Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Letter It! -with Catherine Scanlon's Art Journaling Coloring Book

Happy Tuesday!
Sue here, with another fun November Project using 
Frog Dog's Exclusive Catherine Scanlon Art Journaling Coloring Book

...Along with many other "juicy" products from our November Kit!

...and I MEAN JUICY!!  Wait til you try the Sakura Glaze and Souffle pens!

But, I'm getting ahead of myself...sorry.  I get a little excited about great pens, and Tina gave us such an assortment this month!

My Coloring page started out with a layer of the color from our Niji Pearlescent Watercolor Set.  I used a mister to saturate the color with water, and then took a damp sponge brush to load on the paint.

I used a paper towel to "blot" some of the excess water, and create some "highs & lows." 

For the "Quote Box" I loaded a more concentrated amount of water color to the brush (more color less water) to create a darker area for the words I would add later.


Next, I added some color with the glaze pens. (did I mention how JUICY they are?!!)
Below you can see the turquoise and hunter green.

I used a brush to add the glossy accents to the flower center in order to "catch" the Distress Glitter and hold it in place.

Below, is the healthy "scoop"of glitter I poured into the middle.

I did each flower this way.

The Distress Glitter has such a unique color and texture.  
You can really get a good look in the picture below.

Above, you can see the JUICE actually being squeezed:)
If you look closely, you can also see the 3 dimensional affect the ink adds...
I really LOVE these pens!

Above, I added some lines within the box, using the Turquoise Glaze.

-With an XS Black Pitt Multi liner pen, I "boxed" in each of the Turquoise lines 
I had already drawn.
...then added the vertical lines as well...these would "house" my words.

Above, is an example of "thickening" each letter, and then adding a "triangle" to the top and bottom of the vertical lines.

The blue lines were drawn "haphazardly" with bends and curves.  When letters are contained with these "wonky" lines, their width and height move with them.

Start out with simple "unimpressive" letters...just your natural writing.
Then when you add the combination of varying height, thickness, and triangle ends, the letters become ARTISTIC!

You can "throw" in some cursive letters...all CAPS, or all lower case.
Vary each word.

The page needed a border, so this is an easy but dramatic choice.

I happened to have a Glaze pen in black, so I alternated the 
Black Glaze with the White Souffle.
(beetle juice! beetle juice! beetle juice!)

Did you hear the news that there is going to be a "BEETLE JUICE" SEQUEL?!

The last detail I added, was the White Souffle Centers to some of the letters. It's such a simple thing, but it really helps the words stand out on the page.

Such a joy to share with you!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful page Sue - I haven't used any of these products yet, so it was great to see how you used them to such good effect - I especially enjoyed seeing how to created the lettering, something I really struggle with! Thank you :o)