Monday, April 13, 2015

Art Journal - Touch the Sky...

Hello again! Every now and then I take a small break from posting projects here while I focus on other non-crafty things, and take up learning some new (to me) techniques. This last little break was one of those times, but I plan to get back on a crafty roll and start sharing on a regular basis again...and that begins with today's Mixed Media Monday post. :)

This is another 2-page spread in my small Dylusions journal. It's filled with textures and rich colors...

It started with a coating of modeling paste through Prima's Stone Wall stencil. After the paste had dried, lots of Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays were applied, mulit-layered and lifted until there were darker shades around the edges fading to near-white in the center.

The large script stencil was inked with Watering Can (gray) Archival ink; the stamped lace edge and center stitching were stamped with Black Archival ink...

Modeling paste was mixed with brown German glass glitter, then applied through the Tim Holtz burlap stencil...a little bit more of the glass glitter was sprinkled over the top of the paste before it dried completely.

Unity Stamp "dream Big" was stamped in three places, again with Watering Can Archival ink, and then it was time to add the hearts, balloons, and text strips.

I placed the hearts on the page with removable tape and traced around them lightly with a pencil. (I wanted to shade around the hearts, and wanted to make it easier to get right up to the edges - and this was the easy way... :) )  I shaded with a black Stabilo All pencil around the tracing lines, then permanently adhered the hearts to the pages.  The "rust" hearts are chipboard, with the rusting effect achieved by using The Dusty Attic's Rusting Powder, then wiping it off with my fingers once dry, so I had the rusty shades, but not the texture. A little bit more modeling paste was added to the red hearts just for fun...

Color Mediums:   Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays - Caribbean Blue,  Tilt a Wheel Teal,  T-Bird Turquoise,  
Gag Me With A Spoon Grey,  Cattail Copper Brown
Art Mediums:   Golden white gesso and modeling paste
Stamps:  Indigo Blu "Limor Webber Rugged Edge";   B Line "Lace Duo;   Unity Stamp Co. "Dream Big"
Dies:   Penny Black "uplifting"
Stencils:  Prima "Stonewall 3";  The Crafters Workshop "Mini Tile Texture"; 
 Donna Downey "Scribble Script";  Tim Holta "Burlap"
Miscellaneous:   The Dusty Attic Rusting Powder,  brown German glass glitter,  Black Stabilo All pencil;  Black and Watering Can Archival Inks

Thanks for visiting today, and I hope your week is starting with a smile!


  1. Wow..I loved the textures..colors and the shading around hearts to add depth makes amazing impact on the design ! Fab Job !

  2. Fantastic pages. I loved the tip about tracing around the hearts to be able to shade close to them. Cheers Angie

  3. Stunning Kathy!! So vibrant and such lovely textures xx

  4. This art journal spread looks amazing.. love the colors and textures, and love the hearts too.. and that reminds me I have not done a journal page for ages!!!

  5. Beautiful piece!!! I just love it. Amazed with the lace stamp!! Got to get me one of those ❤️❤️❤️

  6. Fabulous use of stone wall stencil, it has created beautiful texture. Wonderful layers of lindy's, glass glitter as well as stamping in the background. Combination of heart and balloons as a center piece...make this page lovely.
    Another stunning creation, Kathy.


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