Hello Blogland, here today with an art journal page for Topflight Stamps. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's or Galentine's Day!! Can you believe we are half way through February? Time is flying by so let's have some inky fun today.
Magic The Art Journal Page.
I am having fun working in my Art By Marlene book. The pages are a good quality mixed media paper & I love that the page can be removed to work on. This page was created by letting go & just letting it happen. It may be too much what do you think? My background isn't really a back ground as there is so much going on. It could be considered a hot mess. I haven't decided yet, but it was so freeing to just keep adding whatever I felt like. That hasn't happened in a long time & it felt so so good!
Start the page:
Color Pop with Infusions
Time to mist on some water. This was a quick video reel I put on my Instagram. I post there almost daily if you want to be up on all my shenanigans! Click the social media link on the right side of this page if you want to follow me!!
The paper was holding up pretty well but I decided to add some gesso to get a better foundation to add more Infusions. The difference is the Infusions move better on a surface with gesso as the ink sits on top of the paper giving more time to play & move the color around.
How About Some Fun?!
Next up was some more dimension, adding some puzzle pieces. They don't add too much weight to your page which is a bonus. You can see the gesso covered up some of my Infusions but that is ok. Some paint was also dry brushed on. Realized that paint under the Infusions would add some good depth.
Time to add the Infusions back in. Mixed Media is all about the layers! Now we are getting somewhere. You can see the difference as the ink is moved around. Love how the ink brings out the textures created by the gesso, the wrinkles etc. You can see on the right how wetting & moving the paper helps spread the color.
Time To Fly
Pulling out my swatch chart to decide what to emboss on the puzzle pieces was next. Sea of Tranquility seemed a good choice it is one of my favs. I used the number stamp from the set ESA17. This is also the set my title "Magic" comes from.
I just used pieces of the stamp on each puzzle section. Love that random look it creates. Sea of Tranquility not only has a great name but the look once the emboss is heated is blue with flecks of teal, gold & white. So dynamic!
Time for a Focal Image.
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- Seth Apter Stamps by PaperArtsy: The Hand-EM37
- " " zig zag Sewing- EM54
- " " wonky popsicle EM52
- " ' Magic Set ESA17
- " " Journey Set ESA13
- Seth Apter Emboss by WOW in Crusty Copper & Weathered Gold from the Metalz Trio & Sea Of Tranquility from Cosmic Trio
- Sara Naumann stencil by PaperArtsy PS204
- Fresco Finish Paint by PaperArtsy in
- Infusions - Black Current, A Touch of Jade
- Gee-Sso Good by Indigo Blu
- Lava Paste
- Seth Apter Izink Ice in Cold Gold, & Whiskey Frost
- Prima Rich Copper Wax
- Foam Squares & Double Sided Adhesive by Thermoweb