Monday, September 9, 2013

ART JOURNAL

Hello Friends!  Today I want to share an art journal piece I made using the Art Journaling with Terri Sproul 2 set and a stamp from the Love of Butterflies set.

 I just wanted to show you why the Terri Sproul Art Journaling 2 set is so awesome.  There are a lot more stamps than the one's I'm showing with this set, but I wanted to show that the set comes with several stamps that are prompts!  If you are stuck for a theme in our journal, you can just stamp one of these and roll with it!!  I am showing 7 different journal prompts here and a few of the large stamps.  I used the writing, the brick wall and the beautiful flourish.  LOVE this set!!!

 I gathered my supplies.  I used my new Dylusions Journal and my Gelatos that I got from Altered Pages, my stamps and my Stewart Superior ink pads.  I used the black India Ink pad and the Memories dye ink pad in the color Crimson.  Last was a piece of Kraft paper from Bazzill.

I stamped the writing stamp first, lightly with the black ink.  Then, I stamped the brick stamp, harder on top.

Did you know?  You can squish your Gelatos on your craft mat, add water and make paint?  YES YOU CAN!!  I squished some red and a little black to make a brick color.  Added some water with my mister and mixed and squished with my palate knife.

 After I paint it on and it dries, I like to buff it with a paper towel.  It gets the paper bits that may be on the page off and brightens it up a bit.  Do you see that I left a hole in the center of my brick wall?  I did that so the butterflies could get out!!

I stamped 3 butterflies using the Crimson ink.  I folded 2 in half and cut one in half.  I glued one half of the folded butterfly to each side of the "hole".  Then, I glued the half down on each side. Keep the folded half down when you close the journal so every time I open the journal a butterfly will pop up!  I hope I explained this well enough!

Can you see what I was explaining now?  You can see the half of wing is up and there is still a wing on the page.  I think it is pretty cool!!  And I used the pretty flourish stamp on the top right corner and the lower left corner.  I wrote "Fly..Be Free" on the bottom.

Thanks so much for visiting us today!!  I hope you get your SinCity Stamps today!!

2 comments:

  1. Fab spread Danielle and a great step by step!

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  2. The layers and details you have achieved are amazing. The end result is very pleasing and really captures attention. The butterflies are divine dear...

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