Happy Friday! Yes I'm back with more art journaling. I told you I'm addicted right now! I started to get bored with just making cards. Don't get me wrong I will I do love to. I will still try out for DT's for cards etc but right this very second I'm having fun with my art journals! Just playing with paints, stencils, sprays.
Yesterday I did a purge in my crafty space and tried to organize a wee bit. Now I have a bunch of stuff I want to list. Will work on that. But while cleaning I found something I bought a while back (surprise surprise) that I haven't used. They are plastic sheets to make stencils of your own. SO I decided to use one of my favorite Tim Holtz dies for the big shot and create my own:
I haven't used them yet but will soon and probably make more!
So I did a 2 page journal spread. This one I started with the background a while ago. I can't remember what I used for the colors but I think it was watercolor. On top I used a Crafters Workshop stencil and some matte medium which creates a nice texture that is raised and cool.
Next up I took the background and added some more stencils and stamps. I decided to "paint" a flower in the middle and this is what it looked like:
How horrible is that? Oh my I decided to try and play with my SU reinkers for the heck of it. But it didn't quite come out looking good so I decided to take it another way. I cut out freehand flowers from some pattern papers that match the page and came up with this flower in the middle:
Here you can see some of the background Unity stamps. I used a small butterfly, the punchanella stamp by Christy Tominlinson, the sentiment "Life".
This is the left side. "happiness" is an old Unity sentiment from way back, I decided to use that on both pages for a title of sorts.
This is the right side. Around all the edges I used a blue polka dot washi tape, then distressed it a bit with black ink.
Here is full final spread:
Thanks for stopping by today! I will be posting this for Unity Friends with Flair Friday and to Balzer's Designs for Julie's art journaling daily.