Saturday, 12 January 2019

'Light Up' Art Journal Spread for Bee Crafty


I thought it was about time to use my Bee Crafty stamps and stencils to do a bit of art journaling this week...

I started by choosing 3 complementary colours of acrylic paint and applied it to my pages using my fingers.  I wanted to focus on two main areas to create a flow across the pages so applied my paint but left some empty space...

To tone the colours down slightly and also help them look more blended I used my brayer with some buff coloured paint...

Next I chose my 3 favourite d'inkables (metal alpha, chevrons and circles).  For the first two I chose a contrasting colour to my background and added them to the areas that had colour, travelling mostly in a diagonal direction across the page.  Again to help tone the colours together I used buff with the circles when I stencilled them...

At this point I debated whether to leave the background as it was but eventually decided I wanted a little bit of stamping for more texture.  I chose to use parts of the Light Bulb Circuit XL stamp with sepia archival ink.  Then to frame the page I added some of the same ink to the edges where the paint ended...

I wanted to create a collage effect with my stamps that would be focal points on either side of the pages.  Using a selection, I stamped out some images and cut them out.  Once I had an idea of what I wanted to create I coloured them using distress crayons and pens, then decided to use glossy accents to enhance them...

Finally I mounted them up onto the pages with glue gel and then added a sentiment...

To create this project I used:

* Art Stamps - Large Butterfly
* Art Stamps - Dragonfly and Butterfly
* Art Stamps - XL Light bulb Circuit
* Art Stamps - Light Tomorrow
* Art Stamps - Texture, Film Strip and Circles
* Backdrop Frames - Style Wire Hearts
* Backdrop Frames - Style Wire Square (large)
* D'Inkables - Metal Alpha, Chevrons and Circles

Thank you for looking and happy crafting,

Jane xx

1 comment:

  1. Loving your journal spread. The colours you have chosen blend so well together and I love the embellishments you have made. Adding the Glossy Accents make them stand out beautifully against the background.
    Hugs Jennifer xx.