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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Journal Play with Texture and Color

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

without embellishments

with embellishments

Key Supplies Used:
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,


Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your journal cover, Lisa! It is Spectacular! So many FAB textures and colors!

toni said...

Greetings from Marrakech! Fabulous journal cover ! Love the texture and colour and embellishments! Toni x

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful journal cover Lisa! so bright, colorful and TEXTURED!!! It makes me happy just looking at it!

wendy vecchi said...

the black really makes the colors pop!
well done!

Erin Smetak said...

Awesome journal page!!!!! Love the stained glass look!!!! Love everything!!!!

butterfly said...

Wowzers, Lisa - that tinted texture is just so fabulous! Cool cover... looking forward to seeing what happens inside!
Alison x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wow, your journal cover looks absolutely amazing! Beautiful colours and so many gorgeous motifs - totally artylicious! xxx

kmonty said...

I used to do stained glass before entering the paper world. Your journal cover indeed reminds me of that craft. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful piece of art!

mamablitger said...

Lisa your journal is just fabolous, gorgeous, awesome... Keep on thinking nice words. I'm totally in love with your art work. I'm impressed by the effect you achieved using that many different stencils. And the colors and texture... Oh my.. Will keep your project near by for further inspiration.
Thank you so much for sharing your creativity. You are so very talented.
Hugs from SPAIN

Micki said...

I have to say that my mouth dropped with just the white on black. Totally gorgeous but then when I saw how you added the colors...... beautiful.

Tracy said...

Textures and color galore Lisa, love your cover!

BlackDamaskDesigns said...

This looks amazing! I have some black gessoed pages just sitting there, now I want to play!

Margaret said...

This is AMAZING!! Love the colors!!

Clare said...

This is a fabby idea. Thank you for sharing I can't wait to have a go x x x