busy doing shopping, gift wrapping and ironing… so it’s time to share something pre prepared!
I painted the card with metallic pink paint and then stamped the pattern using a Lin Brown Paperartsy stamp. Then I added copper thread and the heat embossed and fussy cut Gummiapan heart.
They are soooooooo cute!