Happy Friday crafty people! How is your week going? I’ve had a really lovely one, the sun is shining in Scotland today and I’m ready for a chilled out weekend. Way back at the start of the year I said I was going to start my art journal and I did (it’s only got one page so far but that’s a start…. isn’t it!). I’ve been a bit stuck as to how to progress so I thought I would just have a play with some mixed media and see if a page emerges.
I took an A4 piece of card that had an advert on it. Rather than writing out the process I thought I would share some pictures along the way with a few notes for what I used……
Book pages, napkin and tissue paper glued down with matt modge podge.
Cover some areas with white gesso
Random acrylic paint splodges!
Stencil and structure paste and acrylic paint
(I’m a bit sorry I sprayed the lady’s face with the pink ink, it somehow makes me think of Jack the Ripper!)
Wooden leaf stamp with paint, circle stencil with paint and some “lid stamping” to make “bubbles”
The last thing I did was to trim off the edges. To be honest I wasn’t very happy with it but I decided to keep it as a base for a page in my journal as well as a couple of others projects! I’m hoping that by trying out different techniques I will get a better idea for what works and be able to produce something that I like more!
Anyway I will be sharing what I did with this over the next couple of weeks (the first one will be up tomorrow morning!) I’d love to hear if you have any advice or tips for me! Thanks so much for having a peek at what I’ve been up to.
Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) x