Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Joggles Art Journal Adventure ~ Week 10 response

Hi everyone. I've been playing along with Barb's weekly prompts for the Art Journal Adventure she features every Monday on the Joggles blog. I'm enjoying pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone and focusing my mixed media journal page on specific products and techniques. Week 10's focus was on applying tinted/coloured Texture Paste onto a background through a stencil. While you can buy black embossing paste, I buy white and add colour with paint.

I began my journal page by coating the background with Golden Titan Buff paint. While it was still wet, I streaked in Mocha Fresco Finish chalk paint making sure not to blend it too much because I wanted two different colours to show. Once dry, I mixed black acrylic paint with Texture Paste and applied it through Dylusions  12 x 12" Diamond of a Border stencil with a palette knife. This was allowed to dry completely before torn pieces of Postale Tissue Wrap were added in several spots using Matte Medium. It was allowed to dry thoroughly before Joggles Nonsense Latin Text stamp was rolled onto the background using Coffee Archival ink.

While all of that drying between layers was going on, I stamped the fabulous Joggles' Abigail with Goggles & Hat image onto white cardstock using Jet Black Archival. The goggles were stamped a second time on a white scrap with embossing powder and fine black embossing powder was applied and heated. Abigail was gently coloured with coloured pencils. I was looking for the tinting effect that they used to do with old photos and the grayscale of the stamped image certainly helped with that. Turquoise Stickles was applied to the pattern and top of her hat. The embossed set of goggles was fussy cut and popped up on foam tape. It was then layered over the original goggles to add dimension and shine. Clear rhinestones were added to the top "corners" of the goggles. Abigail was then fussy cut, and the outside edges were inked with a Black Big Brush Pen to remove the white. I love how she turned out!

Once she was adhered to the background, the sentiment was computer generated and printed onto white cardstock. The words were cut out individually and matted with black cardstock before they were adhered to the background. Two die cut black arrows were adhered next to Abigail and two punched photo corners were added to the left side. A border was doodled around the page with a black pen to finish it.

Thanks for visiting today. Abigail and I both appreciate that. To check out Barb's weekly Art Journal Adventure prompts, be sure and pop by the Joggles blog. There is also a wonderful AJA Facebook group where people are sharing their own takes on the prompts and enjoying lots of inspiration. It's a great place to hang out.

Life is good; so is art.


Faye Touve said...

This is just fabulous; what a great idea! Thanks for all your inspiration and sharing your techniques. We are so fortunate to have you join the Joggles group. I decided to make art my priority this year and you have given me so many wonderful ideas! And I love your cat photos. Is Parker a Maine Coon? He is beautiful, as is Molly. Cats are so awesome.

~ginny said...

OMG Bonnie - I love this page - and the sentiment is my life now!