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Friday, August 15, 2014

Art With Your Heart Out

Hi there eP land! Greetings from the deep south.

Wow has this been a whirlwind for me! I won't get into gory details but suffice to say that the pants have not settled yet. (Andiepants that is ;)

With all that is going on I decided a little art journal therapy was in order.

Remember the book I made for the fabric challenge?

Well this was my first page. It was just painty, inky, stenciley, good fun and some journal therapy thrown in for good measure. In fact, my friend Patty has a blog called "Art with your Heart out" so that's what I with my heart out.

I started with some distress paint in Antique Linen

I covered both pages and a little on the backside of my small  insert piece.

Next I used some matte medium to add some Timmy tissue-Melange

I used my Ranger heat gun to dry in between each layer.

Next I sprayed both pages with water and added a couple of drops of reinker in walnut stain
Then I used my Prima mask and Distress ink pad in Wild Honey to add another layer.

Then I played with my Wendy stencils. I used Flourishes and Fancy Flowers to add interest to the background. With the fancy flowers on the small insert I first used Rusty Hinge distress ink and then layered Ferro Metallic effect paint in Amber gold through the smaller flower on top to create a layered effect. I LOVE the way it turned out.

A simple Sharpie for the journaling and poof...I was done. The whole thing was so therapeutic. I started my journaling and realized how negative I was. So I finished getting all the negative out on the left side. When I went to the right side I focused on positives. What are all the positive things about our move. I named it New Adventures because my hubby has started a Facebook page titled New Adventures where he posts things that are all about Louisiana.

I hope you enjoyed my little adventure into arting with my heart out. Maybe try some art therapy of your own and see what happens.

Til next time


toni said...

Great work Andie! Love the way you have layered your pages with the tissue and stencilling, . I'm glad to see that the positive page has lots of writing on , look forward to seeing that side being much longer than the other next time ! Good luck with every thing ! Toni xx

Micki said...

Love it. Love the colors and that vintage-y feel. I really like how all those layers still show through your journaling. Wonderful spread Andie!!!!!

Bonnie Irvine said...

Beautiful background, Andie. Love the stencilling and also how you ended with the positives. Hope things smooth out for you soon.

Steph Ackerman said...

Great work. Love the vintage feel.

Sue Lelli said...

Welcome to the south Andie and once you are here through one winter you will for sure be LOVIN' it! Your pages are FABULOUS! Great layering and stenciling and colors! And your free flow journaling must have been so therapeutic! You will look back at these pages one day and be glad you documented it!

Broni said...

Love that "arting with your heart out". This is beautiful, Andie!

Julia Aston said...

What great pages Andie - I enlarged them so I could read your journaling - the bad and the good - I think these things happen in any move - especially such a far away one that you did - your journal pages are lovely with all the paints, stenciling and tissue!