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Art Journal: Crisp, Clean Color

Art Journal: Crisp, Clean Color

When I art journal, anything goes. Sometimes, I move quickly and sometimes I am methodical.  My art journal is heavily inspired by what I see around the time of creating. The page is rarely a long term planned project. 

This page was created in about 45 minutes–lickety split. I came home from a meeting than ran late into the night…I needed to unwind. 

I sprayed some Dylusions ink sprays and some acrylic paint onto my journal and blended a little. Then hit it with a heat gun.  Once dry I used a gate stencil upside down with watermark ink and gold embossing powder. 

Added my girl with Stabilo black “pencil.”  She is part traced, part sketched. Yes, I just admitted that. It works for me. I don’t create to be a great drawer. I create for joy. Then I added embellishments. She has lovely flowers in her hair and a piece of pretty paper on the left page to coordinate. Some more sprays including Dylusions White Liben spray. Stamped an adventurous quote.  

I tend to create with darker more grungy colors or by “tamping” down colors but I really enjoyed stepping out of my regular color treatment for a clean, crisp look. I also like the negative, white space. Intentionally trying to leave more white space in my journals these days. 





Trish’s Tuesday Tag: Oversized Spring Tag with Fabric and String


Hi.  So, I still know you don’t know what the BIG announcement this week is but you can see a tag inspired by it.  Once you read tomorrows post come back and check out today’s tag post.  It will all make sense.  In the meantime enjoy the spring tag created using fabric, embossing, string, collage, and an oversize tag.





Building the layers of the tag


embossing the tag

Tag Detail

Detail of layers including rosette and fabric.  you can see the string winding throughout the tag.