Wednesday, December 5, 2012

New Journal!

I recently bought Dyan Reavley's new Journal by Ranger. It is huge & awesome with an inside pocket, different papers inside including manila card which I want to work with. I have had it for a few months but was scared to start working in it. May be not scared but it is so pretty naked and pristine I wasn't sure about adding my inkiness. A tip someone gave me - it could even be Dyan is to make starting in a journal less daunting start on an inside page not the first page. So that is what I have done-made a start. I had to start her new book  using Dylusions-it only seemed fair.

The colors are bold, rich & vibrant. I added some stamping & Stampotiques lovely happy rain lady along with her spider friends. I felt she needed some rain so using the Crafter's Workshop stencil with modeling paste seemed like a good place to go. She is definitely not finished but I have officially started in my book. Next step is to leave it near me while I work as a wipe off book to get some more background going! Now go do some art!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Quote Favorite

 Here is another of my Stampotique creations that I posted on their blog this month.
"When I saw this cute monster hugging the owl (my little hoo hoo by Kira Nichols) I had to have it! Of course I also had to have her owl tree. I started this page in my re-purposed book so the background is book print. This art journal is home to my favorite quotes. For the page acrylic paint is used as the background. The leaves at the top of the page are stenciled with archival. When stamping on acrylic it is best to use archival ink, the paint makes a slippery surface causing other inks to smear easily. I randomly stamped the mushrooms at the bottom of the page.  Tissue paper was stamped with more mushrooms (black ink) which were then cut out & carefully adhered with decoupage glue. This helped to create depth on the page. After stamping the cute monster and coloring him in he was pop-doted on the page adding even more depth. I put the saying that comes with him on an inked tag. The owl branch stamp and quote finished the page off. What I like about this page is the depth created. The monster cutie looks like he is standing in a field of mushrooms. What is your favorite cutie monster?


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