So this is my second finished art journal page this week. I have been really determined as a working artist to continue to grow my business and seek out more opportunities. I took that determination as my inspiration for this journal page.
Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? This is in my Dylusions large journal. I did nothing to prep the surface of the paper. I used a new Dina Wakley Media stencil “Scales” and did an ink blending technique using Tim Holtz Distress Inks in shaded lilac and seedless preserves to apply the stencil design. I sprayed the page with Dylusions ink spray in Vanilla Custard. Once dry, I used my sakura gelly roll pen to add some fun doodling to the scale shapes. I stamped an image from the new DWM stamp set “Text and Scribbles” ink blank ink. I also applied a piece of DWM washi tape in bullseye.
I used a female silhouette mask and placed it in the center of my page. I then used my mini-blending tool from Tim Holtz and my new Dylusions paint in Peony Blush to apply around the masked area. The great thing about the DWM washi tape is it withstands paints and sprays, so I just painted right over it.
I then chose my large leaf border stencil from Dylusions and painted the design on in Dylusions Vanilla Custard. I then used the coordinating large leaf stamp and stamped it over the painted design in blank ink. I used my black pentel brush pen to doodle around the figure to create radiating lines off the head of the figure.
I used Dylusions new stamps set Flight of Fancy and heat embossed the wings in black and applied watercolor. I then did a bit of journaling around the figure with my white gelly roll pen. Looking at it now, I do realize how terribly out of proportion the wings are in relation to the size of the female figure. But I like it anyway. That is the fun thing about art journaling. You don’ t need to concern yourself with perfection.