Monday, January 12, 2015

Art Journal Play - Documented Life Project Week 2 and Inspiration Wednesday

Hi there! I'm here today with a quick post of my two latest art journal pages from this weekend! First up is my Week 2 for the DLP. This week, we're focusing on Gesso and New Beginnings.

I saw this fantastic framed picture that had this quote on it and had already heard what this week's journaling prompt was, so I immediately knew I wanted to use this quote on my page. The framed piece even had the "waiting" in book paper, I love finding inspiration like that!

Aside from the normal use of gesso by prepping my pages with gesso, I tinted some turqouise paint with gesso. The light blue in the flowers is the tinted paint, and the darker color of teal is the straight undiluted color. This is a giant stencil I got from Michaels I think, or Hobby Lobby? I hit both of those stores this weekend so not sure, haha! I watercolored some yellow paint on the inside of the flowers and some blue on the outside of the flowers. The "it's now" was done by tracing the letters of some stencils and then painting them black and drawing a white line on the inside of the letters with my Uniball Signo pen. 

Next up is my page for Week 1 of Donna Downey's Inspiration Wednesday!

This page was so fun! I tried the same glazing technique that Donna did on her page and absolutely love how it came out. I'll be playing with this technique a lot more in the future! I stamped a couple of Dina Wakley's scribbly birds and painted them in with some acrylic paint. I stamped a few random Unity sentiments and added some turqouise drips. I also added a little gold gilding. This is a new product I picked up this week. It's by Martha Stewart and it's liquid gold, so cool! I outlined the numbers, parts of the birds, and then did some gold splatters and it looks so awesome IRL!!

That's it from me, back to the grind this week! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are looking forward to a productive and happy week:)


selena said...


pam thorburn said...

Fabulous-I partcularly love the DD one!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are fantastic Amber! I was totally hooked on the glazing too... Except for the anxiety it gave me before I wiped it off! Was sure it was going to be a hot mess! LOL love your pages, especially the two toned flowers and those sweet colorful painted birdies!

Celeste Goff said...

What a fantastic journal page! I love it!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Oh just AB journal pages, just a burst of creativity and awesomeness!!!!