This is a long one…
Welcome! I’ve been enjoying slowly building this spread in my art journal this week (follow me on Instagram if you want to see step-outs in real time.) I’ve not yet figured out how to best photograph this square journal as an open 2-page spread, so let me show you the pages individually right up front:
I used three of the ‘cool’ colors of Dylusions Ink Sprays (Lemon Zest, Fresh Lime, and Vibrant Turquoise) plus water.
As you can see in Figure 1, you need to use quite a bit of spray plus water to make your colors run. I did that to the right hand page, then squeezed my book shut to transfer the color to the left page. There was still quite a bit of liquid left, so I used blank manila tags to sop it up. They’ll be great for another project, another day. Figure 4 shows the first of the stenciling, using a basketweave brick stencil from Stencil Girl Products.
Next I added some stamping and bits of washi tape here and there, along with one of Tim Holtz’s journaling cards.
After I colored these girls (Teesha Moore stamps) using water brushes filled with Dylusions Ink Sprays, I stamped and cut out the sentiment, coloring it the same way. The girls and the sentiment are adhered with Matte Medium.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the big Giveaway on my Facebook page. Hurry over… I’ll be picking a random winner on Friday night!
Here’s what’s in the Giveaway:
And last but not least, my interview with Heidi Easley will air on Friday, November 20. Heidi has created a free series of interviews with 21 artists, called Creating From Your Soul. I’ve enjoyed listening to those that have already aired with artists including MaryBeth Shaw, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, Pam Carriker, Jessica Sporn, and Carolyn Dube.
Well thanks for sticking with me on such a long post. Hope you have a great day!