Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Reach for the Stars

So as promised here is the First Art Journal page I started. I had no idea where I was going with this layout. All I can say is it started with me wanting to play with the Ghosting Technique. But I couldn't get the hang of it at first so I re-inked the page but it got rather grungy but the Ghosting worked this time. But I still didn't like the grunge look this time.

So I wanted to add some colour and texture. I used Crafters Workshop Star Shower and texture paste mixed with Red Acrylic Paint and some Yellow Pebeo volume touch 3D Paint to make the stars stand out. Didn't realise till after using the 3D paint that its supposed to be used for fabric but said other surface too in very small writing. I made it puff up using a heat gun as I didn't want to wait the 24 hrs for it to dry.

I then used the Crafter's Workshop Cubist Stencil with Gesso mixed with Yellow Acrylic paint for the sides.

Still looking rather dull I decided to draw round my hands and colour them in with old felt tips to give some colour.

Last of all I decided to write with my Black Sukura Pen "Reach for the Stars"

Think my Second page which I shared yesterday is the best out of the two lol.


Ali said...

This is incredible, hon! Honestly, your art journalling seems to have really hit its stride atm.. you are producing some amazing work!

I love the bright colours of this and all the fabulous texture. Every single thing you've done just fits with the page and works together really well. I could look at this for ages. :)

Nicki Tustin said...

this is fabulous

Claireliz said...

That is fantastic, love the bright colours & great technique too.
C xx

Glen said...

Very vibrant and I love your designs. TFS. ~Glen~

Steph said...

Gorgeous art journal pages, Tracey! I love how you've made the stars raised...must be so tactile :) Steph x

sutty said...

It's great....still not really had a go at journalling I love all the layers on your page it's fab....must have a go soon :)