Hi everyone, it's Lisa S here as eP's April guest designer and this week I had fun playing with the Dylusions Art Journal. I'm eager to start art journaling in it but first I wanted to alter the cover. As you'll see I took my color inspiration from the colors you see above on the packaging. Don't know whether it was a subliminal message from Dyan or not but I went with it. :)
The first thing I did was to brush on a coat of black gesso and grab Wendy Vecchi's white embossing paste. Then I grabbed several Dylusions stencils and started to play.
Embossing Paste makes it easy to add texture, spread it over then lift carefully.
At this point I've used Dylusions Chequered Dots, Leaf Flourish and Dotted Flowers stencils plus Tim Holtz's Latticework layering stencil.
I sprayed Dylusions Bubblegum Pink on my craft mat and applied with a sponge to the flower and randomly on the cover. Then I started playing with the other colors-fresh lime, calypso teal, crushed grape, lemon zest and pure sunshine.
To me, this looks like stained glass. Love this stencil!
This Donna Downey stamp is from a set called Art and Possibility by Unity and I used Wendy Vecchi's Archival Forget-Me-Not ink. The metal frame was in my stash and I simply altered it with a black Faber-Castell Pitt Pen by inking the edges then rubbing the color in with my finger. To protect the paper I added a coat of Ranger's Glossy Accents.
A dragonfly wood embellishment from Prima's Stationer's Desk collection was altered with Distress Ink and Stickles.
On this one I used Forget-Me-Not Archival ink, turquoise Stickles and white opal Liquid Pearls.
This pretty vintage wood mini butterfly is from Maya Road and I used the same technique above to alter this one. The pretty leaf stencil is Dylusions Leaf Flourish. I added white dots with a gelly roll pen and black dots with a black Faber-Castell pen.
White fabric alpha stickers were altered with Distress Inks and Archival inks-
Tim's Ransom and Newsprint alpha's were altered with Adirondack Snow Cap and mustard seed Distress Ink.
first a layer of white, then yellow and white again
Key Supplies Used:
Dylusions Ink Sprays-Bubblegum Pink, Calypso Teal, Fresh Lime, Lemon Zest, Pure Sunshine and Crushed Grape
Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste, Forget-Me-Not, Dandelion and Leaf Green Archival ink pads.
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil-Latticework
I hope my project inspires you to play with texture and color whether you're making a card, scrapbook LO or a mixed media piece. The main thing is just to have fun!!
Have a wonderful day,