Hi everyone, today I’m sharing another art journal page in my JMA Slimline Journal with you all! Let’s get started!
Okay, this first picture looks a little bit weird, I know! What you see is the green backside of my previous art journal page (with the magnolia’s) on the left hand side. I added some left over design paper from the Warm & Cozy line (JMA-WAC-SCRAP74 30 cm design paper).
On the right hand side you see another piece of this same design paper peeking from the back (that will be a project for a later moment), on top you see the backside of another page that I already created (I will explain how in a minute).
I created these pages like this to take the most out of my design paper AND when flipping through my art journal you can see parts of different pages at one glace.
On the second picture you see the lay out for today’s project. Using two of the pages that come in the journal I created a shaped page from each of the pages. For this I used a Dutch Doobadoo template (470.713.122). I traced the template on the paper using a graphite pencil, next I cut out the shape using my scissors and I distressed the edges using an edge distresser.
When today’s project is ready I can adhere the left hand panel to the green back (with the piece of design paper in between) and when my next art journal page is ready I can adhere the two shaped pages on the right hand side onto each other as well. This way my previous pages don’t get damaged when I add lots of water to my background!
On each page I than applied some TCW Light & Fluffy modeling paste, using a palette knife, and I applied the paste over the “Ornamental Leaves” stencil form the Warm & Cozy line (JMA-WAC-MASK56) and let that dry.
I also picked today’s quote from the Time to Relax sticker book (STICKERJMA05), adhered each line to some deep burgundy mirror card stock and cut around the quote leaving some of the mirror card stock.
Onto the focal point of today’s project. I started out by stamping the gorgeous rose image (STAMPJMA13) onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper using Versamark ink (which is sticky) and I heat embossed using white embossing powder. You get the best results if you use an anti-static powder tool before stamping the image.
Now I can start the colouring process: first I created depth and definition using a Spectrum Noir Metallic Flip marker in the colour Eclipse (which is a blackened burgundy) in combination with water and a small brush.
I wanted my image to be slightly more red so next I added some Spectrum Noir Aqua Marker in Flame Red and mixed this colour in some area’s with the previous colour.
To make it match nicely with the yellow flowers in the background I than lastly added in some Spectrum Noir Glitter marker in Golden Glow, this also created a little bit of a vintage look.
For the green leaves I used the same method and for this I used a combination of Spectrum Noir Metallic Flip marker in Galaxy with Spectrum Noir Glitter markers in Jade Aqua and Carbon. Around the image I used a combination of mixtures (my goal was to create a defined edge to the coloured image. Next I fussy cut the image leaving a small border.
Time to work on my background panels: I did not gesso the paper because this is watercolour paper and thick enough! I Used three Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals to create the look that I was going for.
First I used LSG Magical in Golden Sleigh Bells, which in the end I found slightly to bright. No harm done, I just added more layers of other colours to create the look that I wanted. For each colour I did the same: I took some of the pigment powder from the jar using a dry fan brush. I sprinkled the powder onto the project in an area that I wanted to colour, I work on each area separate. Spray the pigment with water which makes the colour run, dry when you like what you have (I used my heat tool for this). Repeat if you want a certain area to be darker in colour!
Next I added LSG Magical in Opal Sea Oats to mute the first yellow layers. This was working out okay, but I still felt something was missing. I first die cut some filigree shapes using the small die in the Time to Relax die set with number STENCILJMA12, this helped but was not enough. So I decided to add some LSG Magical in Sweet Violet Purple Teal and now I was happy with how my pages looked.
I added some splatters using a Coliro Pearl Colour in Mint and some white splatters using a Posca pen.
Because I used my heat tool to dry each layer of colour my paper was slightly warped, no problem at all, keep it in a book for about half an hour and it’s much more flat!
Time to finish my project: I created green reinforcements using the Crealies CLJP650 Reinforcement Shapes die set (using Clairefontaine Paint On Grey Green paper) and darkened them a bit using SN Friar Brown and some black ink in combination with a foam applicator tool.
I adhered the rose image and the die cut element together using regular tape and adhered this combination onto my right hand page using one millimetre thick foam tape, and I did the same on the left hand page with the quote but this combination I adhered to the page using Ranger Medium Matte from the small bottle.
And that is it for today’s art journal project! I wish you a creative day!