Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Covering Up the Ugly!

Good morning! Melissa here with a quick tutorial using some more of the fun Catherine Scanlon coloring pages in your art journal.

Now I don't know about you, but I have a few pages in my art journal that are just plain old ugly. Every time I flip through the book and see them I feel like ripping them out. Sometimes I wonder "what the heck was I thinking??!" Art gone bad. REAL bad.

As I was working on coloring these pages I was trying to think of what to do with them afterwards. Then I thought about those disaster pages and thought "I will just crop the edges of the coloring pages, then glue them over the hideousness. Brilliant! :)

When I first got the pages I thought it would be fun to color them all with different mediums. In my first post, I used the watercolors from the kit. For the second page I did, I decided to use Silks acrylics. If you've never used them before, they are really a visual treat. The colors are so vibrant! Using a small stick tool, I colored the entire page with bright and fun colors.



Of course I mixed in a bit of the gel pen from the kit as well as the glitter.

For the third page, I used Prismacolor pencils. They are perfect for coloring, they go on very smooth and the color is beautiful.



When they were all done, I cropped all of the edges off and then used matte medium to glue them right into my art journal.



As a final touch, I stamped a sentiment onto one of the pages and did a little blending of the edges so it all looks cohesive on the page.



I vote these journal pages as "Most Improved!"

Thanks for stopping by :)

4 comments:

  1. your pages definitely aren't ugly now- gorgeous! So magical. :)
    I've never used silk acrylics, they look fun though.

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    1. Thanks! The Silks acrylics are absolutely gorgeous in person--the color is so vibrant!! Thanks for your kind words :)

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  2. what a fabulous idea! Love your vibrant colours, beautiful! :o)

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    1. Thank you, Annie!! :)

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