As it’s November I created a page to celebrate everything autumn which includes Thanksgiving next week; this month always reminds me of all the things we have to be grateful for!
I started by covering the background with a collage of scrap paper pieces which included dictionary pages, tissue paper, sheet music, diary pages and napkin; they were stuck down using a glue stick and then covered with Liquitex matte gel medium. Next I applied Red Oxide, Crimson and Yellow Liquitex acrylic paint over the top blending the colours together to create a bright autumnal orange colour. Then I used a brayer to apply some Pébéo white gesso and when dry I added some rub-on transfers from a Specimen Remnant Rubs set by Tim Holtz. I used the brayer again to add some more white gesso over the top which pushed them into the background. I love the way these techniques give so much depth and interest to the background (grin!).
Next I used lots of different stamp sets with black Archival Ink which I used for all the stamping on this page. Firstly I stamped a Script stamp over the background and then a foliage stamp to create the branches and leaves, both of which are from Kaisercraft. The bird sitting on the branch was stamped from a Craft Sensations stamp set and I used the Kaisercraft foliage stamp again to add the leaves to the branch so it blended in to the scene.
I used two alphabet stamp sets to create the wording; the “Hello November” was stamped using a Sophisticated Script stamp set from Concord & 9th and the rest of the wording was stamped using a Docrafts stamp set and reads “Thank you for reminding us we have so much to be grateful for!”. To finish, I splattered the page with black and also white acrylic paint.
As T Stands for Tuesday, I’m sharing this morning’s cup of Cinnamon Orange tea, it’s pictured by my autumnal window display which is bright and cheery and inspired the colours of my page (grin) – Happy T Day everyone!
Hoping that you’re 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:
- Scrap paper pieces (Dictionary pages, tissue paper, sheet music, diary pages, napkin)
- Pritt Stick
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- Liquitex Basics Acrylic Colour (Red Oxide, Naphthol Crimson, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue)
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Kaisercraft Clear Stamps (Script CS752, Magnolia Grove CS822)
- Pébéo White Gesso
- Ranger Mini Brayer
- Tim Holtz idea-ology Remnant Rubs (Specimen #TH94047)
- Craft Sensations Clear Stamp (CR0274/16R1)
- Concord & 9th Stamp Set (Sophisticated Script 10056)
- Docrafts Creativity Essentials A5 Clear Stamp Set (Alphas Trad DCE907116)
- DecoArt Acrylic Paint (Black)
- Art Discount Acrylic (White)
I’m pleased to join the lovely Wendy K over at Art Journal Journey and her Birds challenge this month with the bird stamping that I included on this page.
I’m happy to join the Celebrate challenge over at the The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog with my brightly coloured page I created to celebrate November and Thanksgiving.
I’m joining the fun over at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog and their Anything Goes + optional twist of Making Your Own Background with the techniques I used to create the background for this page.
I’m joining in the fun over at Country View Challenges and their Anything But A Card challenge with my art journal page.
I’m also joining in the Thanks/Thanksgiving challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with my page.
I’m also pleased to join the LTSCB #139 – Anything Goes over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog with page too.