Saturday, March 16, 2013

Art Journaling ~ Imagine


Marjie here, back with another art journaling page using one of my favorite words... Imagine!  That's one of Donna Downey's 4" long word stamps from her Inspired Words set... the perfect size for art journaling. My page started out with paint and inks:


The Chevron Arrows stencil is one of my favorites.  I used black soot distress ink through it. The music you see on my Xyron backing sheet is fabric I touched up with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.  Next to Broken China, that's my favorite blue of all time. Next I stamped the word 'Imagine' with Ranger's Pitch Black acrylic paint dabber. 

At this stage I used Wendy Vecchi's layered flower stencil with her Studio 490 Black Embossing paste.  It was my first time using either of these and it sure won't be the last.  


I don't know if you can see how raised and firm the ridges are on the flowers, but the texture is really something else.  I love it!  There's another way to use that stencil, too, because the gaps overlap... so you can do one thing on the wider one, and then place the stencil on top and do something else in the other openings.  Sounds intriguing, right?  I have some ideas for this one...


I drew some stems and leaves with india ink but had a little mishap on my leaves, so I colored some dictionary pages with Faber Castell Gelatos and covered up my smudges.  The color goes on so fast and easily with the Gelatos. I rolled parts of the Christy Tomlinson script stamp to fill some gaps.

I used Gel Medium to adhere the book paper leaves as well as my little punched starbursts. No real rhyme or reason on them, I just thought they'd play nicely with those rich black flowers, and the Gel Medium is fab because it dries matte with no shine.

Have a great day!

Marjie

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16 comments:

Ana K. said...

Fantastic page…I always admire your work Marjie, you are an amazing artist!

Buttons said...

Loving this Marjie. You really have mastered this style of journalling with texture and interest. Hugs, Jenny x

Claudine C. said...

Beautiful Marjie!! Love those flowers!

butterfly said...

Wow - the black texture paste is so dramatic... wonderful page, Marjie!
Alison x

Kim said...

Love this, Marjie! I need to try out the black paste (and the metallics). So far I've only used the white....but I love it!! Wonderful page!

wendy vecchi said...

that layered flower stencil is a FAVORITE...
LOVE it used with the embossing paste!
looks GREAT!

Teresa Jaye said...

gorgeous, Marjie - no one does blue like you! Love the contrast of the black on it. I have the paste in white and it is amazing so I can just imagine how awesome it is on your beautiful page.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh, all these blues are so wonderful! I like that you kept things mostly in the blue family on this one. It makes the black images really pop. Those arrows are perfectly placed to lead the eye through the whole page. Flowers are awesome!

Redanne said...

Really love the Donna Downey word and the chevron arrows look amazing, as does your use of Wendy's paste. An altogether gorgeous journal page. Love your beautiful work. Hugs, Anne x

Bonnie Irvine said...

I love your mixed media projects. They are always so rich in colour and texture. The more I look at this, the more details I notice. I really like the addition of the leaves...a happy accident. Just a delightful make!

toni said...

Fabulous journal pages, love that texture and gorgeous blues. Great work x

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

This is beautiful Marjie! I love those arrows. Great job!

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous stencils Marjie! Love the blue, perfectly you!

Annette Green said...

Catching up on my commenting Marjie. This is so cool. I love the embossed flowers in black. So dramatic!

Julie Masse said...

I love this Marjie! So pretty!

Tracy said...

Love this Marji...always love your work!
Hugs
Tracy
Xxx