Art Journal Page: Beauty

17 Oct 2018

 

Hi everyone, today I would like to show you guys my take on the Lindy’s Stamp Gang October Challenge Mood-board and today my focus will be on painting/water-colouring with your Lindy’s. Lindy’s Stamp Gang products are very versatile but not many people actually use them for colouring in images. Because of the gorgeous shimmer that most of these products have there are some things you need to be aware off, but when you do you will notice that Lindy’s colours are awesome watercolour paints!

 

This is what this month’s mood-board looks like:

 

 

It made me think of vintage sepia pictures and I thought this colour combination would look particularly nice on a project using a face as my focal point. A fun image by Aurora Wings, called “Veil of Petals“ jumped to my mind next! It was waiting for the perfect occasion to colour her!

So, let’s get started!

 

 

Step 1:

I printed this Aurora Wings digital image on Clairefontaine Bristol Pure White paper. Then I mixed some Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shaker in the colour “Oom Pah Pah Pink“ with water on my watercolour palette, using a brush (mix well and regularly, this is my first tip!). Then I coloured the face with my brush trying to pay attention to where the shadows and the highlights would be! This way I added more layers (particularly on her lips) until I was happy with the results. This particular pink colour is a bit too pink for a realistic skin colour but I will tone it down a little bit in the next step!

 

 

Step 2:

Next I mixed some Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical in the colour “Steampunk Sepia“ with water and added colour to the shadow part of the flowers and the hair. My next tip is to layer colour carefully, when you build depth in the colour the shimmer will build as well, it can get to the point where the printed lines have vanished!

I also used a little of this brown to tone down the pink skin colour a bit.

 

 

Step 3:

Next I started adding more layers and colours using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shaker in  “Cowabunga Copper“ and Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sprays in “Glory of the Seas Gold“ and “Clam Bake Beige“. My next tip: make sure to not loose your highlights, lifting colour is not that easy. Leave some white space!

 

 

Step 4:

Here you can see how the colouring looked when I had finished! My last tip: you can always ad back in some of the printed lines that you lost during the colouring process using for example a black Copic MultiLiner and you can also ad back in some highlights using a white Gelly Roll Pen.

 

 

Step 5:

I decided to ad this gorgeous image to an art journal page: I kept the background neutral in colour and design to not distract from the coloured image. Today I’m working in my Winsor & Newton Heavy Weight Wire-O Sketch Book. I cut two panels from watercolour paper (each panel 14,5 x 20,5 centimetres in size).

Then I pencilled in the quote that I wanted to use on the right hand page, first with a graphite pencil and then going over the lines using the same Copic MultiLiner (0.3) that I used before. I used a calligraphy style that I taught myself as a child.

Then I applied The Crafter’s Workshop “Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste“ over a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil called “Rose Bouquet“ (TCW823s) using a palette knife and set that aside to dry.

 

 

Step 6:

Now I’m going to ad colour to the background (but not the middle part of the left hand page because I will ad my image there), using some of the same colours that I used before: LSG Magical in Steampunk Sepia and LSG Spray in Glory of the Sea Gold.

I started by applying the Glory of the Sea Gold colour to the project, using a brush, spraying with water, which makes the colour run and drying what I had when I liked the result. I kept adding layers until I was happy with the colour.

Then I added Steampunk Sepia for a bit more depth: I added the powder with a fan brush to my project and sprayed with water, the rest of the process is the same as with the spray.

When I was happy with both these colours I added splatters to my project in both colours!

 

 

Step 7:

Now I can put my page together: I die cut the coloured image to a size that I liked. Then I cut a mat from black card stock that is slightly larger then the coloured image. I edged both pages using Archival Ink in the colour “Jet Black“ using a foam applicator.

Then I adhered the coloured image to the black mat.

To finish my project now all I have to do is to adhere both panels to the actual art journal using The Crafter’s Workshop “Matte Gel Medium“ and a brush (wash you brush afterwards) and when dry I added the coloured image on the left hand page also using the same gel medium and doodled a little around the black edge of the coloured image using the same black Copic MultiLiner as before!

 

Some detail pictures:

 

 

 

 

And that’s it for today’s fun art journal project! I wish you a creative day!

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