Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Colour and Texture - Art Journal page with Deb

Hello Off the Rails fans, 
Deb here with another art journal page and I am using the fabulous February moodboard - 
Colour and Texture.  Dont you just love the bright colours?

First off I gathered my supplies, paying particular attention to the colour and texture prompts.  
Prima, Kaisercraft, Art C, Dylusions and Heidi Swapp provided the colour. 
The texture was provided by the chipboard by Dusty Attic and the Butter Muslin picked up from Sprotlight.  I also used a Kaisercraft Script stamp.

I covered my journal page with a light cover of gesso and then stuck the muslin on top of that using Matte Gel Medium.  Whilst still wet I cut apart the chipboard and laid that onto the muslin.  

When that was dry I applied a thin coat of white gesso.  

Then the fun started.  Starting at the top of the page I went to work with the water colours using plenty of water and plenty of colour.  I made sure that colour also got on the gessoed chipboard.  The colouring of the page took ages to do as I wanted really bright colours so had to add a lot of watercolour - drying between the layers.  In the end I feel it was totally worth it.  

Tip - keep a piece of paper towel close by to mop up the excess water when the page gets too wet.

Once the colour was to my liking and all dry, I took the script stamp and black ink and randomly stamped on the background, including the chipboard.  I then added some clear crackle paste through a Dusty Attic fishnet stencil (you cant see this :( ) before taking the Kaisercraft and Art C paints and adding blobs of colour randomly.  To finish the colour component I splattered the White Linen Dylusions, Gold Heidi Shine and a black paint pen.  I added some colourful sequins as well.

The page was finished with my title "Colour your life outside the lines".

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you enjoyed my journal page and I am looking forward to seeing your creations.

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