Friday 13 February 2015

2015 #3 ♥ Yellow {by Anneke De Clerck}

2015 Theme 3: Paint

Hi everyone Anneke here, joining you this evening with a post about Art Journalling. I hope to inspire those who sometimes struggle with 'the fear of the blank pages'. Aren't we all familiar with that feeling, from time to time....
I have a fun and easy background technique for you this evening.

 I love adding some structure to my Art Journal pages. Here I put pieces of masking tape and joint tape to the bottom of the pages. I sealed the tape with Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics Matte Glaze to secure.

I continued adding texture with PaperArtsy Grunge Paste and a JOFY stencil (JOFY 007).

No need to have lots of colors, I made this spread with three colors from the new Lin Brown Limited Edition 3 set (Banana, Caribbean Sea and Tangerine Twist) in combination with Snowflake and a small amount of Little Black Dress

For the green color at the bottom I mixed Banana with some Caribbean Sea. I applied the paint with a flat brush and added a white wash with Snowflake to soften the colors a bit.

I used stamps from two new  beautiful stamp sheets by Darcy: EDY 11 and EDY 12.

I did the stamping on the background with Fresco Paint (Snowflake) and StazOn ink Teal Blue and Sunflower Yellow.
I added dots with a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil (Dot Fade) and Fresco Paints (Snowflake and Little Black Dress). With the white paint I worked through the stencil and I used the stencil as a stamp with the black paint.

I stamped some big circles with Snowflake and a lid.

In the meanwhile I painted some tissue paper with the new Lin Brown colors too, I'm totally in love with those colors!

 I stamped the focal images with Archival Ink Jet Black on watercolor paper and colored the images with a small brush and the same paints as I used for the background.

I added sculpture flowers by Prima (Donna Downey Studios Poppies and Peonies). Put 3 tissue paper circles underneath each flower. I glued some torn strips of tissue paper and mini pompons to the bottom of the spread.

I love working in my Art Journal. It's very relaxing because it doesn't have to be as perfect compared to my other work. I like that way of experimenting. While making cards I'm not so brave when it comes to the color yellow but in my art journal I feel no fear :) And now I'm so happy with the result, I will definitely use more yellow on my cards in the future! 
I hope I could inspire you to create a colourful ( yellow perhaps? ) spread in your Art Journal. I would love to see your takes!

Have fun!


Thankyou Anneke for this vibrant journal page, Lin's new colours are so happy. The Snowflake stamping in the background is a great touch, adding interest without an overpowering colour .You have shown three great uses for paint, blended background, colouring stamps and painting tissue, plus  the creation of a new colour!

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Julie Lee said...

Beautiful, bright spread. I love all the texture you've included and those colours by Lin look terrific. xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Feel good colours! Gorgeous textures and images! Perfect pages! Love them. X

Helen said...

What a gorgeous journal spread!! the new colours are fantastic, aren't they? The texture and images are fabulous.

Craftyfield said...

Spring has arrived in your pages, Anneke! Lovely textures and colours.

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love this anneke, such a great use of paint and colour and I love Darcy's new stamps!

Lucy x

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Wonderful journal pages Anneke

Kirsten said...

Such a beautiful page! The colours are gorgeous & I love the little tissue paper flowers.

Colleen said...

Love these colors and how you pulled these pages together.

Unknown said...

Feels like spring is here, fantastic fresh colours and the step by step is so helpful xx

darcydaydream said...

a lovely bright and spring like journal page. Love it. :-)

Notations of a Crafter said...

Absolutely gorgeous, they are such happy colours and love how you have combined the colours. Love all the texture you have as well x

Art By Wanda said...


Unknown said...

These are lovely happy pages Anneke. They make me smile!

Lesley Xx

Lynn Holland said...

Lots of depth and texture. Lots to look at.

craftytrog said...

A beautiful, bright spread! x

Cocofolies said...

Lovely pages with these great stamps by Darcy, love the colours you used :) Coco x

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow truly awesome journal page, really bright and totally stunning. Kezzy :-) xxx