I have been AWOL (holidays!!! YAY) and I do apologise sincerely...but I am back trying to get into the swing of things.
So a little while ago I was up on the Colour Blast Blog with a new Art Journal Page step by step!
Using the new Colour Sprays that are so vibrant and gorgeous you are going to want every colour in the range!
The major difference between these sprays and the Colour Shimmer sprays is that they have more depth of colour and no shimmer.
So before I prattle on, here is the page:
This is such a simple page to do and it started out with me just playing with the sprays to make a layered background.Here is what I started with, just a matter of spraying and using stencils with them, and look at that lovely colour! The colours I used are:
Colour Sprays: Carribean, Lagoon, Rainforest and a few drops of Grape (OOPS....yes had a little accident, right at the end, but had to just go with it!!).
Colour Shimmer Sprays: Bling
I layered Colour Shimmer Spray in Bling to add some shine.
The 2 products work brilliantly together.
With the background done in literally minutes I then stamped a face to the side of the page with Archival Ink.
Next I wanted to create a Mandala type of effect. The easiest way to do this is to use a round stencil and a fine marker as a starting point. I taped the stencil down to stop it moving around.
And this is what you end up with, all ready to add your own details!
I decided I wanted the Mandala a little bigger so I added another line with a compass...easy!
Then I just added my doodling!
Adding all the details was very relaxing and you do not have to be able to draw to make an effective impact, this is in no way perfect, but the repetition hides al the flaws!
I felt like I needed a little more texture and detail for my girl, so I added some stamping and Embossing Powder in Bling.
The page is just about complete, just needed a quote to fit the mood of the page. Then just a matter of stamping, mounting on black card and finding a space to put it!
Seriously anyone can do this page and creating a Mandala is super easy, just look through you stencil stash for a starting point!!!
Here are a few more details of the finished page (complete with accidental splashes of Grape Colour Spray!!!)
I always like to add some of my own details when I stamp a face with a combination of marker (for the scribbles) and Stabillo All Pencil that is water soluble, this makes the image your own.
Even my stamping was a little off but sometimes you just have to embrace the mistakes!
So that is all from me today, thanks so much for joining me, I am fresh with ideas after such a wonderful break so I am sure to be back very soon!