It’s time for a new Tiddly Ink’s Challenge and this week (and next week’s) challenge are to create an art journal page (or 2 in my case). When Christy issued this challenge I jumped right in and created the page I shared with you on Friday and then just kept right on going and made another one. 🙂
To start my pages I always glue two pages together to thicken them up using Mod Podge or Deco Art DecoPage and then gesso them so they don’t bleed all over the place. On this page, the next thing I did was spray some liquid watercolor over the page using a couple of different stencils. I put the liquid watercolor in a mini mister (I have about 12 of these and they are one of the best purchases I’ve ever made.) and spray it right over what ever mask or stencil I’m using, in this case I used punchinella (sequin waste) and a new stencil I just found at Michael’s… they had a brand new section at the one here with all kinds of cool modern art journaling stencils. I used a heat gun to dry the paint after letting it run a bit. I did dry the paint between each color. I used a toothbrush to drip on the black watercolor and dried it also. Next I used Neocolor 2 water soluble wax pastels to draw in the hearts and the blue circles. I ran over these with a damp paint brush to activate the crayons but not make a watery mess. I heat set the crayons to keep them from reactivating. Next I printed out You Are On My Mind using a laser printer and cut her out and decoupaged her to the page. I only put the decoupage on the back of the image so I could use the Neocolor pastels on top. You can see the paper I used as a little thin and the background water color bled through but I kind of like it. Lastly I added some stamping using some grunge capital letters from Recollections and a few 7 Gypsies stamps. Oh! And I added the border using a black Pitt Pen. 🙂
You can read all about that project here. If you’d like to join us you have two weeks to create a journal page using a Tiddly Inks stamp and link it back up to the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog. Christy has some FANTASTIC images that are great for journaling so if you have time give it a shot!
Be sure to check out what the rest of the Tiddly Inks DT made this week… they are all gorgeous!!