Wednesday 29 June 2016

2016 #13: Art Journal Layout {a video from Vicky Papaioannou}

 2016 Topic 13: Paper Piecing

Hi everyone Vicky Papaioannou, from Clips and Cuts here.

Tonight I'd like to share with you this evening with a journalling video using a paper piecing technique.

My favorite technique when it comes to art journaling is paper piecing. It gives me the freedom to play around with my focal elements and when I am happy about them, I go ahead and commit by sticking them on my background.

This technique can save you lots of frustration especially if you are a beginner. When I make a background and love it the last thing you want is to do something directly on top of it that might not end up as you want it. But with paper piecing you are playing it safe!

I am happy to guest design for PaperArtsy today! I am sharing an art journal layout using many different techniques and featuring awesome stamp sets, as you can see from the clips above.

There is also a step by step video where you can see the techniques used, below.

When I first saw the whimsical flower stamps in....

 and EKD02 

...stamp sets I knew I had to use them to create a scene. Just use the stamps and add lots of different colors on them for a happy and colorful page.

I also like to add a frame around my layouts, I think that makes them pop even more! 

I used Darcy's stencil PS031

Here is a look at the finished project...

First I created the background with the brayer technique and using a couple of different colors of fresco finish paints. It goes onto the paper really quickly and gives a great texture. You will love this technique if you haven't tried it yet. To finish off my background I also did some stamping.

All the flowers and the clouds are paper pieced. I have stamped them on a separate piece of paper, colored them and them cut them out with scissors. This way I had lots of freedom to play around and decide where to stick what to look balanced.

You can enjoy the step by step video below...

I had so much fun making this project and it is really easy to replicate. Just remember that I used fresco finish paint on my background and focal points, which is permanent. 

This made it super easy to stick down all the elements since I had no smear or smudging of the underneath colors.

Thank you for joining me today! Go ahead and play along in the challenge below!
I can't wait to see what you will come up with by using paper piecing!.

Vicky Papaioannou
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Vicky, this is such a fun and vibrant layout. Your layers are so beautifully done. I love how you use white pen to accent each flower, and create a perfect finishing touch! Thanks so much for sharing with us, your videos are woinderful. ~Leandra

I would like to encourage everyone to check out Vicky's videos with infusions, stencils and PaperArtsy Stamps linked below too! Make sure to subscribe to her YouTube Channel!

Art Journal Flower Garden (Infusions/ Jofy/ ESN/ Stencils) 14/4/16

We would love to see how you interpret this topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #13: Paper Piecing, on this page HERE.

All of our bloggers love to see your twist on their ideas,  particularly if you were directly inspired  by their post. 

All challenge links go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Paper Piecing link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, July 10th 2016. The winner will be announced 1  hour later at 18:00.


Julie Lee said...

Beautiful page and beautiful sentiment! xx

Kirsten said...

A gorgeous page.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Thoroughly enjoyed the video. Lovely to see you here Vicky. Lx

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for all the tips and the wonderful inspiration. Fun and colourful layout x

Helen said...

gorgeous page, and another excellent video.

Kristie Maynard said...

Wonderful! I love the whimsical look of this. Beautifully done. Thanks.

Etsuko said...

Beautiful pages and fabulous video. xx

Unknown said...

Vicky--as always, you create such beauty on your art pages! I love what you do and you make it look so easy! Thank you for the inspiration and sharing!

Teresa Doyle said...

OH MY GOODNESS Vicky! You have finally done it!!! I was NEVER into mixed media OR art journaling, probably because of my fear of the unknown, I am NOT creative with color! BUT, I am now going to try it, thanks to you! TFS!

Kristine Boydstun said...

I just love the brayer background technique and the tips about opaque and semi-opaque paints. Thank you so much for sharing your passion for art. I always love your videos and watch them more than once!

Diana said...

I love this journal page. Those flowers and birds are so fun! Thank you so much for such a lovely video.

Lagene said...

AWESOME journal pages! Thanks for the detailed video!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Beautiful! Such a pleasure to have a video, Vicky, thank you!

Lucy x

Miriam said...

Love your journal page!!

Great vid too

Kathy said...

Your art journaling pages are always so inspiring, but I must say that this one is one of my faves! Love the colors and the way you used the stamps to paper piece the pages! And the glossy accents!

Maye M.L said...

Adore Vicky's work. So much so that I decided to follow her inspiration and create a page of my own. Fabulous creativity with these incredible PaperArtsy stamps. Dream, and live. Cheers!

Mogsy said...

Hi Vickie...just caught up with this lovely whimsical page. Really love your work and this page is just as inspiring as all your others. :-) xx

Trish said... are awesome x