here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

an art journal page...

today's post was prompted by these 2 questions...

#1...will you share more of your art journal pages?
I NEED to be inspired...

#2...what remedies do you have to jumpstart a mojo that has vanished?

yes...I am still creating art journal pages...
I was really focusing mainly on cards for CHA...

and to answer #2...

I go back to my comfort zone...
I'll start with color combos that I KNOW will work & make me happy...
I'll also go back to favorite stamps, but combine them with new stamps/stencils, 
for a new look...

the page below is a "comfy" color palette for me...
2 of my favorite distress colors...
 combined with 

the older stamps are the lamp post & the house...

the mini berry tree is new, as is the lines border that you see under the house...

look closely at the background to see some random lines from this stamp 
that look like worn corduroy...

it's perfect when combined with
 the brick stencil...

to set the stage for the focal point...

I'm thrilled to have these...
having a stencil & the perfectly sized mask is really useful...

in the background you'll see...
2 great stencils for everyday use...
both great starting points or background fillers...



to accent the flame, 
I added a tiny bit of 
it was rubbed on with 
the slanted end is perfect!

that gold line under the lines border stamp is also done with the gold foil sheet...


here's a better look at the flame
I darkened the glass area with

I like watering can archival for background stamping & I save jet black archival for my main images & things that I want to be front & center...


what took me so long to figure this out?

that thin metallic line is a very cool detail...


now...
going back to the very beginning...
the background for this page was created with 
tree branch & sky blue archival inks, using them with the rubbing alcohol technique...

the journal page above is the front...

after I dried the page,
 I turned it over...
and I got this...

DO YOU SEE IT?


YIKES! 
sure looks like  face with sun glasses to me!


sometimes you get a surprise when you...

make art!
wendy
WAIT...one more thing...
just a reminder...

there's only13 hours left to visit 
& submit your entries for a chance to win one of the three sets of my new archival inks & embossing powders...

there are several ways for you to enter...
GOOD LUCK friends!



30 comments:

Gramma said...

Thank you for sharing. Your art is a perfect mix of everything beautiful. I very much enjoy seeing your work.

Kristy Tyra said...

Beautiful!

Dorothy said...

So very pretty!!

grammypat said...

Love that gold effect --what a charming card

famillemarleau said...

It's a very beautiful page. Love it. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

Wilma said...

W O W..... I really NEED foil sheets ;-)

Lori said...

Very cool page! Love the oval shape that way.

Nola McDaniel said...

Love the touch of that gold foil! My favorite of the new ranger inks is sky blue.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Gorgeous!!

Lisa said...

Absolutely stunning!! I love how you did the flame!! Amazing as always and so inspiring!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Vic said...

Love it!

Jean said...

Love the gold and all the other fine details!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I see her! I thought you were crazy until I saw that close-up pic! That's the next new stamp, right? I can picture her in a convertible with a beautiful, flowing scarf around her head! Love this page! I just got my order from Funkie Junkie yesterday ... playtime tonight!

Carolyn said...

Makes you feel like - take your shoes off and relax. Very nice.

Redanne said...

The gold foil detail is just superb and I love your writing - the whole page is beautiful! Anne xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Fantastic page!! I saw the face immediately, I think it's an alien. ;)

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous page! I saw the face too - spooky! xxx

Rea' said...

Absolutely gorgeous !!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous! Love those pretty colors and the awesome details!

Caroline D. said...

Love the journal page!! Great colors together. I didn't see "it" at first until you said/wrote it. Now it's all I see. LOL Hope it's not big brother watching....

Susan Salyer said...

I agree with you I am also working on making more journal pages, and it seems to me looking at other peoples work inspires me so much.
This is a beautiful piece. I love that lamp post and the quiet brick stenciled back ground.
all of your new products are fabulous.
susan s

Carol H. said...

Wow! Had to look a couple times at the close up. BUT I SEE IT! Face with sunglasses. It all turned our so awesome!

Linda said...

Oh Wow Wendy, I love this so much !!! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent !!!

Joann6274 said...

Oh gosh this is just amazing!!! Wendy you totally WOW me every time!!! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Jo

Buttons said...

Love this page Wendy. You have such an incredible eye for design. Having ordered the masks I can't wait for them to arrive! Jenny x

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome!

Felicia Aaron said...

Love, love, love this journal page! The colors are fabulous Wendy, but the whole captured scene is beautiful and "homey" feeling to me! Love it! That gold foil looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing this yumminess! :)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning.... I love all of those colors together. TFS

Carol McCready said...

Fantastic journal page. Love the colors, that oval and the gold foil accents. Thank you for sharing your project.

Rachel Stern said...

Thanks for explaining inks. I love using the Archival inks; they work really well!!
I'd like to hear more about using the pastes! Would love to win!