Hello fellow blog lovers, Melinda here with you today with an art journal page!
This spread was inspired by the recent 10th Birthday celebrations for ScrappingClearly – once again Happy Birthday!! – and to be specific Birthday Challenge #1 – Listing Your 10 Favourite Things.
Here’s a little peek at what I created and to be honest with you, when I started I just grabbed some paint and set off!
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I recently stocked up on some of the GORGEOUS new Dylusions Paints and HAD to bust them out to play!
For this page I have used Rose Quartz, Peony Blush, Bubblegum Pink and White Linen. I used a combination of a brush/brayer and my fingers to spread the colour around, starting with the lightest and adding more colour where I felt it needed it.
I added some stencilling with the White Linen and a Tim Holtz stencil.Next I added some stamping using both a grey and black archival ink and a mix of stamps from the 49 & Market “Arrow”, “Gabi’s Line Stitch” and Darkroom Door “Arty Circles” stamp sets.
At this point I felt it was too bold so I grabbed my White Linen again and spread it over most of the 2 pages in a really thin layer so you could still see all the different layers I created and let that dry.
I hand cut some circles from an old book and stuck them down with some matt medium. Then outlined them with a Stabilo Aquarellable Black Pencil and activated with a small paint brush and a little water to blend the harsh black out and the edges of the circles in a little. To tone down some of the book paper I again grabbed my White linen and used my finger to smear some colour over some of the circles – which picked up some of the black and tinted the white grey and I really love what it adds to the page!
I also used the same brush and my pencil to flick black splatters around my page.
I added in some textured details using another 2 Tim Holtz stencils – this time mini layering stencils – using both the Dusty Charcoal Colour Paste by Colour Blast and also the Bling Colour Paste.
I finally came up with an idea – I would write my 10 favourite movies. I typed up the list on my computer and printed it out, adhering the standard printer paper to some white card stock off cuts then outlined all the strips in black ink.
I used these gorgeous Hazel thickers for my title and decided to pop half up the top and half down the bottom, where the extra details were. Love the addition of the gold!
And here is my finished Top 10 Movies Art Journal spread!
I had a lot of fun playing along with the challenges I managed to participate in and now have 3 more things documented. If you have something new I really recommend pulling it out and having a play, who knows, maybe what your purchased is just the right thing for one of our monthly challenges and you could win a gift voucher just by having fun!
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Until next time, happy scrapping!