Thursday 7 August 2014

Journal Page {with JoFY and Ink and Dog Stamps by Rachel Black}

"Hi, My name is Rachel and I am a mixed media artist living in the UK.   I'm inspired to create mostly by the things around me, sometimes it might be a picture in a magazine, or the colours on a piece of fabric etc.  Other times, being outside and simply observing the colours and forms of nature can be very inspirational.  I have always had a passion for art and anything creative, and so I have experimented with many different types art and crafts over the years.  My current passion is art journaling and painted canvas, though I also enjoy altered art and coloured pencil sketches"

Step One.  Here is how the page looks after painting the background with Fresco Finish Paints, Zesty Zing, Beach hut, Eggplant and Inky Pool. I then stamped over it with the first background stamp, Petals Plate 3 in Archival Deep Purple ink.

 Petals Plate 3

Step Two: The background is now complete after being stamped with a second text stamp, Petals Plate 1, in purple, aswell as a flower stamp from JoFY 13, in Brilliance Galaxy Gold.  You could also stamp these flowers using Old Gold Fresco paint. 

Petals Plate 1,

Step Three: Here I am starting to add some collage elements to the page.  The circles are die cuts that have been painted with Zesty Zing and then stamped with a text stamp from Petals Plate 1,  in Archival Magenta.

Picture 4: Next I used the flowers  from JoFY 22, they have been stamped out in several different sizes using black archival ink. The next step is to add some colour to them and cut them ready to use on the page. It is easy to create your own glazes by mixing Fresco paint with either mattesatin or gloss glaze, or even pearl or metallic glaze  depending on the amount of shine that you wish to achieve. 

JoFY 22,

Step five:  Attaching stamped borders to the page using matte gel medium.  The border stamp is from JoFY 13.  and is stamped onto smooth card using black archival ink. 

JoFY 13. 

Step Six:  Adding colour to the stamped text. I stamped out text from 2 different plates, the large alphabet is from JoFY 21  and the smaller alphabet is from Words Plate 2. I started with a layer of Zesty Zing, before the addition of coloured glazes to the centre of the  larger letters. Finally I outlined my letter with a Micron pen for definition. 

JoFY 21 
Words Plate 2.

Thanks for watching and I hope this has inspired you. 

If you would like to see this page being created then Rachel has videoed the process for you. 

Rachel can also be found on her own youtube channel, where she has many,many wonderful videos to inspire you. 

A huge thanks to Rachel from all at PaperArtsy, it is always fascinating to see how other artists bring their pages together. This is a vibrant page with great balance of components. The beautifully blended background is the perfect base to make those circles really pop. 

If you would like to join in our weekly challenge with any of this week's guests who have blogged since Sunday night, then join in to link up your creativity HERE you will go in the draw to win PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by17:00 (London time) Sunday 10th Aug 2014


PaperArtsy said...

Fantastic journal page Rachel!! Thanks for the video too, we love what you do!

Helen said...

what a fabulous page, Rachel, and I loved the video!!

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous journal page, I love it! And thanks so much for the great video Rachel.

craftytrog said...

Great to see Rachel here, I've followed her YouTube channel for a long time.
Lovely page!
Alison xxx

ellen vargo designs said...

FABulous journal page, Rachel. I've been watching your YouTube videos for years and I'm always just mesmerized by your attention to detail. Love your work and how you've used these stamps. :)

Etsuko said...

Fabulous journal page Rachel! Lovely colours and pieces. I was very inspired by your video when I first watched 'the Mixed Media 3D Art Canvas - Spring' xx

Rachel said...

Thank you for all the kind comments, much appreciated :-)

Unknown said...

Ce projet est une pure merveille, les couleurs sont éclatante et ce combo est magnifique, chaque couleurs ressort, j'ai adoré ton travail et un grand merci pour le partage de ta video.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Superb video, Rachel, so many tips in this project,

Lucy x