Tuesday 19 May 2020

You Got This - Art Journal Page for Scrap Matrix DT

Hi Everyone,  today i am sharing with you an art journal page in my Dylusions Art Journal that I have created for this months challenge inspired by Tanya Froud and her recent fantastic live FB tutorial on the magazine transfer for Scrap Matrix.

again this is based on the moodboard for this month, which I LOVE:

I first applied gesso to the page and then began applying the colours to the page - I have used Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays - Cheddar, Lime and Lemon 

I have used a Finnabair Stencil - Wild Berries and Dina Wakley Heavy Body Paint - Tangerine.  I have applied this with a make up sponge - make sure you use very little paint or it will blob under the stensil.

I have then adhered the magazine image face down to the paper using Matte Medium and left overnight to dry.

The next day I have applied a spray of water to the transfer and rubbed, and rubbed and rubbed - little by little it comes away and reveals the image.  DO NOT rush this process, relax and enjoy the paper transformation.

I applied Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Paint - Snowflake and Kaisercraft Stained Glass stencil to rub back the paint.

I have then repeated the same thing but this time using black paint

For the finishing touches I have coloured the eyes, lips and added a title and some scribble around the picture.  

Here are some close ups:

I loved doing this page and getting messy with the paint.  I hope that you find some inspiration and enter this months challenge at Scrap Matrix.

All the details are on the Scrap Matrix Shares facebook page - but it is super simple to do - create a project, upload a photo of it to the right album in the FB Group and let us know what products you used that Scrap Matrix sells - Easy Peasy and you could win a voucher to buy some awesome products.

Til next time - happy crafting

Friday 8 May 2020

Cirtus Moodboard art journal page for Scrap Matrix

Hi everyone, Lynn popping in to share with you an art journal page that I created for this months moodboard challenge with Scrap Matrix.

I am sure you have seen the moodboard, but in case you havent seen it -

This is definately a colour palette that I like and I have created this art journal page:

I started this page and got so involved with it that I forgot to take step by step photos!!!!

SO I could talk (write steps) you through it but decided I would create another one - 

Please excuse the photo - I had no choice but to take it at night as I dont generally see my place in daylight hours in winter with my job - like the art journal page says - "It is going to be ok!"

I began with some pages from the 7 Dots Cotton Candy collection ripped into strips and adhered with Matte Medium

I have then used Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Paint - Butternut and did the stencil wipe off technique shown by Lisa Oxley.  I have used a hexagon shaped stencil by The Crafters Workshop

I have then added Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Paint - Granny Smith - doing the same thing with the same stencil - caution tho - you must dry between the layers

 and as everything needs to be done in 3's or 5's I have added another colour - Zesty Zing

To make all these blend together and push to the background, I have added white "snowflake" Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Paint

I have then added a Tissue Image of Dina Wakeley's and framed it with Washi Tape and added the saying "Its going to be okay"

I have coloured the face, eyes and lips with Dina Wakely Paints Sand, Turquoises and Ruby.

Using Dina Wakely's black paint and the same stencil I have added some black around the focal image and a saying that Theresa Collins was giving away as a free download last month.

Using a fudeball black in pen I have done some scribbling around the face and edges of the page.

I hope that I have inspired you to have a go at this months challenge over at Scrap Matrix - Crafting under these strange world circumstances can be very soothing for the soul!

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back later in the month with another art journal page