Today on the Buzzy Goings on at Bee Crafty blog I am sharing another art journal page but a very different one to last week!
This time I used an 8" x 8" journal and after applying some clear gesso (as I knew I would be using quite a lot of water) I added some areas of crackle paste with my palette knife and left to dry overnight...
After applying some water across the middle of the page I used sparkle pens to add colour and spritzed them with more water to create a flowing effect. I dried each colour before adding the next to try to keep the colours separate to some extent! Then I used some watered down grey acrylic paint to add splatters. To create extra interest I used archival inks with the multi mini distress diamond and script stamps, keeping the stamping mostly across the coloured areas...
Next I used the regular dots d'inkable with some light texture paste to add extra detail and dimension. I liked the way that this paste absorbed some of the colour too as it helped to blend it into the page. The butterflies used are my favourites as I really like the wing shape and I also like having more than one size in the same image to help build pictures in your projects. I coloured the card first with the same sparkle pens and then stamped over the top with black archival ink. To make them stand out from the page I went around the edge of each butterfly with a permanent black pen and also used 3D glue gel...
Finally I coloured some more card using the lightest of the pens used and stamped and cut out part of one of the ticker tape sentiments.
Here are the products I used:
* Art Stamps - Birds and Butterflies Set 1
* Art Stamps - Large Birds and Butterflies - Dragonfly and Butterfly Set
* Backdrops - Script XL
* Backdrops - Multi Mini Distress Diamonds
* Wordage - Ticker Tape Stamp Set 1
* D'inkables - Regular Dots
* Archival Ink
I hope you have an enjoyable weekend and happy crafting!