Today, I am sharing my very first art journalling page with you all. I had a messy day in the craft room the other day and finally did this first page. I am actually quite pleased with how this turned out and I got pretty messy getting it done :-) I had this image in my mind for quite sometime, as well as the quote, but it was taking the time to be brave and just go for it.
I started off by laying down a thin layer of Gesso on my page and allowing it to dry. Then I just went at it with different acrylic paints and even some spray mists. Drying all the different paints with my heat gun as I went along. I also daubed on some cream circles using some old cardboard tubing I had laying around.
I stamped all the letters out, using Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, on some cream paper and cut them into individual pieces. I then used Modge Podge matte to stick them to my page. I went over them with some Tim Holtz Tea Dye and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks and then edged them with a Sharpie black pen.
The hearts on the right are all just quickly drawn on some old book pages and cut out and then stuck to the page. As well as the little crazy house :-) I sprayed the hearts with some Tim Holtz Distress Stain (that I had decanted into a Mini Mister) Victorian Velvet, I also added some Perfect Pearls to the edges of the large heart (you can see this in the side view below), and the main part of the house with Mustard Seed.
Again I edged these details with my Sharpie black marker, also some pencil and ink and just rubbed around the edges. The other hearts were stamped with some CTMH Sorbet ink.
And there you have it my first journal page completed.
I would appreciate if some of you lovely crafters out there, who dabble in art journalling could answer a few questions for me.
1. What do you use to stick your bits and pieces down with?
2. How do you not have shiny glue showing around you page? I thought using the matte Modge Podge would help, but the shiny glue still showed.
3. Any good tips on good soap scrubs, to get rid of inky fingers? :-)
4. Can you advise if it would be good to get some charcoal pencils or any other goodies for detailing?
5. Any other tips/tricks or advice you can leave me?
I would be grateful for any comments and will do another post, with your tip, tricks and advice! Obviously, giving credit where credit is due :-)
Thanks for stopping by today.