I have been working on/finishing up a lot of different pages recently, inspired both by pinterest and by the various art journal blogs I read. Some of these pages were trials for new techniques, and others were pages that came together around a specific item or product that I wanted to use. There has been a lot of “just go with it and see what happens” and it has led to some fun and unexpected pages 🙂
I used my “cover it up because I hate it” technique one this spread, and then used some gesso through my hexagon stencil and added the words and tags. I kept it pretty simple but love the resulting page! This is the spread from this post, but with the right side covered up because I didn’t like how it had turned out. I’m really happy with it now, the layers of gelli prints and the random doodles with some paint pens were fun. This page has been covered up a few time with different layers. I finally got it to were I like it now, but it definitely took a while! 🙂
I am loving this page the most out of all the pages I have worked on lately! The colors, the hexagons, the book page flower, the packaging tape transfer 🙂 Happy happy!! I will probably not even try to add words to this one, I’m loving it as is.
And a few backgrounds that I finished recently, just waiting for some journaling on them:
I used some gelli printed rice paper for the background, added some stamps and washi tapes, and some tags I sprayed with my dylusions spray inks. It’s a busy page, but all the colors and textures make me smile 🙂 Plus I found someplace to use some of the many tags I seem to be stockpiling….. I don’t even know where I would add journaling on this one, so it may stay plain. But that’s fine with me 🙂 I tried to do a gell medium image transfer after watching Donna Downey’s latest Inspiration Wednesday video, but I definitely need more practice. I do love how it adds more layers and interest, even if it didn’t turn out the way I was hoping. This was a spread I made using the dylusions spray inks, I just went color happy and covered the whole thing 🙂 Then I added some stamps with StazOn ink, and now I have no idea where to go with it from here. It makes me happy every time I see it tho, so it isn’t a bad place to be stuck at. I love all the happy colors! This page was an experiment using crackle medium. I do like how it turned out and I can’t wait to use it on some more pages in the future! I definitely used too much tho and it took forever to dry I hate waiting so that was a major bummer. But I learned my lesson for next time (I hope lol) I made this collage because I just wanted to use some of my many scraps of paper, and then I added some dylusions sprayed drywall tape. I don’t usually make collages, but I love this one! No idea what to do with it now, but it is ready for whenever I figure it out!
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