Anyway I thought I would share my very first layout. The whole layout was inspired by a new stamp release over at Taylored Expressions. Specifically this stamp set, A Life She Loved. I thought the saying was a perfect fit for my newest craft.
From start to finish here is my first art journal layout:
My journal is a $3.99 basic art/sketch journal from Michaels. It was not specific for mixed media/art journaling, so the first thing I did was glue pages together and went from a 40 page art journal to a 20 page journal.From start to finish here is my first art journal layout:
I glued scrapbook paper to my first two pages. I actually think it is a reprint of some text from Huckleberry Finn repeated many times. Then I used some Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink in the color Stream. Using the blending blending solution and a paint brush I painted my pages in yummy blue color.
I then put swirls of Wild Plum Alcohol Ink on the page and did too much too soon because it dried too fast and no amount of blending solution was going to get the ink to spread. Using white Gesso I toned down the pages and began adding stamped images.
After getting pages all stamped I decided to use some Light Modeling Paste, over a stencil of raindrops I made using my Silhouette (I cut the stencil out on transparency sheets that are used for overhead projectors).
Next I set out to create my saying using different alphabet stamps I have.
After it was all stamped out I cut out each word and color them either blue or purple depending on the emphasis I wanted on the word. I edged each of my word pieces with black chalk ink.
All that was left to do was fit my words on the pages. I outlined/shadowed each of the words using a similar color of Faber Castell Big Brush Pens
The little girl with the umbrella on the left is Pure Innocence My Umbrella By My Favorite Things Stamps. I paper pieced her using different pattern papers and ultimately ended up deciding to use Diamond Glaze on her wellies, rain jack and umbrella to give it a wet look.
I am pretty pleased with how it all came together and I am already working on my next layout. Thank you for visiting!
Til Next Time