Hello and Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was wonderful and you had the opportunity to have some fun. This weekend I had a chance to play in my Art Journal. I've created a page featuring some quirky images from Studio Light Art by Marlene.
Monday, June 27, 2022
I prefer to cut a panel of watercolor card and create the page outside my journal; once complete, I then adhere the panel inside the journal. The journal pages are thick watercolor paper also and can handle water, paint, etc. but I prefer this way of creating my pages.
To start the background, I adhered a piece of Collage Paper from Art by Marlene. The paper is blue so I had that much of the background ready to go. I stamped images, words and did a bit of stenciling with texture paste and brushed watered down pink acrylic paint over the panel.
Washi Tape was added as a place to "ground" the images. I've added splatters with white and black acrylic paint. The images were arranged on the panel and picked up with Press and Seal Plastic Wrap. This is a great way to pick up images once you have them arranged the way you want.
Using Matte Gel Medium, I've adhered the images and went over the entire panel with the gel medium. I needed the panel to become non-porus so I could do some highlighting with my Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens.
Once the gel medium was completely dry (it must dry completely or the tips of the markers will be ruined), I highlighted around the images and touched up the colored areas that became a bit subdued with the matte medium.
Lastly, I've adhered the sentiment strips, which are from the Art by Marlene Sticky Quotes Sticker Pad. I absolutely love the sentiment and when paired with this Curvy Lady (who resembles me in my swimsuit although I don't have the courage to wear a 2 piece), it puts a huge smile on my face...and that's what Art Journaling is about for me...having fun, experimenting with techniques and letting the creativity flow.
Until next time, Happy Crafting!
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