Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!
Today I have an Art Journal spread I created for the June More Than Words Challenge “Hero & Paint.”
I wasn’t sure if I’d come up with something this month for the MTW Challenge, I wasn’t feeling very layout-ish, and I wasn’t able to really narrow down a personal hero. One day I just pulled out my DWM Journal and grabbed a few brighter paints. Then I sat there staring! I think things finally came together when I got a “picture” in my mind of some stenciling. I didn’t have anything like what I was picturing, so I cut one out of some heavy cardstock.
I suppose, if you wanted to really get down to the nitty-gritty, I think I had problems thinking of a hero because I tend to lean to a “I’ll do it myself” attitude. I’m not saying I won’t let people do things for me, I just find doing it myself faster! LOL!
Some close-ups of the spread:
The silver on the background is from sheets of Prima Run-On Foils. I used my homemade stencil with some Finnabair “Gold Dust” Jewel Effect Paste, and then freehanded some paint highlights!
I used some DWM “Eggplant” & “Lemon” that I had from the October 2020 Tres Jolie Kit Club Mixed Media Kit, and some Vicki Boutin “Juicy Pear.”
All of the papers have been in my “scraps” pile for ages, and none of them had the border with the manufacturer on them anymore, so I couldn’t even begin to guess where they came from now!
I just tore a bit of corrugated cardboard from a box, coated it in some DWM Gesso I’ve had since the April 2019 Tres Jolie Mixed Media Kit (I had an open container way back then already, and with black gesso, I’ve learned a little bit goes a long way!); I then layered my stamped papers, punched circles, and label on top of the cardboard.
I hope you enjoyed this project. I love getting my Art Journal out because I gives me a chance to do a project without always having to plan ahead or prepare too much! With just a little guideline, “Hero & Paint” I was able to do a project and relax!
Stay Crafty, Friends
Dina Wakley Media: Journal, Black Gesso, “Eggplant” & “Lemon” Acrylic Paint, “Essential Silhouettes” Stamp + Stencil Set; Prima Rub-On Foils; Finnabair Jewel Effect Paste “Golden Dust;” Vicki Boutin: “Juicy Pear” Paint & “All The Good Things” Watercolor Stickers; Recollections 2.5” Circle Punch; Fiskars 1.5” & 1” Circle Punches; Ranger Heat-It Tool; Staedtler Black Permanent Super Fine Tip; ArtPen: black glitter pen; Sakura: GellyRoll Moonlight 10 (dark pink), Soufflé XPGB# 920 (light pink); KaiserCraft Glitter Gel Pen (pink glitter); Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; StazOn “Jet Black;” Liquitex Gloss Gel; Various paper scraps; homemade stencil