Tuesday, July 30, 2013

July Kit Journal Page

Hi everyone:)  If you haven't yet discovered our July Kit, I hope this page will inspire you to!! I just love having a kit to work with...no need for going on a "hunt" in my "stash" to find all my page elements because Tina does such a FABULOUS job of pulling products that work so well together!

I have to admit, that for 3 dimensional projects I usually have some sort of "plan"... 
I can't say that about my Journal pages...

I'm never quite sure what will come out on the page, as I explore color, texture, and layers.  Although I did have a direction for color, based on the adorable Ephemera sheet from ARTChixStudio

For the page background, I started with some acrylic paint from a previous project in a light teal along with a shade of mustard.

You can see in the picture above, that I "squirted" out the mustard color before I shook the bottle...am I the only one who does this???

I then used a Brayer, to lay down these colors. 

Next, I sprayed a bit of water on this scrap of burlap and pressed it into the still wet background paint.

*Notice my beautiful bright blue nails:)  My 2 yr. old granddaughter insisted we both have BLUE

When it was dry, I smeared a bit of the Distress Paint (peeled paint) onto the page with my fingers.

Before I got started on my Journal page, I made several background pages on my Gelli plate, using the Distress Paints (found in the kit)

1.) I "poured" out a bit of paint from both bottles of DISTRESS PAINT, found in the July Kit.

2.) I spread the paint on the gelli plate with my brayer.

3.)  I placed an alphabet stencil on top of the spread paint, and then placed a piece of white card stock on top of the stencil, and pressed with my hands.

BELOW are some of these gelli plate backgrounds.  I tore them into pieces and then added them to my page using my NEW FAVORITE gel medium...Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi Matte Medium.

( I did a few with the same mustard color I used for the page background)

I used the Antique Linen Distress Paint to add these "dots" on top of the ripped paper.

Once they were dry, I put a little of the Antique Linen on a scrap piece of paper, added a few spritz of water, and then rubbed the watered down paint onto my page. (making sure to go around the edges of the torn pieces I had adhered to the page)

Next, I decided to distress the Tim Holtz hinges ( I ended up using 1 not 2) with the Peeled Paint Distress Paint.  I also added it to some string I had in my "stash."  (Just looking for more textural elements & love finding ways to utilize the great products in our kits!)

I decided to add a bit more of the mustard color to the page, but this time I used another one of my favorite products...
                                             Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Artists' Crayons

These crayons can be used "dry" or you can spread out their color using water.
I first "drew" on my page with the crayon, and then went over it with a wet brush, spreading out the color.

I chose not to add water to the above lines on top of the distress paint "dot."

Another technique I like to use with these crayons is pulling color directly onto my brush from the crayon.  Wet your brush, and then "grab" the color from the tip.

I used this method to add color around the torn edges of the paper pieces I had added to the page.

Waiting in the wings (pun intended:) )  were some of the images from our kit's Ephemera sheet from ARTChix Studio. 

I cut out this cute card and added the Crackle Accents to the bird and some of the flowers.  I next added the word FLY from the same ARTChix sheet.  After all were dry, I stitched the card to a piece of textured brown card stock and distressed the edges with the Antique Linen Distress Paint. 

I began to add some of the last layers by adding a few "doodles" and by writing the sentiment using my Scarlet Lime Pen along with a Crimson Red Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Artists' Crayon. (I added the white on top of the red letters to make them "pop")

I also scribbled some of the red crayon on a piece of scrap paper, spritzed it with a little water, and then "dipped" this chevron stamp in it to add a little more red to the page.

(Michaels has a $1 bin with sets of 3 stamps on a page that this chevron was on...I LOVE a bargain!!)

The Sentiment reads..."In Our Dreams We Are Able to FLY and That is a Remembering of How We Were Meant to BE."  -Heleine L\'Engle

The little flower detail above is from the ARTChix sheet, with Crackle Accents added to it...I LOVE that stuff!!

I added a bit more detail using the below ink and stamp along with my Washi tape roll dipped in Antique Linen Distress Paint and then stamped on the page:) 

 As always, we would ALL LOVE to see your projects on our Facebook page!!!  
See you there!

Creatively yours,

1 comment:

  1. Sue, wow, what a gorgeous page and I love the techniques/detail shots you've shown as well! Love the stitched/crackled ephemera birds, and love that you stamped with your washi roll too! Love the look of the hinges with the distress paint also.