Thursday, December 11, 2014

I'll Fly Away

Hey everyone.  There is a blog hop going on over at Art Anthology ( and Stampendous (  Below is a journal page I created for the hop.  Hope you enjoy!

I started with page from my 5x7 watercolor journal.  I didn't remove it from its binding.

Fly Away Journal Step 1

I began by putting dabs of Art Anthology Desire, Tango, and Lemon Tart Velvet on a Stampendous Creative Palette and then brayered it until I liked the mixture.

Fly Away Journal Step 2

I layered my page over the Stampendous Creative Palette and ran my hands over it, making sure that I covered my entire page.

Fly Away Journal Step 3

Next I applied Art Anthology Wineberry Velvet and Evergreen Sorbet to Stamendous's Ranunculus Field stamp and stamped onto a sheet of white tissue paper.

At this point, I got so involved in what I was doing I forgot to take pictures, so I will describe what I did.  I took the circle template found in the Stampendous MIsh Mesh stamp set and stenciled Art Anthology Mint Julep Sorbet through it at the top of the page.  I then used the Round stamp from the same set and stamped over my page with India ink.  Next, I used the Diamond stamp from the Stampendous Wired set with Royal Velvet chalk ink and stamped over the page in random areas.  All this was toned down with Gesso.  I then took my stamped Ranunculus image done on the tissue paper and adhered it to the page using gel medium.  The tissue paper literally disappears, leaving the image.

Fly Away Journal Step 4

Next, I took a bunch of Art Anthology Butterfly Embedibles and covered them in Gesso.

Fly Away Journal Step 5

I then painted them in a rainbow of Art Anthology colors:  Fiesta, Wineberry, Lemon Tart, Orchid, Shamrock, Fiji, and Reef Velvets and Just Peachy and Viridian Sorbets.

Fly Away Journal Complete

All that was left was to assemble the page and type out my wording. I painted the edges of the page with Tuxedo Velvet to create a border.

Until later....................
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