Wishing you all a very Happy New Year filled with love, peace and happiness!
I went for a grunge look today and started by applying acrylic paints to the edges of the page using an old plastic gift card. The paints I used were Navy Liquitex acrylic paint, a metallic gold paint and then also some white and some black DecoArt acrylic paint. I also used the same paints to stamp stars and hearts around the edge of the page using an Urban Stamps set by Docrafts Papermania. I used up the excess paint by applying it to some white paper and also to the centre area of the page. Once the paint had dried I used the same star stamp with black Archival Ink to add more detail to the stars and border. Next I added some previously stamped white tissue paper from my craft stash, using Liquitex Matte Gel Medium to stick it in place; the stamps used include a chandelier, postage marks, words, starburst, Art Deco border, numbers, scroll work and music sheet. These pre-stamped images are leftover from pages that I have created as I often stamp the image onto tissue paper and then place it on my page in order to see what it looks like first (grin!). When the gel medium had dried I applied a very thin layer of Pébéo white gesso to blend them into the background more. Then I used some sparkly gold glitter tape to add the sun burst pattern to the page and added the “Happy New Year!” sentiment and “2018” which are foam stickers. I added shadows to them using a black Derwent Graphik marker and a black Derwent Inktense pencil. Then I splattered the page with white and also black DecoArt acrylic paint using a paint brush. The stars are made from gold outline stickers which I backed with a starry night paper from The Works and grey script paper from Craft Sensations along with some white paper which I had applied the leftover paint to earlier. I cut the stars out of the papers and stuck them down using double-sided foam tape, this finished the page.
I hope you all had a wonderful time over the holiday season! Here are our New Year drinks, a Poinsettia cocktail for me and a homemade Christmas beer for my hubby – cheers and wishing you all the very best for 2018!
With this drink related photo, I’m saying a big hello the T Gang at T Stands for Tuesday and wishing you all a Happy T Day!
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Liquitex Artist Color Acrylic (Navy)
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (White, Black)
- Pébéo White Gesso
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Derwent Graphik Line Marker (Black 0.2mm)
- Derwent Inktense Pencils (2200 Ink Black)
- Docrafts Papermania Urban Stamps (12 Days of Christmas – Icons PMA907909)
- White paper
- White tissue paper pre-stamped with various designs
- The Works Paper Pack (The Night Before Christmas HCPAP003X15)
- Craft Sensations Design Pad (Soft Colours CR0730/R)
- Wilko Glitter Tape (Gold)
- Outline Stickers (Gold Stars)
- Trimcraft Alphabet & Number Stickers (Glitter SCSTK013)
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- The Range double-sided foam tape