Wednesday 6 March 2013

Michelle Webb #3 .... Fragile Hearts

"I was very excited when the postie delivered a book I had on order since last July! The release date kept changing and I thought it wasn’t getting delivered until March. But it came earlier! It was Dina Wakley’s art journaling book. I love the way she uses colour".
So my last journal page is heavily influenced by a Dina-esque style of journaling.
I started off using lots of Crafter’s Workshop stencils and using Fresco Paints with some Cut n Dry foam. I used Zesty Zing, Smoked Paprika, Little Black Dress and Beach Hut. I wanted a strong magenta purple hit too so I used  Wild Plum Adirondack Dabber.

I wanted to be able to stamp in some areas so I painted white Snowflake in places.

I had die cut two hearts for another project and I had an idea that I could use them as a mask too. So I used Pea Coat to dab paint around the edges, pulling the paint outwards, so as not to leave any hard square edges from the foam pad, and to make the paint look like it belonged there.

When I take the heart away I’m left with a beautiful blast of colour inside the heart.

I edged each heart with my black Aquarellable Pencil and used a waterbrush to blend it into the blue paint, and then when this was dry I edged the hearts with a normal black ink pen. I also snuck in a little “I do wish” stamp from the EclecTica3 by Sara Naumann stamp set ESN04 using an orange Archival ink pad.



I stamped the word “Fragile” from the EclecTica Collection by Sara Naumann ESN03 stamp set, right in the centre of the page, with Maroon Archival Ink. I also stamped the word “adventure” from the same stamp set using Olive Green Stazon Ink. I used this ink so the fine detail on the stamp stayed sharp.


 I stamped the word “Wisdom” from the EclecTica3  Collection by Sara Naumann ESN07 stamp set in the top left also with the green Stazon ink.


I watered down some Brown Shed and made some drips run down the page.
I then edged each heart with a fine tipped white Posca Pen and journaled around each heart.

I wanted some texture on there too, so I used some moulding paste through a star stencil and waited for it to dry. I then used some bright fuscia chalk pastels on the top of the stars, to make them stand out a bit.

Thank you for sharing in my love of Art Journalling this week, I've had so much fun creating these projects to share with you all. I will be back next month with my last Guest Designer projects. 

Until then take care!

Leandra Says: There is something about using white that just 'works'. It's a superb highlight,and the posca pen really hits the spot on this page. Very Dina-esque!

Gillian Says: Stunning combination of colours, love the composition of this journal page


Helen said...

Michelle, this is fantastic!! I am a big fan of Dina too, (my copy of the book should arrive next week!) Love the pop of colour in the heart.

Unknown said...

You've done it again!!!! I may never do housework again, so many ideas rolling around my head.

Anonymous said...

Wow. That's a gorgeous page. I love how you got so many layers.

Redanne said...

A fantastic page Michelle, love those hearts and your journalling. A x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Michelle, love all the layers of paint, stencilling. The hearts and white text is gorgeous . Tracy x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous journal page Michelle ! I love the colours and the stencils you've used. Your journalling around the hearts is fantastic ! Sue C x

Minxy said...

Awesome page, love the dina style and how you've made it your own

Artmadnana said...

Love it Michelle. Great colour mix. Love those hearts.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this art journal page! LOVE the white writing detail! Just FAB!

GrĂ¡inne said...

'Dripping' gorgeous! What a great page. Love the colors and the script around the hearts. A very beautiful and bright page to look at.

Craftyfield said...

After all these layers, the result is fantastic. Love the drips too.

Unknown said...

Bravo pour ce merveilleux travail, cette page est splendide, merci pour toutes ces astuces. J'adore!

Lynne K said...

Absolutely wonderful, Michelle, and thanks for the step by step. Having seen it, I might now have the confidence to attempt something similar(though lots of practice will be needed!)


Words and Pictures said...

Woomph... full on colour, shapes and dazzling composition - amazing, Michelle!
Alison x

sam21ski said...

WOW what a stunning page, just found out my Dina book is sat at home waiting for me!!

Sam xxx

Linda M. Cain said...

Perfect!!! I love it!