Monday, August 31, 2015

Art Journal Play!

Hi Everyone, 
I have had very little time to Blog lately because I have been a little obsessed with playing in my art Journal!
So here is a warning....this is a long post with lots of pics!
So without further ado this is what I have been doing lately, you may even see a theme.....Music....I was really inspired by the latest release by Scrap FX! 

Page 1:

I used the lace as a stencil again with the left over gold impasto I used for my video tutorial a few posts back. I really hate to waste left over paint and will often just smash it on another journal page to use it up! 


I used old telephone book pages in the background, I love how thin they are and they are full of lovely text. Once again the Music Collage Stamp from Scrap FX made an appearance!
Finished with a Dina Wakley girl and a Tim Holtz Quote Stamp.

 Page 2:

Used more of that Gold Impasto, this time with the Marrakech Stencil by Scrap FX on a printed tissue background.

Lots of stamps, ink and gorgeous bright paint!

And yes, that music collage stamp features yet again!

Page 3:

New colour scheme this time and look gold (must have run out)!
I painted the background with my fingers then used white paint with the foam stamp to create a "ghost" effect. 

I randomly used a Tim Holtz Background script stamp over the paint to finish the background.

The Treble Clef is a new release chipboard piece, that I fell in love with! I painted it black and added a touch of white.
Finished it all off by using an old alpha stamp and some letter Stickers from my stash, then some of my own scrawl.

Page 4: 

Last one I promise! No music this time!

 This one was a very quick one playing with paint, stencils and a stamp or 2!

I really just threw stuff on the page for this one and used a sponge to apply the black Gesso over a Scrap FX Stencil. The small amount of texture is light molding paste through another stencil.

 The text is a Donna Downey Stencil and the hand is a Tim Holtz Stamp.
And that is all, so glad you made it to the end???
Until next time, do more of what makes you Happy!


  1. Looking gorgeously colourful and full of wonderful bits and bobs. The lace as a stencil works a treat! Love the 'let it be' me singing as well as seeing!!!

    1. LOL! Thanks Lizzy, have to admit to singing everytime I see that Chippy too!


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