Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Art journal

Hello fellow Crafters,

I have an art journal to share with you. I made this last week and boy was it difficult. Mr. Mojo must have had a day off... In the end I did it but I am still not sure whether I like it or not...

I used Lost Coast Design Stamps for this : Shadow frames set, Loopy Calligraphy, Magic Dictionary and the girl is Manga Goth Harlequin... These stamps are available in Holland/Europe via : www.Inkadinkadutchies.nl.

I though I would be clever and use one of the Shadow Frames and stamp it repeatedly on the page, overlapping here and there to get some different blues. While it was wet it was great but when it dried it just turned all the same colour, oh well... I used a light blue Archival ink for this. 
Next I stamped the background. The white letters have been white embossed in a few places to make them whiter as the white chalk ink does fade a bit as it dries. I also used a stencil with different inks, Distress Ink in Pink Raspberry and Black soot. The blue scalloped bits are paint swatches from the DIY Store. I matted them on some beige paper. Next I drew the black lines around the page with a fine tipped pen. The girl was stamped on white card stock and coloured with Copics, I then cut her out and put her on the page and didn't think she stood out enough so out came the white paint and I dry brushed some as a background for her. Better but still not great I think.. I'll let you make up your own mind...

Thanks for stopping by ! 

Hope you like it and got some inspiration ....


  1. Lekkere gekke stempel van het meisje...en je pagina ziet er in zijn geheel weer gaaf uit Corrie!
    Groetjes, Alie :-)

  2. I think the page is really exciting - and you say there was no mojo!! I love the drybrushing - I think it gives her a really dramatic look within that fabulous background.
    Alison xx

  3. Ik had alweer een paar gemist... Een zieke thuis is toch anders werken...
    Deze vind ik super! Zo'n mooi ontwerp en die stempel; denk dat ik 'm niet aan m;n dochter laat zien... :)
    De kaart is mooi in die niet traditionele kleuren en het label hierna is ook weer leuk!Groetjes, Gerrina