Sunday, March 22, 2015

Gina's Designs DT Project - "Bee..." Art Journal Page

Hello fellow crafters. Today I want to share with you my very first art journal page! I had so much fun making this. I learned two things while doing this: there is no wrong way to create and I love making a mess!
I started with page with a coat of gesso. From there, I used all the paint colors listed below to create the background. I just kept adding layers. If I didn't like how the color turned out, I applied more gesso to that area and started again. Once dried, I sprayed Lindy's at the top of the page and let it run down. While the page was still wet I took a paper towel and pressed to absorb the excess. In some places, it lifted the color which added depth. After that I used stamps in select spots across the page.  The brown spots were created by watering down brown paint and using a fan brush to splatter it across the page. The edges of page were inked with Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Black Soot.
The honeycomb was first cut a part and then painted brown. Once it was attached to the page, I used my finger to apply gesso in random spots. The bees were first painted yellow and when that was dry, I used black gesso for the markings. The Prima stamp was used on the wings.
There were several hexagons pieces that I was able to pop from the honeycomb to use. After the yellow paint was dry, I used some rub-on alpha's and edged the tiles with Walnut Stain and Black Soot.
For the words, I rubbed the letters onto white card stock and then used Walnut Stain along the edges. Once they were adhered to the page, I used a charcoal pencil to create the dark frame around each of them. For a softer look, I used my finger to smudge the lines.
 Gina's Designs Products Used

Other Products Used:
Paint: Daler Rowney: Medium Yellow, Cream, Yellow Ochre, Lemon Yellow, Brilliant Red, Orange
Folk Art: Daffodil Yellow
Liquitex: Burnt Umber
Rub-on Alpha Stamps from my stash
Stamps: RubberMoon - Mixed media 
Prima - #96081
White cardstock
Ink: Tim Holtz Distressed: Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Black Soot
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Summer Lovin' Sun
Black Charcoal

Thank you to all the wonderful artists/crafters that shared their art journals on various social media forums. You have all inspired me to make the leap!

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