Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Just a Little bit more...

Here are a few images of the final few pages and pieces I did on my creative weekend away:

This one is in my Scribblepedia journal, just a light application of Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions paints in both Rose Quartz & Peony Blush.  I then added some more marks using Art Foamies (Shapes Small). I tend to use Ranger's Archival Jet Black ink pad for my stamping, but not you can also use your paints and/or ink (sprays and such) as well.
Tipster:  I like to use the permanent inks as my stamps are usually just a layer, therefore I can put another medium over top of the ink without having to worry about it bleeding.It also never hurts for you to apply a quick blast with your heat tool to 'set' the ink(s).


I have added a thick coat of Heavy Body White Paint (or might have been gesso, hard to tell with me sometimes).  And while it was still wet, I added some marks!  I used the Dina Wakley Media Tools to create these marks.


I also decided to add a bit of scribbles, but this time in form of one of the most popular Art Foamies stamps - Julie Fei-Fen Balzer's Writer's Block.  I know it is hard to see here, but I only wanted partial images of the stamp, nothing too clear.  So I simply used the stamp after I stamped it on some cast off papers before I applying the final stamp onto the page here.



This next is not done, but  just wanted to 'play' with this color series I have been using a lot lately.  Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Black & White.  I began it all with some simple finger painting in opposite corners of the the book pages and started layering stencils and colors in my usual format. 


Stencils - StencilGirl Products M108, M103, M109, & M106.


Here is how it looks now - thinking some interesting collage papers might be a nice addition - you do you think? Maybe some scribbles? More paint?


The final one for the weekend was a pretty simple one - thought it was time I pulled out some of my Crafter's Workshop stencils for a change - it has been a while, but once I get going on these I quickly remember why I like them so much for journaling!

Why you ask? Don't get me wrong, I love the StencilGirl ones too (obviously)...but for different reasons.  If I want more of a 'visual' texture, I gravitate to the StencilGirl ones, when I want actual 'feel me' texture, Crafter's Workshop are the best!  They are a thicker Mylar (plastic) and I find are able to hold up to the manipulation of products such as gel mediums, heavier gessos as well as modeling pastes - any weight you want to put through them.  You are able to achieve the noticeable clean 3D effect with these stencils easily due to their thickness and flexibility.  

I am back in my upcycled journal again - using Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Paints in Lemon, Tangerine, Cheddar, Umber and White.  The base paints are all applied using my fingers.  


Crafter's Workshop Stencils used:  TCW593s, TCW447s, TCW547s


Then I did a free hand scribble of the onion skin using my Liquitex Paint Markers in Black & White and then a little extra scribble/sketch using my Sakura Gelly Roll in White.

The lighter ''brown' you see in these last photos are the Umber mixed with White - it really takes on a grey/brown and is starting to be a new fave of mine!  If you do not or have not dabbled in mixing your paints - you really should!  The colors that come through (most often) are fabulous!!


The black sketchy circles you see are done using my Lyra Water Soluble Graphite Sticks.


Thanks for sticking through!  I know it was a tad long!  I have some more to share with you later this week on some pieces I have been working on that I am sure you will enjoy as well!

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until next time...

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