Monday, July 7, 2014

Art Journal - page 2

Back today with another page in the art journal. The pages have been primed with my favorite white Gesso.  Once dry I started with Mustard Seed Distress Paint.  I like yellow today!
 A wet wipe to spread it out and also thin it so some of the white will show through.
 Tumbled Glass Distress Paint added.
 
There is a blending of the colors - and of course blue and yellow make green so I get a third color band between the two, which I quite like.
 I added some Tissue Tape with a little bit of paint over the top.
And then this.
Wendy Vecchi's Crackle Embossing Paste over the Latticework Layering stencil.  Once dry, I inked it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to bring up the cracks.  Oh my, how I love how this came out with just bits of the paste here and there.  I could stare at this picture all day long.
I also went back and laid the stencil over the Crackle Paste texture to continue the pattern with Distress Ink.
 I fussy cut some pieces from a piece of the Wallflower Paper Stash to add detail.
I don't really like how those two pieces of Tissue tape stick out over the rose...gotta fix that since my eye goes right to it.
 I do like the details and how the Walnut Stain Distress Marker gives more depth to the project.
So this saying, quote, affirmation...whatever you want to call it, was the catalyst for today.  I saw it on Pinterest and thought, I need that!
I cut the letters from Wallflower paper using the Bock Talk Dies.  I am lucky enough to own both Block Talk Capital and Block Talk Lowercase, so I combined the two to give the words a more whimsical feel.  I laid out the words to get the spacing right and then added them to the page with Multi Medium.
This is what they looked like after adding the Walnut Stain Distress Marker around the edges.  Yummy.
 Almost there...
I added the Parcel Post ephemera along with some words I cut from a book of poems.  The tiny number comes from a Remnant Rub sheet.
Always, always need some numbers...
I added the butterfly Remnant Rub above the flower to fill in the sapce that was bugging me.  It still bugs me, but just a little less now.
And here is the final.
I decided to let the words be the star of the page since they have so much meaning.  Simple but I like it and I feel like I am learning every step of the way.

Now carry on,
paula
PS) remember, let whatever you do today, be enough.



31 comments:

  1. That stencil really made the background and it's amazing what one marker can do to add depth and make your project come alive! Beautiful!

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  2. Your projects are always so inspiring and beautiful. I love that you have managed to add a much needed (in my opinion) feminine touch to Tim's grungy world. I adore his work, as you know, but I love what you have brought into it.
    I chuckled as I read your post because the Tissue Tape bothered me as well. I kept seeing the tape as an animal print that was start and drew my eye every time I looked at the page. Literally, as I was contemplating this you mentioned it bothered you. Ah... great minds?
    Anyway...I love the sentiment as well...wouldn't we (at least in America) be much better off if we lived by this adage and maybe even more importantly, if we worked hard to ensure that our kids grow up believing that what they do is good enough, that the grass isn't always greener, that there isn't ONE college that all kids must strive to get in or ONE job that everyone is running toward. Do your best and that is perfect.

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    1. thank for your words Danee. Hope we can all remember that last line "Do your best and that is perfect" ...fonder for another page in the art journal!

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  3. I love your spread! Thanks for the quote too, I was just complaining to myself! :)

    Sheila

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  4. I like the comment and the pages are stunning!

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  5. Beautiful!!! I love all the layers and the crackle paste is awesome and the quote is perfect!! Words to live by...

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  6. Love it! Just the right amount of layers.

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  7. I love how your colors blend, I swear no matter how hard I try my colors never seem to blend right. Great journal page thank you for taking the time to share with us. I know how hard it is to balance art and life, and keep up a blog. (my blog always suffers) lol

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    1. having gesso on the page is most important I think...and after that it's layers, layers, layers!

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  8. Thanks, Paula. This is the perfect way to end my day. Now, it is enough.

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  9. Love this Paula, the blending of the colours, the cut images and wonderful quote have all combined beautifully to make a fabulous double page spread. TFS xx

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  10. Love how the colours have blended and the quote is one to remember...gorgeous words and so right that they should be the star of your page x

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  11. Very tasty... and since I have a number of deadlines which have to be met today, the permission from those words is very timely - thank you!
    Alison x

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  12. So soft and pretty, Paula!

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  13. very vintage...
    very beautiful!
    just as expected...
    I love it!

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  14. Oh my goodness gracious sakes alive! (Gotta channel my grandmother). This is one pretty creation. Love the way you blended the colors and how you laid the stencil over the texture paste to continue the pattern.

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  15. Wonderful as always! I was needing inspiration for a book cover and you provided it.Thank you. :)

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  16. Your art journal continues to fascinate me - and I still haven't touched my own. However, I do now have some good ideas for it! Thanks Paula!!!

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  17. Really enjoying these stepped out journal posts. This color combo is so happy. The sentiment is a great reminder. Would make a wonderful reminder as a wall hanging.

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  18. Gorgeous color combo! I just love these colors together...I am going to have to try this out for myself. This page makes me happy :)

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  19. Love the blended colours and the crackled paste is fabulous. You really have provided a wonderful base for those inspiring words in the centre and also those wonderful words at the bottom. Beautiful work. x

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    1. thanks Redanne! Thank you for stopping by!

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  20. Paula, your journal page is fabulous. Love the colours and the sentiment is great. Thanks for sharing. Jean.x

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  21. great page. love the quote

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  22. love this one Paula. That saying really resonated with me! And I do love your techniques in this journal. I feel like I'm learning along with you. One question though? When you say you added the Distress Marker to the lettering, did you draw around it on the page or on the lettering or what? I love the difference it made but not quite sure how you achieved it. Thanks as always for your lovely posts my friend. Donnie xx

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  23. As much as I always love the look of a whole page it's those details that get me hooked. The way you brought the textured stencilling and lettering to life with a touch of ink is superb and I too could just sit and stare for hours. LOVE it. Jenny x

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  24. Such a beautiful page. Love how soft and textured it looks.

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  25. Paula to comment on your works, I'd have to invent new adjectives! Your projects are always beautiful and full of inspiration, your technique is wonderful and I love that you share with us! When I visit your blog I know for sure that I will learn something new! BArbarayaya

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