I am so delighted to be hosting Art Journal Journey this month and the challenge that I have chosen is:
It’s a new year, so we would like you to create an art journal page with something “new” in mind. This could include a new product or technique, or be inspired by a new job, home or hobby, new beginnings, adventure or outlook, or even a Happy New Year!
I created a page with a fresh colour palette to depict something new. I started by covering the page with stamped images from a Steampunk background stamp by Docrafts and a new stamp set from Creative Sensations using black Archival Ink; I used this ink for all the stamping on this page. Then I applied Acqua Dolce, Guava and Kiwi Faber-Castell Gelatos by scribbling them onto the paper and then smudging the colour with my finger which I wet using a baby wipe.
To add some depth to the page, I applied some white gesso with my finger and also through a star stencil, and when dry I stamped some images from a Provincial and a Stargazer stamp set, both from Kaisercraft. I also splattered the page with Titanium White and Carbon Black Liquitex Ink using a paintbrush.
Next I chose five art journal cards from Kaisercraft and stamped them with the “Something New” challenge title using a Concord & 9th stamp set and also listed some ways that you could interpret the challenge using a Dovecraft stamp set. They are stuck in place using double-sided tape and to finish I added some gold glittery stars, which were also new to my craft stash.
I chose this challenge with it being a new year and also because I normally have new crafting goodies as part of my Christmas gifts. This year didn’t disappoint as I have received some great additions to my craft stash and I plan to use some of them to join our Something New challenge.
Maybe you could use some new products as well on your pages, it could be a present or be something sitting in its packaging still waiting to be used – yes this happens to me too (grin!).
I’m looking forward to trying out a couple of new techniques on my pages for this challenge too, so watch this space.
I also thought that some of you might be setting new goals, choosing a new word for the year or even starting a new hobby so these would be perfect for this challenge too.
There are so many options, I hope that you are inspired by this month’s Something New challenge too and will join in the fun here at Art Journal Journey – I can’t wait to visit you and see your creations (grin!).
Wishing you all the best for 2020!
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:
- Docrafts Creativity Essentials A5 Clear Background Stamp (Steampunk Background DCE907128)
- Craft Sensations Clear Stamps (CRO274/19A)
- Ranger Arcival Ink (Jet Black)
- Faber-Castell Gelato (Acqua Dolce, Guava, Kiwi)
- Pébéo White Gesso
- Star Stencil
- Kaisercraft clear stamp (Provincial CS243, Stargazer CS327)
- Liquitex Inks! (Titanium White, Carbon Black)
- Kaisercraft Captured Moments 3×4” Journal Cards (Life’s Treasures CM108)
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Black 199)
- Concord & 9th Stamp Set (Sophisticated Script 10056)
- Dovecraft Alphabet Stamp Set (WDN ALPHA STMP DCV0050)
- X-Press It! double-sided tape
- The Works Make & Create (Christmas Glitter Stickers – Gold Stars)