I had my cranky pants on yesterday, you know, bit of this and bit of that…blah blah blah
So I decided I needed to let the crankies out on a journal page and grabbed by latest prompt from A Year in the Life of an Art Journal.
So I gathered all my fave sayings from an issue of Frankie magazine (it may be sacrilige to some, but not me LOL) and glued them onto some Strathmore Mixed Media paper (gessoed, but not necessary)
Then added some colour – Micador water soluble oil pastels – cheap and awesome!!
Random scribbling around and between the text, then spritz and smoosh to get some yummy watercoloury effects.
Now these oil pastels will RUIN your journalling pens, so I mixed up some Windsor & Newton Clear Gesso (loosely following instructions LOL) and not being too careful, covered the entire page.
Initially it’s milky looking (see pic), but dies clear-ish with good “tooth”.
Now more colour using some Jo Sonja background colour from the workshop and adding glazing medium.
Once again “loosely” following ratios, apply with sea sponge through a stencil (here Crafters Workshop raindrops) – very cool!!!
I splurged on some Speedball printing ink WHITE…OMG WHITE!!!
So grabbed one of my own designs and inked her up Baby!! (yes, that is a Cuttlebug plate being used as an inking plate LOL)
Looks awesome, right?!!!!
Some huuuuge Lil Davis mega mega jumbo random sized stamps for the title, used glaze medium + carbon black.
And journalled over the whole thing without ruining the pens….yay for me.
I also used acrylic inks and dropped them from a great height to get a splattery effect and some drippage too.
If you want to play along with a One Year Art Journal, go to their blog and have a look around. You don’t have to complete all the prompts or include all the criteria. IT’S AN AWESOME PLAYGROUND!!!
Tell Rachel I sent you
NOW GO PLAY!!
Oh and remember to upload your workshop canvases to the right blog post and it’s also the last day for the 123 Challenge.
NO EXCUSES TO PLAY (except for maybe work and family commitments LOL)….but get cracking on something. xx