Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Have a happy day!

My niece came over last week for a visit.
She is nine 8½ months pregnant, in fact the baby is due tomorrow!
It is a little boy and we are all very excited!

She was feeling frustrated and hot so to take her mind off things 
we started to create a page.
We worked together as she has never done this technique.
This is my page.

We started off with Distress stains to create the blue background.
Then a bit of stenciling and
a bit of stamping.
We stained a separate piece of paper 
to use for stamping the words and images we wanted to use
as color accents. 

This is her page.
 We used the Distress markers and a water pen for extra
color on the page.
We ended off with a bit of doodling and scribbling
 with black and white pens.

I think they both came out blooming good!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

This way Honey....

This is what today was like...

I wrote down what bothered me and then I 
covered the whole page with gesso.

As you can see, I am feeling a bit blue...
so I had to paint the page blue.

Direction is also a problem today, so 
 lots of arrows, some hand painted, some stenciled.

Then I wrote, 
Watter kant toe Bokkie!
Which way Honey!

Now all my "not for public consumption" thoughts
on this side of the page are covered up. 

This is what the other side of the page looks like.
 Now  I have to go and paint....

Keep well.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Gesso your pages

Hi Everyone
For Saturday's class you need to bring all your 
art journaling supplies and a few pages covered with gesso. 

This is more or less what you will be creating.
Spraying with inks to create a background. 

See you Saturday.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Paint, stencil and scribble.

I am having fun with a few new techniques and these are the results.

As always, first a layer of gesso. Let it dry.
Then I used my water mister to wet the paper.
The next step is to put paint directly onto the paper and then spread
the paint. Big strokes and don't overwork the paint.
If the paint is too dry, spray some more water to let it flow.
When the paint is dry, do some stenciling and stamping.

For the next page I took a different approach.
I first painted the background and then did some stamping and stenciling.
Because I painted over the pink and orange the colours changed a bit.
For the black grunginess I used my Stabilo All pencil.

On these two pages I more or less followed the same 
order. Gesso, news paper print tissue paper, painted circles, stenciling,
low lights, high lights, stamping and doodling.
Last of all the white circles with my bottle cap.

Here I did not do the white paint bottle cap thing, 
but I did the black paint splattering thing.

I like all of these pages, because I enjoyed myself
experimenting with the different techniques!

Keep on experimenting!