Happy Wednesday to y'all. Nearly the weekend!
Last weekend Hubby and I took a little meander up to Hereford for a wander in my usual haunts (Laura Ashley, Monsoon, M&S, Doughtys) and I found myself in the middle of The Works with a sketch pad in my hand and a little voice saying "Buy it you must - Sandra says so she does"! So bought it I did!
Monday I then found myself in my craft room with my Colourwash inks in my hand, having taken the cellophane wrapping off the book (what a PITA that was! The sticky label on the front didn't take the schticky!)
So here is the first ever Art Journal page from Yours Truly!
I used Stream, Lettuce and ???? Colourwashes. A swirly stencil which I sprayed through then flipped so that the ink got transferred too - can't waste it now can we? Precious it is.
Next was what to stamp on there....Out came my NBUS mushroom stamps. No idea why I had not used them but I LOVE em I do! I painted the tops using my NBUS Pebeo acrylic paints and then to try and lighten the stalks I put some cream paint in the pallet, added some water and then washed the stalks, wiping it back off with a kitchen towel. Did not know where the idea came from, only I did not want cream/white stalks per se, I wanted the fine details to come out.
Out came my fairies and poppy pods from Lavinia, some wordy stamps from Tim Holtz and the flowers and stamp used around the edge are both Hero Arts. Most of the inks used were Archival and I did add some Peacock Feathers and Peeled Paint DIs in a few places.
Love this metallic green lettuce kinda colour of the Pebeo paint. I shall be using that very soon.
Will I try Art Journalling again? You betchya!