Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Texture Tips with Melissa--September Frog Dog Studio Kit

Good morning all! Melissa here with September's texture tip :)

This month I received the neon themed kit to play with, and play I did! For my first project I did some work in my art journal using a little bit of everything in the kit.

I started by rubbing the neon green ink pad all over the journal page to create the background.

Next, I added some of the Dylusions white spray ink.

Then, I began adding little bits and pieces of the paint chips, the stickers, and the color fragments. I attached them all with matte medium.

The next step is where I brought in some texture. I laid down a flower stencil and then covered it with Golden Fiber Paste. This paste has a very fibrous feel to it, like a handmade paper. It has a very rustic look that I enjoy.

Using the Viva Liquid Pencil, I added in some doodles along the top and bottom areas. I also cut up the neon pink plastic roll and attached a few of them as circles on the page.

For the final step, I did an exercise that I learned from the book Unstuck. You take a random page in a book and just begin selecting words and phrases that jump out at you. Then I arranged them into a little poem--fun! I cut them out and attached them to the page, then went around them with the pink Faber Castel big brush pen to highlight each phrase and add a little depth.

Here is the finished product and a close up:

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Necessity is the mother of invention, isn't it? You took items that normally wouldn't be considered art, and made art.

    I really liked what you did with the book/words. I love the printed word on art, because words are art.

    And I enjoy seeing what can be done with the supplies in the kit. Great job and thanks for blazing a trail.

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words!! One of the things I love about these kits is how they challenge you to use different materials in fun and interesting ways :)