Today I was inspired by nature and my lovely friend Alison from Craftytrog’s Arty Adventures who is undertaking a challenge to create 5 minute journal pages – thank you!
I wanted to use some leftover papers and paints in my craft area so with the drying time of paints and glues and my finishing touches, I cannot claim this is a 5 minute page – my time actually ran out after the stencilling (grin!). I had so much fun though and it is one of the simplest and quickest pages I have created which makes me happy – see what you think!
For the background I added some leftover book papers that were on my craft desk, it’s from some old books and some of it was die cut from a previous project. I used a UHU Stic to stick it onto the page and then I stamped some clocks from Kaisercraft using black Archival Ink. Next I used Cadmium Yellow and Cadmium Red Liquitex acrylic paints and also white and black DecoArt arcylic paints to colour the background; some of which were already in my paint palette. I mixed the paints to create a pale yellow and also an orange colour and applied them to the page using a baby wipe concentrating the yellow near the centre of the page and the orange around the edges. I used up any leftover paint by applying it through a trellis stencil by Creative Expressions with a sponge and then. I die cut some flowers from sheet music using Sizzix Wildflower Thinlets by Tim Holtz and my Big Shot Machine. When the paint was dry I stamped a crackle stamp by BoBunny around the edges of the page using black Archival Ink. I stuck the sheet music flowers in place using Liquitex matte gel medium and once the gel medium was dry, I outlined them with a black Uni Pin marker. To finish, I added a quote by George Santayana using Letter Labels by Tim Holtz which I thought matched the sheet music flower beautifully, it reads “The earth has music for those who listen”.
… and also the poppies; we have quite a few this year and the seed flower heads provide some lovely structure to the border too.
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 (Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red)
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (White, Black)
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Uni Pin Fine Line Marker (Black 0.2mm)
- Kaisercraft Clear Stamp (Provincial CS243)
- Creative Expressions Mini Stencils (Ornate Trellis CEMSTRELLIS)
- BoBunny Stamp (Rough it up 12105155)
- Sizzix Thinlets by Tim Holtz Alterations (Wildflowers 66190)
- Book papers – leftovers
- Bosworth Violin Studies – Sheet Music
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology (Label Letters #TH93072)
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- UHU Stic