Saturday, May 21, 2016

"Courage" Art Journal Page for Colour Blast

Hey there everyone! 
Just thought I would share my step by step that I created for the Colour Blast Blog this month:
So without further ado here is the page:

And here I will attempt to explain how I did it:
First I gessoed my page and glued down some printed tissue, then selected a colour combination. I went with Envy and Snow White to start with.
 I then laid down the 2 pastes with a palette knife across the page.

While the pastes were still wet, I selected a background stamp and pressed it into the pastes to create an impression.

I also used the excess paste on the stamp to create more texture around the page.

So here is what the page looks like so far.

Next I added some more background using a stamp and dye ink pad to match the main colour (Envy).

Then used the same background stamp with Stazon ink to create some contrast.

 I then splashed around some Shimmer Spray in Envy and Steel and  used a dip pen and some India ink to scribble text across the page.

To make the texture pops a little more, I decided to try and emboss the raised parts of the background. I gently rubbed a Versamark pad across the ridges then added the powder and heated. It did work but is very difficult to show via photos unfortunately.

When I was happy with the background I began to add embellishments.
I used painted chipboard, thread, stamped images, enamel dots,  and a stamped doilie on vellum.
Lastly I just had to splash some black ink to finish it off.
    So here are the final detail shots for you:

    The products I used are:
    Colour Pastes: Envy & Snow White.
    Shimmer Sprays: Envy and Steel.
    Embossing Powder: Steel.
    You can find all the Colour Blast products Here.

    I hope I have inspired you to have a play, until next time, happy scrapping!


    1. Looks great - I really enjoyed seeing your 'process' or 'progress'??!!! Love how you got that pattern to pop a bit more with the embossing. It's one of my fave things to do, add some shimmer with embossing powder! Great journal page:):)

    2. Thanks a bunch Lizzy, I do find it hard to do the step by step thing as i just get in the "zone" and before you know it I have missed about 6 steps!


    Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know you were here!