Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Art Journalling - A First Step!

Hello Friends

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!




Di said...

Oh Sam, this really is fabulous! You cracked it right away - no dogs fighting over paint etc, in your craft room!

LOVE the way the toadstools stand out so well too.

Hugs, Di xx

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful! I love the inkiness and the stamping is fab! Karen x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Ha ha haaaa . . . yeah I MADE you buy that Journal!

Lots of inkyness and stencilling going on here and I just LOVE those mushrooms. Terrific first pages - isn't it FUN with a capital F? Glad you enjoyed yourself.

Sarn xxx

Jo said...

Fabulous.....and sounds like you had a
great time lol! Love the mushrooms and the words are lovely....and so true!
hugs Jo x

butterfly said...

Wow, wow! Your first go, and these are some of my favourite journal pages ever! Love those faerie tale greens ad swirls, and the mushrooms look amazing... Hope you won't object if I pin them?!?
Alison xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Are you a Hustler, trying to convince us this is your first go! I am in awe, this is just so amazing.
I received a beautiful handmade (yes, how lucky am I?) Art Journal for my birthday but as yet I still have not dipped my big toe in!

Terry said...

If I thought I could begin to create a journal page that was 1/4 of this, I would! I love these pages and the colors and texture are incredible! Those mushrooms with the red caps - brilliant! Great journal pages!

Kate said...

Wow! Can't believe this is your first. I love this! Your composition is awesome and full of so many great elements. And those red mushrooms add the perfect pop of color. Love it! Can't wait to see more.

Belinda Basson said...

I do love these Shrooms. If this is your first journal attempt then you are a natural! I love how this turned out.