Saturday, September 28, 2013

Gelli Journal - String Tree

I made an art journal from box board, like cereal boxes. I gessoed the pages front and back and then I did gelli printing on them. For these two pages I brayered my paint onto the gelli plate, and then I put string down in a tree pattern. The first print was the one on the right which shows the shape of the tree. Then I took the string off of the gelli plate and printed the second print on the left which gave a fantastic print of the string. Click the picture to see a close-up of the string. Gelli printing can be way too much fun! :D

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thank You Card - Masking tape colour transfer

I made this card using the masking tape colour transfer. I used glossy cardstock. I took a piece of masking tape and patted it into my ink pad and then laid it onto the glossy cardstock to transfer the ink to the card. I did this with three colours of ink. Then I stamped my images and sentiment with black archival ink and, voila, my card front was ready to be mounted.
This was a fun new technique for me. Why don't you give it a try?
Have fun!!!! :D

Monday, September 23, 2013

Dear Friend Card

This is a card that I made using patterned paper for the background and colouring the main image to match the teal coloured accent paper. I really liked how the teal cardstock looked with the black and white paper. The "ribbon" was made using the coloured cardstock and drawing stitch marks on it with a black marker.
I hope you enjoy this and will try one for yourself.
Have a great day. :D

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Art Journal - Fun with Watercolour + Drawing

I started this page by watercolouring the rectangles all over the page. After it was completely dry, I began to draw with black pitt pens.  I stamped the ghost and the fireworks burst but drew all the rest of the images and frames. I took some of my inspirations from some zentangle books that I have called Zenspirations and Yoga for the Brain. Then I added in some details with white pencils and pens and stickles.
Click on the photo if you want to see the drawings up close.
I really had fun doing this page and hope to do more in a similar fashion.
Have a fabulous day! :D