Hello my crafty peeps I hope you are all well.
I have something different to share with you today as you know I have decided to dip my fingers into mixed media and art journaling and have covered a couple of art journal books all ready for me start, so I thought I better make a start.
So for my first page this is what I came up with and I have to say I’m really pleased with it. I used a couple of new things to me on it hoping they turned out OK and they really did.
Firstly I stamped the image which is called Francesca she is one of the Wonky Tonk Girls by Tracy Easson. I love these girls (yes I have them all eekkk). I coloured her with my polychrome onto watercolour card. Now I went for a darker skin tone as I knew the background was going to be darker in places. I’m really pleased with how she turned out considering I usually do a lighter tone, and of course she rocks the pink hair!!
For the background I gesso’d the page firstly then added my texture paste (this is the other first) usually I use homemade texture paste, but I saw somewhere (proably in youtube) you can use poly filer. So I was intrigued and so I brought some I got the interior kind which is finer and more smooth in texture and the exterior which is more coarse. I used both on the page using the exterior on the brick stencil and the finer one on the bubbles and cross effect. The brick and dots stencil are by Imagination Crafts and the other one is by Creative Expression.(all links below)
The ink sprays I used were by cosmic shimmer and ranger distress sprays
Once I was happy with the colour I let it dry then stamped some of the small stamps which came with the Wonky Tonk Girls and then I also used a mini script stamp from paperArtsy just to add interest.
I wanted the wall to look a little like it had been graffitied so I took the word stamps from the Wonky Tonk Girls stamped them onto a coloured water coloured scrap I had then fussy cut them out then added to the wall randomly.
To finish off I added some gilding wax here and there and there you have it. I hope you like it as much as I do and I’ll see you soon.
Links to find the downloads and all things me and what I have used
http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk/ ATG (Mixed Media)
http://mixedmediawarriors.blogspot.co.uk/ MOOD BOARD