I’ve been wanting to join a couple of blog challenges, so I created this art journal page which turned out to be quite cathartic in the end; with my friend passing, this journal pages serves to capture wording to prompt me to look at things differently – I hope you like it!
I also wanted to thank you all for your kind thoughts and comments regarding my dear friend, it is very much appreciated!
To start, I covered the page in Snow Cone, Lime and Boysenberry Faber-Castell Gelatos by scribbling the gelatos onto the page and smudging the colour with my finger which I wet with water. Once dry, I stencilled dots by removing the gelato colour through the stencil using a baby wipe and also added a flower design by applying white pigment ink through the stencil. Then I stamped some chevrons and arrows from a Kaisercraft stamp set using black Archival Ink. The feathers are wall stickers which I edged with black Faber-Castell marker and stuck to the page. I then splattered the whole page with black acrylic paint. Next I stuck a silver dreamcatcher and three silver arrows onto the page and embellished them with green gems. I added some Small Talk stickers from Tim Holtz which prompts me to “remember” the good times, to “just breathe”, to “be brave”, to “stay strong” and to “love you”; the top and bottom edge are outlined with a black marker pen. I also arranged some clear teardrop gemstones in lines down the page and to finish, I embellished the feathers with a silver disc from an old necklace.
I thought the T Gang over at T Stands for Tuesday, may like this cute otter that was etched onto a glass containing my pint of Otter Ale (grin) – cheers and Happy T Day!
I’m happy to join in the Blue and Green challenge over at Country View Challenges with my page as they are my favourite colours.
I’m pleased to join the Anything Goes challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps too.
With the splatters of paint and splodges from the stencilling, my page also serves as a reminder that you still have another week to join our Splatters and Splodges challenge over at Try it on Tuesday, it would be lovely to see you there!
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:
- Faber-Castell Gelato (Snow Cone, Lime, Boysenberry)
- Craft Sensations (Deco Stencil Set 154892)
- That’s Crafty! 8x8ins Stencil (Decorative Flower – TC8039)
- Docrafts Artiste Pigment Ink (White)
- Kaisercraft clear stamp (Mister Fox CS173)
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Main Street Wall Creations Jumbo Stickers (Watercolor Feathers SKU261499)
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Black 199)
- Docrafts Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)
- The Range (Dreamcatchers Stickers CR1237)
- B&M Craft Pack (Turquoise)
- Graham & Brown (Adhesive Jewels)
- Tim Holtz idea-ology (Small Talk #TH93193)
- Handwriting Pen (Black)
- Old necklace
- Ranger Glossy Accents