Today I am sharing a page that I created especially to join in with the fun themes over at some of my favourite challenge blogs. This includes using a ballpoint pen to create the grids on my page, dividing the page so it has a distinct panel along the bottom, some splashes and splatters and celebrating summer with the hot colours and wording – I hope you like it!
I love the contrast between the black and white and the sunny summer colours (grin!).
I started by drawing the grid patterns on the page using a black ballpoint pen and a ruler which was fun and took quite a bit of time (grin!).
Then I stamped the central leaf, the numbers and letters using my new Postal Mix stamp set from Woodware Craft Collection and black Archival Ink. Next I coloured the bottom of the page with some hot summer colours using Yellow, Lemon, Orange and Rose Red Brusho powders. I did this by sprinkling the Brushos onto the page and spritzing with water; it always amazes me how magically the powders burst with colour when water is added (grin!). When dry, I splattered the page with black DecoArt acrylic paint.
I stamped the leaf three more leaves onto some white cardstock using my Ranger Stamp Platform, this helps get a clear crisp image as you can re-stamp over and over again until you get the ink intensity that you want. Then I fussy cut them out and stuck one of them over the stamped image and then arranged the other two leaves around it. I used rub-on transfers for all the summer related wording which includes “summer”, “hot”, “sun”, “easy”, “June”, “July” and “August”. To finish, I added two small black butterflies and drew on some antennae with a UniPin marker.
The colours on this page reminds me of a lovely lily that we have flowering in our garden – it certainly is a spectacular sight (grin!).
Hoping that you are all staying safe and well! x
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:
- Bic Ballpoint Pen (Black)
- Woodware Craft Collection Clear Magic Singles (Postal Mix FRS781)
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Colourcraft Brusho Crystal Colours (Yellow, Lemon, Orange, Rose Red)
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
- White Cardstock
- Zig Memory System 2-way Glue (Dual Action Glue Pen)
- Royal & Langnickel Rub-on Transfers (Summer Sentiment #ROY-505)
- Poundland (Mini Embellishments)
- UniPin Fine Line Marker Pen (Black 0.05mm)