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