Sunday, April 15, 2012

Mixed Media Art Journal Project

I finished 2 more pages in my art journal today.  So much fun!  I started with color inspiration from the Color Throwdown challenge blog and added the scripture from this weeks Word Art Wednesday challenge.

1. I started with 2 gesso coated book pages.  I used a thin layer so that the words were visible.

2. Scribble some blue (#47 Lyra Aquacolor) over the background and then brush water on to spread the paint.

3. Lay stencil (I used a circular medallion from Layers of Color) and sponge on purple watered down acrylic paint over the openings on the inside of the medallion and very lightly around the edges. 
4.  Pounce on watered down yellow acrylic paint over sequin waste (punchanella). 

5. Smear on some green paint with finger.

6. Spray with Work Fixative and dry with heat gun.  May not have been necessary, but before I started layering more color, I wanted to set what I had already added.

7. Roll on brown ink (Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate by Tsukineko) using Jumbo Rollagraph Stamp Wheel with the Floral Flourish image around edges and in a few area's in center. I didn't want the full image, so I rolled lightly. You could use any type decorative stamp, but I like that the Rollagraph makes it easy for me to lightly roll and get a partial image. 

8. Wipe brown ink around edges. I used a little water on my fingers to smear it.

9.  Apply white acrylic paint with bubble wrap.

10.  Stamp Stampendous Music Score  on watercolor paper multiple times with water resistant ink (I used Palette Noir and then ran the heat gun over it a couple of times just to be safe).  Brush watered down white acrylic paint over some of the music score images (for picket fence and flower centers) and yellow watereed down paint over the rest (for sun). 

11. Hand cut fence and sun pieces.  Scribble around edges of all pieces with brown #59 Neocolor II crayon and smear with ZIG H20 Brush.  LOVE these brush's!  They come in different sizes and I just wipe them off on paper towels in between colors.

12.  Tear green patterned paper and adhere along the bottom of pages.  Only adhere along the bottom edge so you can slip the ends of fence and stems in later.  Use brown watercolor crayon around edges of grass.

13. Adhere fence and sun.

14. Cut flower #1 / heart flowers from purple patterned paper. Brush on yellow watered down yellow paint onto watercolor paper and cut flower #2.  Cut all flower centers from the white music score paper created earlier.  Cut leaves / stems from green patterned paper.  Add / smear brown watercolor crayon around edges of all pieces. 

15. Print scripture and cut into tag.  Tear one end.  Add / smear brown watercolor crayon around edges of tag.  Adhere tag to page and add bow.

16. Adhere stems, leaves, and flowers.  Before adhering leaves, crumble and crease.  Adhere ends of grass to page.  Embellish with buttons.  Doodle.

Thanks for stopping by!!

View all my Faith Art projects HERE.


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Word Art Wednesday (wed) - Psalm 28:7
For Fun (wed) - tags (handmade tag with scripture on it)
Little Red Wagon (wed) - spring
Crop Stop (thur) - buttons and bows
Lily Pad (fri) - flowers
Crafty Emma's (sat) - paper piece
Inspiration Emporium (montly) - watercolor
Sketchbook Challenge (monthly) - open


Unknown said...

I love it! It's absolutely beautiful. The ribbon is such a pretty touch and so many great textures!
I hope you're doing well. Hugs

Margaret said...

It is truly a gorgeous work of art.

AmethystCat said...

gorgeous! love it!!!

Vicki said...

Lovely card and beautiful colors. Thanks for joining our CropStop Bows and Buttons Challenge.

Katy said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the colors and the tag! Great job! Thank you for playing For Fun Challenge! --Katy, Guest Design Team Member :)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is a great composition! Thank you for sharing where to find the sequin waste strips. Blessings!

Betty Benton said...

This is really terrific, Melisa! I know it must make you smile every time you look at it!!

Kathy D. said...

Wow!! That is amazing. love it.

Thanks for playing in our "Tag" challenge at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you Wednesday when our new challenge is posted!

Karen Letchworth said...

Melisa: Another stunning project. I really appreciated the detailed process and the close-ups of the project. It is just gorgeous, and will just bet even more lovely in person. Someone will be SO blessed to have this. Thanks for sharing your God-given talents with us at Word Art Wednesday. We're so blessed to have you with us.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Jennifer said...

This is such a joyful flower garden! The details are just amazing and beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

krcmasterpiece said...

I truly love both your journal pages. My kind of art! Thanks for playing with us @ Word Art Wednesday.

Mynn xx said...

Oh my word, this is absolutely fabulous! LOVE all those flowers--your paper piecing is amazing! :)

Nancy K said...

Wow, this is truly a lovely work of art...I love the verse and how you added it. I'm so glad you shared this with us at Lily Pad Cards!

Sheena said...

Wow - a wonderful creation. Love all those different techniques you've used! Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Sheena xx

Michelle Pearson said...

Wow...what a work of heart! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with us on the CropStop Challenge! :)

Yvonne Moxon said...

This is a beautiful page thank you for the great tutorial

Sientje said...

So beautiful!! Love it.

Nicole Waldorf said...

I'm a proud daughter! :) This is wonderful!

Eileen said...

Your mixed media art is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Six Sisters said...

So beautiful!! We're so glad you joined us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks and come back soon!! -The Sisters

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