Monday, June 29, 2009

Playing in my Art Journal: Step by Step

While on vacation this week, I had plans to play in my art journal. Step 1: gather supplies. I want to use my different sprays.
Step 2: cover pages with gesso - I could only find my tan, so that's what I went with.
Step 3: choose background paints - acrylic yellow and periwinkle. Slather on page and dry with heat gun.
Step 4: use stencil - I recently bought some chipboard letters and this is the scrap that was left once the letters were all punched out. I thought it looked cool and decided to use it over the background.
Step 5: spray with color! I used Adirondack color wash in Wild Plum - yum!! Love the vibrant color! Dry with heat gun. See below for picture with stencil removed.
I love how these colors turned out.
Step 6: use butterfly stencil. I used the yellow acrylic paint again, but the colorwash mixed in with it, turning it a dirty beige.
Step 7: add some oil pastels in random spots.
Step 7: Finished! I also used my Pitt Pen to add some definition to the butterfly. It sure feels good to create art again!

1 comment:

Joanne Huffman said...

I love all the glorious stencilling!