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Underpaper Starring in My Journal

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Underpaper Starring in My Journal

Hi. Under what? Underpaper…paper you put under your journal page that you’re working on to protect your desk and the pages under the page you were working on. I am currently using 12×12 deli paper as it works as a nice size protector. Once it has been used a bunch it can be pretty interesting. Admittedly, sometimes it’s a muddy, crumpled mess, but sometimes, the ink sprays, acrylic paint, watercolor and modeling paste create some striking underpaper.  

All of the circles on the two page spread below are hand cut from underpaper. You may not be able to see the texture but all the white on the circles is modeling paste. There is also an awesome shimmer. I glued the colorful pink and orange circles down with a glue stick.  Then I proceeded to stamp, spray and flick black paint all over the pages. A true mixed media collage.    

 

Friday Journal Page: Texture Back In The Day

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Friday Journal Page: Texture Back In The Day

An oldie but goodie.  Okay maybe not an oldie–it’s from 2012–I think that maybe qualifies as an oldie–three years–okay not really, but I have done a ton of creating since I created this art journal page.

I created this page while working in my first actual designated art journal.  I see so many of the same techniques I am currently using–what’s interesting though is that some of these techniques I used back then and then stopped or didn’t use them much and now they are creeping back into my art.

For instance, since I learned about molding paste aka modeling paste aka texture paste I have enjoyed it as a medium but lately I realized I really always appreciate texture in my art journaling.  When my pages don’t have dimension I feel they look flat. This is true of course, as without dimension they are flat.  Now if that isn’t a brilliant statement…But really, I think I used same jar of Golden’s Molding Paste for a year.  I used it if not sparingly, at least not like the I do now, Now I use it like  frosting.  See some recent posts.  You will see I am in a heavy texture phase.  Since the New Year I have purchased four jars.

Now, I am back from making my texture rant…When I look at other artists/crafters/creators I don’t miss dimension in their art journal or wall art, but I do in mine.  I see now, that I have liked texture for a long time.  Notice the molding paste dots, the green  heavy bodied paint over the dimensional leaf ribbon and the red heavy bodied paint over the red roses.  Also, notice that I have layers of paper creating both interesting layers but also texture.  I believe you have just witnessed me in an art journal growth moment.

I hope you enjoyed it!

Cheers,

Trish

art journal page w heavy bodied paint

Journal Page: A Jean Pocket is a Unique Element

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Journal Page: A Jean Pocket is a Unique Element

Hi.  So my favorite Documented Life Project art journal page thus far is my jean pocket page.  I love the texture, depth of layers, color and of course my unique element.  If you don’t know it already, I am a lover of blue jeans.  I wear them as often as I can.  Some weeks I wear them all week, some only once or twice as work and weather permit.  There is nothing in the world like a pair of well worn jeans.  So when we were challenged by the girls at DLP to incorporate a unique element I was prepared.  I have been saving pockets from old jeans for years.  Typically, I use them to hold utensils on a table top around July 4th.  Check back around then and I will share a denim table top with you.  After all, what’s more American than jeans?  I digress…

So below is my DLP, week 13 (March 28, 2015) challenge art journal page.   I used a ton of modeling paste, some crackle paste, stencils, acrylic paint, distress ink, Distress stain, a jean pocket and a tag with the saying, “Ride the energy of your own unique spirit” Gabrielle Roth.

Unique Element Journal Page

DLP Unique Element Journal Page

DLP Unique Element Journal Page

After the page had “cured.” I say cured because it really only sat out overnight.  I covered the page in a semi-gloss gel medium.  This helps the page from becoming brittle and flaking as the substrate (the journal page) is flexible which isn’t always good for modeling paste and really not good for crackle paste. I also like the sheen and depth the gel medium gives the page.

Cheers,

Trish

Trish’s Tuesday Tag: Bird Ephemera Tag with Texture Paste & Distress Ink

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Trish’s Tuesday Tag: Bird Ephemera Tag with Texture Paste & Distress Ink

Bird Tag with Texture Paste

Hi.  I am on vacation this week.  Lucky me!  In any case, despite some technical difficulties here is a pretty tag layered with bird ephemera, texture paste, stencil, distress ink, rub-ons and binding.  Check back on Friday to check out a DLP 2015 journal page using the bird tag as a page element.   I hope you enjoy!

Cheers,

Trish