Art Journaling

Lately, I have been finding myself craving more artistic time just for me. I do a lot of work that is intended to be sold, and don’t get me wrong I really enjoy it, but I miss having time to be creative just for the sake of it. Art journaling really is great for this. So, after many weeks of abandonment, I fished out my art journal. I have committed myself to at least one blog post a week. Each post will be shared here on my blog.

This really comes at a perfect time because I recently received a large order from Ranger Ink. It was all of the new releases from Dina Wakley Media and Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley. I really love Rangers products. Each of their designers create such different products and have such different aesthetics, but if you use them enough you’ll come to realize just how wonderfully they work together. This art journal page really shows what I mean. I am going to walk you through this page and I’ll list the products used along the way. This page was created in my large Dylusions journal.

The first three pics show you the background. I started with the blank journal page, untouched. I used the new Dina Wakley Media stencil ‘Medievel Crosses’ and did an ink-blended background using Distress Inks in ‘Lucky Clover’ and ‘Blueprint Sketch’. I then gave a quick, light spritz of the new Dylusions Periwinkle Blue Ink Spray. After that was dry I did some small doodling using my black Sakura Gelly Roll pen.

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I then chose the new Dina Wakley Media stamp set ‘Oops Oh well’ and chose one of the gorgeous faces to heat emboss in black. I embossed this image, and the butterfly wings from the new Dylusions stamp set ‘Flight of Fancy’ onto Canson multimedia paper. After heat setting it, I used my Mijello Mission gold watercolors to apply some beautiful colors.

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The butterfly wings are quite large and come separated. I think this is just genius because then it allows you to add wings onto any image you wish.  At this point I just fussy cut my images and applied them to my background. I added a few strips of Dina Wakley washi tape. I then stamped another face from the same set to the bottom of the page in black ink and wrote a small entry in my own handwriting.Pic Nine

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I really love the way this turned out. Remember what I said earlier about how different the designers are but how lovely it is to combine their work? I really love how Dyan’s wings seem to flow perfectly with the face from DWM.  I hope you have enjoyed this page as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you.

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