Thursday, January 14, 2016

My first art journal page

I'm going to shake things up around here a little bit with a VERY different kind of post today.  I have been wanting to try art journaling forevah.  I've been collecting some supplies, digging through what I already have and watching TONS of videos.  Today I'm sharing my first ever art journaling page.

I purchased a small Dylusions art journal.  I covered the pages with matte gel medium and adhered some Tim Holtz tissue paper.  That was covered in gesso.

Next came a background of blended gelatos and some Broken China Distress stain.  Then some modeling paste through a Tim Holtz stencil.  After drying I colored it with Perfect Pearls.  More strips of the tissue paper were layed down across the center of the page with gel medium and lined with a white gel pen and Faber Castell black Pitt pen.

I added some random stamping with a Tim Holtz script stamp and some stenciling with a Memory box stencil using Dusty Concord Distress ink.  I also splattered with a bit of watered down Distress ink and thinned gesso.

The flowers and leaves were stamped with a Dylusions stamp set.  I restamped on cardstock for the leaves and flowers to add dimension.  They were painted.  Not so crazy about the flowers but....I'll live with it.

The Bible verse was printed out on my computer.  I went around the edges with a Black Big Brush Pitt pen.

     This kind of art could be VERY addicting.  LOL  I love mixing all the mediums and pulling out all the fun supplies.
     Thanks for stopping in to take a look.  Back tomorrow with some Mo's Digital Pencil and Stamping Bella goodies.
     Be blessed!


Ros Crawford said...

Oh my word this is stunning!! Beautiful details Tracy!

Kitten Kraftz said...

I think it is beautiful 💕 I love it!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, yay! I'm so glad you are taking the plunge into art journaling, my friend! This is gorgeous! I love those flowers! Love the dimension they add with all that fussy cutting. And your background is amazing! Great job!

Tracey T said...

Oh, WOW! This is fabulous, Tracy! Art journaling is on my "to-do" list but in reality I may not get round to it until I retire :( This beautiful work of art makes me wish retirement was much closer than it actually is! Hugs xx

Lisa Minckler said...

GASP!!! I didn't know what you were talking about when you mentioned this on my blog, because I obviously missed this post and WOWEE WOW!!! Talk about shooting out of the gates and being a front runner...this is AWESOME! First ever, are you kidding me?? You are a complete natural at this and no doubt I hope you continue with are FABULOUS. The Bible verse is so beautiful and truly inspiring and I for one, LOVE them gorgeous flowers with the stick 'em out leaves and petals. I'm over the moon happy to see this and REALLY wish you would join Wanderlust and get a WHOLE year of journaling fun. :D
Big hugs to you and thank you for the fabulous fun on your blog. I always love a surprise and that was a great one!
Lisa xx

Jinny Newlin said...

I'd never know you were a newbie! This is simply gorgeous! Love the texture and dimension, and the perfect pearls adds just the right amount of shimmer and shine!

Dana White said...

This is gorgeous. I LOVE and I am inspired. Like you I've been collecting and have yet to make a page. I get so nervous!!