Hello everyone… Today I have a mixed media project to share with you. Spring colors and flowers are my inspirations when I created this Uniquely You Art Journal…though we have been having cold rainy days and possible snowy this week…
I am using the new digital stamp set, Uniquely You, from Graciellie Design that she released this month. With digital stamp, there are so many ways you can use and you have the freedom to resize the images to fit your project plan.
In the couple of days this week, I have been having fun learning some mixed media techniques and inspired by lots of crafty friends from The Stamp Nation – Mixed Media For Cardmakers Class. I apply one of them on my art journal.
So… I started my art journal page by adding some old music papers and scrapbook papers on the page with Gel Medium. I applied the Gel Medium on the page with foam brush, then added the papers, and added more Gel Medium on them to seal them in place. The Gel Medium will dry in few minutes, but to fast the drying process, I used craft heater.
Once the page is dried, I added some White Gesso on the page randomly with my finger, and then I dried it with craft heater.
I added the Catherine Pooler Inks (Party Dress, Fiesta Blue, Grass Skirt) randomly on the page and sprayed it with water. I tilted the book to mix the colors. I dried it with craft heater and also I used paper towel to pick up some extra colors on the page. After that, I sprayed again with water and dabbed it off with paper towel to get the extra texture on the page.
I created some tags also using the techniques I learned from the Stamp Nation class. And I used one of them on this page which is the one with paper collage on it. I did the same steps on the page to add colors on the tag. I used White Gesso to soften the look of the papers on background, then added the CP Grass Skirt ink on it and sprayed with water. I dried it with craft heater and then I added some shadow on the tag by drew lines around the tag with Brown Stamper Big Brush Pen and smudge the pen right away before it dried becuase this india ink dries permanently.
Next step is working with the digital stamps. I opened the flower and sentiment with image editing software. I printed them with inkjet printer on a white cardstock. To make sure the printed image dries, I heat set it with craft heater before coloring.
I colored the flowers with Prismacolors Premier Color Pencils and Colorless Blender. Then I used UniBall White Gel Pen to trace the stems in the middle of the flowers. I fussy cut each of them with micro-tip scissors. For the sentiment I cut it with one of the ODBD Pierced Squares Dies.
Now it is time to add them on the page! For this step, I used the Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive Glue for all the pieces. This is one of my favorite glue, strong, dries clear, and works on most materials.
I started with the tag. I tied some of the Natural Twine ribbon on the tag, I added one of the flower behind it and then I added them on the page with the adhesive glue. Then another flower behind the sentiment tag and then I added the slightly overlapping on the tag. Last, I adde the other flower on top of them. I added some shadow on the sentiment tag with Warm Grey Stamper Big Brush Pen and smudge it with finger.
The page is done. I love the result 🙂 I hope you all can enjoy it as much as I enjoy the time creating it. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful day!
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