Art Journal, Dyan Reaveley, Dylusion Ink Sprays, Dylusions, Gesso, Mixed media, Ranger, stamping, Stencil, The Crafter's Workshop
I have to say, this art journal page didn’t turn out as I envisioned. Probably because it started out all wrong, and then got covered up, and then…… You know, everything snowballed and the end product was vastly different from what I had originally been going for.
However, I did get to play a lot and what’s not fun about that? 🙂
The original page had a lot of Dylusions Ink Sprays, which I love, but it just went all wrong. So I covered it all in gesso, played with the texture a bit – ran a fork through, that type of thing – and then let the gesso work its magic as it dried:
And I ended up with the same colours I started with, just much more subtle and with a lot more interest and texture.
I added some Viva Decor Ferro, which my kiddies say is like mud, so they love it, through a Dylusions Letter Jumble stencil:
And I used a Pearl paint dabber sprayed with gold mist for the moon and quote:
I also stamped some of my favourite leaves, added some more mist through the Dotted Flowers stencil, and paper pieced some houses on vintage book paper.
All in all, I’ll live with it. After all, isn’t experimenting the main thing here? I also learned to put tape on my journal seams, as you can see from the colour that seeped through from a later page.
Luckily, I don’t mind the extra pop of colour here but I won’t be taking that chance any more and am having fun now playing with different washi tapes. You’ll see some of that next week!
What have you done this week? Any fun things to link me up to and show me? You know I’d love to see it!
I read the cover of the beautiful journal and it brought tears to my eyes, I had never heard that one before. Great work on the journal! And… I nominated you for the Liebster award! http://sooofullofcraft.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/liebster-award-questions-answers/
Wow, thanks on both counts!
This is gorgeous. I read the house burned. Is this true? If it is….awwww. I’m sorry. I love the final project. Very powerful! Happy Balzer-ing. Lovies. Samara
Thanks Samara. The quote does read “When my house burned down I saw the moon more clearly” but luckily, it’s just a quote, it didn’t happen – thank goodness!:)
nice work – i love when things turn out totally different than I thought they would!
I enjoy the playful sense to your piece.
Thank you so much!
Cathy Caines said:
very super cool Sara!
Thanks Cathy – hope you’re having a warm and fabulous time!