Hello crafty people! It’s Alison (Craftytrog) here tonight. I’ve got a drippy, splatty art journal page to share with you. I’ve used some of Sara Naumann’s fabulous new stamps , which are perfect for art journaling.
On a piece of Heavy Weight Smoothy Card, I started off by gluing down some torn pieces of book paper and painty scraps, using Multi Medium Matte. Then I used the Mini Ledger Stencil and Grunge Paste to add some texture. I then brayered Snowflake Fresco Paint over the top, to bring everything together.
Next, I used Versafine Onyx Black Ink to stamp some background images from ESN09 and ESN11. I found that the grungy image from ESN09 was perfect to use on the edges, as a frame. I inked the edges of my page with black, then heat set the Versafine Ink, to stop it from smudging.
Now comes my favourite part! In a couple of small spray bottles, I added some Bora Bora and some Orchid Fresco Paint to half a bottle of water. I mixed them both thoroughly, then unscrewed the lids and flicked my page with colour. I dried one colour before adding the second, so that they didn’t mix. Then I added some painty drips.
I painted a piece of Smoothy Card with Bora Bora Fresco Paint, dried it, then used Snowflake paint to stamp the dots from ESN09 repeatedly. I stamped the hearts from ESN11 and the phrase from ESN09, and cut them out.
I edged the phrase with Jet
Black Archival Ink, and glued it onto my page, using Glossy
Accents . I stamped the hearts on the top right of my page, then
glued the cut out hearts over the top. I then finished off with some
more splatters of watered down Orchid
paint over the hearts and words.
Here’s a closer look at the texture and background. It had been my intention to leave more white space, but that never seems to work out for me! Lol!
I hope I’ve inspired you to get your art journals out for a play.
Thanks to the PaperArtsy Peeps for inviting me to guest design for my favourite stamp company!
A huge thankyou to Alison from all at PaperArtsy HQ. Wow, those drips are awesome.We love how the flicks of paint mirror the small stamped circles, and who doesn't love a dotty heart. Genius!