Inspired by the warm, sunny days we’ve been enjoying lately, I created this sunshiny page to say “Oh, what a beautiful day!”
This page was created in my mini chipboard art journal using some leftovers, recycling and lots of washi tapes which I don’t seem to use that often.
I started by covering the background with pieces of blue and green washi tapes to create the blue sunshiny sky and green grassy foreground. When it was completely covered, I applied a thin layer of Liquitex matte gel medium to hold all the washi tapes in place and left it to dry.
To mute the background colours, I applied some white gesso over the top using a brayer and when dry, I differentiated between the sky and foreground using a black Faber-Castell marker which I smudged with my finger. Next I drew and cut the flower pieces from some sheet music and stuck them into place, like all the paper elements, using Liquitex matte gel medium. The centre of the flower was created using a couple of beads which were recycled from an old necklace and stuck in place using Ranger Glossy Accents. The hearts were leftovers; they were created using a Falling Hearts Thinlits set from Tim Holtz and some cardstock that was coloured using Fired Brick and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. The wording was a sticker from Kaisercraft and all the paper elements were outlined using a black Uni Pin marker. To finish, I stamped the circles using some recycled cardboard tubes and white DecoArt acrylic paint.
I’m really enjoying creating these smaller journal pages and I love that these chipboard pages are made from recycled paper too. The chipboard makes the pages very sturdy so they stand up beautifully making them easy to display. As T Stands for Tuesday, here’s my drink of cranberry juice mixed with water that I enjoyed whilst crafting – Happy T Day everyone!
Hoping that you’re all staying safe and well!
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of the materials that were used to create this art journal page:
- Docrafts Papermania Bare Basics Chipboard Album (Square 15x15cm)
- Assorted blue and green washi tapes
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- Pébéo white gesso
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker (Black 199)
- Sheet Music
- Recycled old necklace
- Ranger Glossy Accents
- Leftover hearts (Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Set – Falling Hearts 664415, White cardstock, Distress Ink – Fired Brick, Picked Raspberry)
- Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet (Golden Grove SS343)
- Uni Pin Fine Line Marker (Black 0.1mm)
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic Paint (White)
- Recycled cardboard tubes
I’m pleased to be able to join the following challenges today, they are:
The lovely Sheila’s Single Flower challenge over at Art Journal Journey with the single flower that I created for my mini page (15x15cm).
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #140 – Anything Goes with my mini art journal page.
LTSCB #143 – Anything Goes challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog with my washi tape stamped page.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and their Whatever the Weather challenge with my beautiful day page.