Paints and inks by Dylusions
Large Bee Wings by Jo Capper-Sandon for Stampotique Originals
Sometimes, especially during the school holidays, there just aren't enough hours in the day for art journaling but I did manage to find a little time when I was on holiday recently.
I drew this figure onto paper (I have been wanting to draw more in my journal for ages but never quite got round to it) coloured her with Prismas, and then added her to my very grungy background. The wings are from Large Bee by Jo Capper-Sandon which were stamped onto acetate:
I absolutely LOVE this quote, and it came from one of the many new stamp ranges by Dylusions at Art from the Heart.
I created the grungy background in my large A4 (12 x 8) Moleskine by first collaging torn squares of text all over the page and covering with a layer of gel medium. I painted over this with Dylusions paints in blue, orange and white, and the paint settled into the gaps of the collaged background giving lots of texture. I then added a few squirts of ink and a few splatters:
I'm pleased with how this page turned out. Doing the collaged background was a bit time-consuming but I love the final effect and will definitely do this again.
Yesterday I taught a full and busy art journaling class at Art from the Heart to a group of entertaining, enthusiastic, like-minded arty ladies. It was Sheila aka Crafty She's birthday and here she is misbehaving:
She had a birthday balloon tied to her chair, had to wear a birthday girl badge all day, and then we all celebrated by eating cake :-) She left with very inky painty hands at the end of the day so she must have had a good time!
You can read more about the class and see some fab examples if you visit Anne's blog here, but be warned, Anne's pages are of an adult nature! Ha ha! Some of these naughty peeps are leading me astray ....
Here they all are hard at work. Don't you think they are a little .... er ... messy?!
But it was a very productive mess! Just look at the gorgeous, colourful, vibrant pages on display here:
Well done ladies, and thanks for your fabulous and entertaining company all day :-)