Today I have spent doing two Art Journals, both pink, one for the Round Robin via de Craftorij and one for me.
I will start with the one for the Round Robin. This one is for Marjan van den Hoek; I hope she likes it.
I started with painting the pages with Fresco paints. I used two shades of pink and some off white. I used a doily stencil with paint which gave this lovely soft effect. I used a PaperArtsy ledger stamp and grey StaZon for the background together with my trusty plastic bottle top.
The floor (Perspective Floor; part of) and the girls (Showgirls) are Lost Coast Designs Stamps. I bought these at the Art Specially event. The text stamp was the freebie they gave away on entering the exhibition. I love these stamps together. Everything was stamped on white card stock, cut out, embossed and glued on the pages. I also used another bit of perspective floor in the left hand top corner. Lastly I dripped some India Ink on and drew the border with a black marker and a white paint pen .
The second journal I made for me. Since I was a small child I was always very fond of the 1939 film the Wizard of Oz. So when I finally bought the last stamps in my 'Wizard of Oz' collection I was very happy. The first one I used was the tinman and this is the page I made :
Again I used the same three Fresco paints and when they were dry I put a layer of Tim Holtz crackle stuff on. A bit of an experiment as I haven't used it yet. I then rubbed some black paint over the page so that it went into the crackles. Not sure what to think of it... I then did some background stamping, used my bottle top for the circles and a stencil for the little dots and drew the stitch lines along the edges. I used three Stampotique stamps :
I stamped the heart 5 times, 4 times on text paper (Basic Gray) and once on patterned paper (also Basic Gray). I cut them out and adhered them to the left page. Tinman was stamped on white card stock and coloured with Copics, clear embossed and cut out. I adhered him to the right hand page on top of some washi tape. The sentiment is part of the song 'If I only had a heart' from the film and was printed on white paper and cut out. I adhered it on top of the hearts and went around each of the sentences with a black marker. Lastly I used a Faber Castell Big brush Marker to put some shade around the tinman and the hearts.
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Hope you like them......