It’s a new month which means we have a new challenge at Country View Challenges for August which is Monochromatic.
Please ensure that your projects are monochromatic and as such contain only one colour of varying shades. This month’s challenge is being hosted by the lovely Debs.
I had fun art journaling again and as summer is here I created this lush green monochromatic page using Tim Holtz products.
To start, I covered the background with Distress Inks by stamping Mowed Lawn, Bundled Sage and Twisted Citron ink pads onto a blending mat, spritzing with water and then pressing the mat onto the page; I did this a number of times until I achieved the intensity of colour I wanted.
Then I coloured two lots of Ranger Texture Paste; one using Rustic Wilderness and the other using Twisted Citron Distress Paint. I applied them to the page through a Halftone stencil using a palette knife.
Next I stamped some words and numbers from an Etcetera stamp set using Bundled Sage Distress Ink and then I splattered the page using some Forest Moss Distress Ink. When dry, I added some white Tiny Text Remnant Rubs which read “hold on tight to your dream”, “see the world”, “shine brightly”, “own your story”, “listen to your heart”, “see possibility everywhere”, “she is brave” and “make it count”. Then I splattered the whole page using white DecoArt acrylic paint.
The flowers were die cut from some mixed media paper using a Wildflowers Thinlits set and coloured using the Distress Inks before sticking them in place using matte gel medium.
For the dark green wording, I coloured some mixed media paper using the Rustic Wilderness Distress Paint and when dry, I cut out the letters using an Alphanumeric Label Thinlits set. They were stuck in place using matte gel medium which finished the page.
For more inspiration please see the amazing creations from my fellow Design Team members over at Country View Challenges.
I hope you are inspired to join our Monochromatic challenge too, if you do, you’ll have a chance to win a £20 voucher to use on the Country View Crafts (grin!).
The white summer daisies in my garden seem to be enjoying the hot sunny days at the moment. I hope that you are enjoying the sunshine too wherever you are (grin!).
Hoping that you are 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 all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pad – Mowed Lawn
- Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pad – Bundled Sage
- Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pad – Twisted Citron
- Ranger – Texture Paste – 3 Pack
- Ranger – Tim Holtz® – November 2020 Release – Distress Paint – Rustic Wilderness
- Ranger Tim Holtz® Distress Paint Dabber – Twisted Citron
- Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous (Etcetera CMS302)
- Tim Holtz idea-ology (Tiny Text #TH93695)
- DecoArt Acrylic Paint (White)
- Mixed Media Paper
- Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits (Wildflowers 661190, Alphanumeric Label 664177)
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
I’m pleased to be able to join the following challenges today:
Art Journal Journey which is being hosted this month by the lovely Neet from Hickydorums; she has chosen Type as her theme so I’m joining with the typed remnant rubs wording and Alphanumeric wording I used to illustrate my page design.
Paperbabe Stamps and their Challenge #149 – Anything Goes with my summery art journal page.
Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with my lush green summer page.