Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Mixed Media Art Journal The Beginning

Hi all 

I have a new art journal to show you and i have included a tutorial too. I have been spending time developing my mixed media style and i am going towards bright and grungy which is going to be interesting.

I started off by applying texture using stencils and modelling paste which i applied around the edges. I then painted the whole page with white gesso and added bits of dry wall tape. You need to add more gesso over the tape as it is smooth.

Next i painted the pages over with Crafters Acrylics starting with Oatmeal and then building up the paint layers using Early Spring green and Island Blue. I blended the colours together and then spritzing misting ink over. I applied some with a brush to get darker patches of ink.

I then used the Kaisercraft Edge stamps to build up a boarder and added texture around the edges.

I used the Kaisercraft 36 stamp to build texture up starting from the top corner

I stamped the skull onto the page first as a place mark and to get the details on the page that would be lost in the next step. I stamped the skull onto white card and cut it out before adhering it to the card and added some cogs.

I highlighted the stencils by dry brushing paint over them and the dry tape.

I finished the layout off by stamping my quote out onto card first and then cutting the words out. I did this so i didn't accidentally smudge them words on the page.


crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous journal pages great colours and texture and love your step by step for inspiration
Carol x

TangledBlueRose said...

Love the colors and textures Katie! Fabulous new directions you are moving in!

Jackie T said...

Hi Katie this is brilliant. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Katie said...

Thank you Carol

Katie said...

Thank you Kim

Katie said...

Thank you Jackie

Linda Simpson said...

Brilliant Katie, love the colours and design. Congratulation on your new DT post too, looking forward to working with you. It is going to be an exciting 2017.
Linda xxx

Kathy said...

Wonderful pages, Katie. Loving all the texture and colour

Katie said...

Thank you Linda and looking forward to working with you too

Katie said...

Thank you Kathy

Shabneez said...

Love the colours and textures you've created Katie! Shabneez xxx

Katie said...

Thank you Shabneez

Laine said...

Fabulous and colourful!

Katie said...

Thank you Laine