Sunday, 6 June 2021

Art Journal Page for Paper Artsy

 2021 Topic 6: Mandala Mix

Hi everyone, it's Lynn Good (Memories on the page) with you today, and I'd like to share with you an art journal page that I have created for the top "Mandala Mix".

I was immediately drawn to the technique that I love - colour, stamping and then blacking out the background.  This was taught by Tracy Scott when she came to Australia (Pre Covid times!!).  At the time, the class I did was the same technique but we blocked out the unwanted areas in white.  Later I did black and find that the contrast is something that definately makes my heart skip a beat.

I love the process of putting down the colour and having that "ugly" stage and then drawing it all together with paint pens - I have stage by stage photos below;

I started with Fresco Chalk paints and using my finger added lots of little areas on the journal page

I have them stamped my images directly onto the page.  I have used Stamp TS055

I have not worried that my stamping is not 100% accurate.I have alot of line work to do which will fix it - and after the paint pens you wont notice.

The next step is to black out the areas around the stamping - for this I have used "Little Black Dress"

Once the black paint is dry I have used a white paint pen to highlight the petals and add dots around the flowers.

I have also used colour pencils to highlight the flowers and black paint pen to highlight the black areas.   This is the process that I find so enjoyable.  It is relaxing, it brings the page together by highlighting the flowers.

The final stage is to add all the circles in the black areas.  This has been done with moonlight gel pens and again very therapeutic.  

I find this type of journalling fantastic - it gives me a great sense of completion and the pop of colours make me smile.   I encourage you to have a go and I hope it makes you smile like it has me.

I look forward to seeing what you have created.



Friday, 30 April 2021

Find your Vibe - art Journal Page for Paper Artsy

Hi today  I'd like to share with you an art journal page that I have created for the topic  "Find your Vibe" at Paper Artsy.

This got me thinking - do I have a "style" and I dont really think I do, but what I did realise is that mixed media and bright colour is what came easy to me. 

I had no idea where the page was going to start - you know that "Break a blank page" problem!  So I decided to do what makes me happy and I stamped some writing onto tissue using JOFY89 and JM10

I have torn this up and adhered to my page using matte medium. I have used a page that I had already adhered some coloured tissue and tissue stamped with JOFY98 stamp. Once the tissue was dry I randomly added some gesso using a spatala. 

I have stamped and fussy cut flowers from JOFY98 which I have coloured with my favoured paints - Cherry Red and Zesty Zing.  Once the paint was dry I have highlight areas of with coloured pencil as well as added the pencil to outside of the flowers to create shadow and the illusion of depth.

I stamped the sentiment from the set - JOFY98 and I felt it was how I was feeling at the start of the page - hoping it was going to work out!!!!!!  But generally if you go with what makes you happy (mixed media and colour for me) you cant go wrong :)

I have added some white paint pen to the flowers and glitter on the centres as final touches.

I hope that you have found some inspiration to have a go at this topic - share it on facebook and instagram.  

Lynn Good


Friday, 16 April 2021

Free to Fly - Art Journal page for Paper Artsy

 2021 Topic 4: Free to Fly

Hi everyone, it's Lynn Good with you today, and I'd like to share with you an art journal page that I created for the topic "Free to Fly"

I loved the Kay Carley stamp set of the flowers (EKC45) and thought that with a dragonfly would certainly capture the topic.

I began the page by applying gesso to the page as this would allow me time to play with the paints before they dried.  I have then added Paper Artsy Paints - Southern Skies to the pages and using stencil PS060 and a wet wipe, removed the paint though the stencil.


I continued this across the page using the following paint colours - Ochre, Cayenne and London Bus

I love the effect this gives- same stencil, same pattern but different colours

to blend all the colours together I have used gesso with a pallet knife

I have then added the flowers from stamp set EKC45 along the painted areas and the butterflies at the top of the flowers.

the Dragonfly is from stamp set EKC24 and was stamped onto tissue and then added to the page and coloured with fluro coloured pencils. For the final touch I have added faux stitching around the entire edges.

I love how the paint colours pop out - this is an effective but easy page to do, so i hope I have inspired you to have a go.

Til next time - happy crafting 


Sunday, 20 December 2020

Xmas cards for Paper Artsy

2020 Topic 22:Icy Christmas

Hi everyone, iI'd like to share with you a set of cards that I have made for this weeks topic "Icy Xmas" for Paper Artsy.

I chose to use images from the stamp sets EDY25 & EDY26 by Darcy as I just love their quirky nature.  I wanted to make simple but fun cards

The top two cards have a background that I created. This was to be the beginning of my project but as usual it took a turn on its own and turned out completely differently!!!

I made the background using Smoothy cardstock  Heavy 340 gsm.  I started with a layer of Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Paint - Cloudy and a metallic paint in Silver.  Before the paint dried completely I have used a heat gun over the metallic paint to cause it to bubble and create this wonderful effect - I was thinking of snow and ice at the time.  (This only works with metallic based paints)

I have painted over it with Paper Artsy Fresco Finish - Blue Moon and before it dried, wiping away the paint on the bubbled areas that I wanted to highlight.
I have then covered the whole piece with Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Crackle Glaze for an extra effect.

 I loved this effect and spent a couple of days deciding what I was going to do with it!!!  I decided to use it as background for cards.

Using the same smoothy cardstock I have stamped out the images and added highlights of colour.  I have used the following colours:

Candy Floss
London Bus

I have added some bling dots, liquid pearls and puff paint for snow.
Here is each one:

I hope that you have found some inspiration to have a go at these quick and easy but great Christmas Cards.   They would also work well as tags for presents.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope that everyone has a wonderful and safe Xmas and New Year.  2020 has certainly not been what we expected and fingers crossed 2021 will be kinder to us all.


Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Colour Makes Life More Beautiful - for Scrap Matrix Design team

Hi everyone, today I would like to share my art journal page being my second project for this months challenge at Scrap Matrix.

I recently purchased this awesome Tracy Scott stamp - ETS43  and couldn't wait to have a play.

I decided to go outside of my comfort zone and create with greens.  Yellows I can deal with - greens scare me!!!!  So I have used Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays - Slimed, Lemon, Eggplant, Olive, and Ocean.  I love the way these react to each other 

and if you wipe across with a paper towel roll before they are completely dry the effect is awesome.

I have then added contrasting colour Fuchsia

To push all this to the background I have used a Paper Artsy Stencil PS201 and the white gloss spray with a dauber.

and again wiped across with a paper towel roll so I didnt get such a defined look.

Using the Paper Artsy Smoothy Cardstock I have stamped the Tracy Scott Stamp ETS43 and coloured with Paper Artsy Paints - highlighting with flourescent pencils.

I fussy cut the images and adhered them to the page.  Once dry I have highlighted and outlined with white and black pens 

and addd a quote from Art by Marlene

Here are some Close Ups

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that I have given you some inspiration to enter this months challenge.