Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Art Journaling: We All Shared

Hi everyone!

All this month on the Gauche Alchemy blog, we're talking about art journaling. Finished pages, processes, tutorials and tips, everything you need to either get started or maybe add something new to your journaling arsenal. :D

Recently it seems like all I've been working on is varying stages of my art journals, lol, so I'm going to share a finished page today!

This page actually started as a challenge: in using ink mists to start on the backgrounds, some of the ink bleed through from the other side. Don't mind me, I have a heavy ink trigger finger apparently. lol So my gorgeous red background went blech. Bummer!

So here's an easy way to work with it: cover it up with paper. In your FACE, mistake!

Now, it just so happened that I had this page of ephemera that was one whole article so I ripped it all up horizontally and then pasted it down with Mod Podge in crooked strips, using part of the article title as the focal point for my page.

I took some various colors of Dylusions ink sprays, opened the bottles and tapped on some splatter on the background. I stamped through the light bulb mask from UmWowStudio but upside down and only half of it to make a sort of sun-looking shape.

And then I....well...actually I let it sit there for days as I had no clue where the heck to go from here. Usually when that happens, I start adding on a crap ton of washi tape. LOL I just picked according to colors and started layering. Then I remembered I had the super cute UmWowStudio layered clouds so I finger painted some gesso on them and then sprayed with some Dylusions blues.

And that's pretty much where I stopped! lol

Thanks for taking a peek! Make sure to head over to the Gauche Alchemy blog for some art journaling inspiration all this month! It really is SO MUCH FUN!