With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought I’d create a page with my hubby in mind. We have been married for many years (it will be 32 years this year) so I created a romantic vintage page.
I also used some of my new Wendy Vecchi Make Art Blendable Dye inks from Ranger; they were fun to use and I love the colours and coverage – see what you think.
I started by adding some ripped book pages to the page using a glue stick and then I stamped an Finnabair and a Woodware Craft stamp to add some script and sheet music using black Archival Ink. Next I applied some Pébéo white gesso using a brayer and when dry applied some Potting Soil, Acorn and Watering Can Wendy Vecchi Make Art inks which I watered down on an acrylic block before painting them onto the page with a paintbrush. I also applied some more of the Acorn ink through a Moroccan stencil using a blending tool.
The roses are fussy cut from a wallpaper sample and like all the paper elements, I created some shadows around them so they stood out more by applying and smudging some Dark Sepia Faber-Castell marker with my finger before sticking them down using Liquitex matte gel medium. The roses are arranged on the page with some Kaisercraft Stickers; this included some bird and foliage images, some white, green and grey hearts and also some wording which reads “here with you”, “there are so many beautiful reasons to be happy” and “joy is contagious”. To finish, I splattered the page with black and white DecoArt acrylic paint.
There are so many reasons to be happy when I’m with my hubby, we always have fun together and for that I am very thankful (grin!).
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Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Old book pages
- Pritt Stick
- Prima Marketing Finnibair Clear Stamp (Old Receipt Item#966980)
- Woodware Craft Collection Clear Magic Singles (Sheet Music JGS111)
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Pébéo White Gesso
- Ranger Brayer (Small)
- Ranger Wendy Vecchi Blendable Dye Ink (Potting Soil, Acorn, Watering Can)
- Creative Expressions That Special Touch of Mica Masks (Morrocan)
- Wallpaper sample
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet (Everlasting SS376, High Tea SS336)
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker (Dark Sepia 175 B)
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black, White)