Thursday, August 30, 2012

art journaling and summer distress inks

Last month each of theViva LasVegastamps! Design team were each giving a Clairefontaine journals. For the month of August you seen what my fellow Design team members did with their journals. Today is my turn. 

-All month long, twice a week, the VLVS! DT is featuring sketch journals by Clairefontaine.

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 As part of this month long event...Viva Las Vegastamps! and Clairefontaine are hosting a contest this month--comment on all the Clairefontaine posts throughout the month to get a chance at a free journal and a $15 coupon to the VLVS! online store! Great prize!! Good luck!! Remember, you can't win if you don't enter!!!  So be sure to check out everyone on the DT's journal pages!

The journal is about 12  long by 8 1/2 wide. The cover is clear.It does have a band closure. The paper in the  journal is a drawing paper with a 85lb weight to it. The paper has a good thickness to it, so I was wondering how it will hold up with what I do. I've worked in journals of all sizes. And each one takes a bit to get use to. I'm getting use to this one too.I did 3 pages of the journal. I'm going to show 2 that I completed.

I just got my Summer Distress ink pads when I got the journal. So I took each of the 3 colors and swiped it on a different page. I then took some water and a brushed and applied water on the page to spread the ink.
The last color I did was the Salty Ocean. And that was the first page I worked on. Right after I put water on the page I put some rock salt down on the page. I let it air dried a bit before I used the heat gun to speed up the drying process. I shook the salt off, and got a cool effect. I stamped the Water Drop Background using the same ink pad. I stamped too much of it, to my liking. so I took out the brush with water and brushed the page. And tried it again with the rock salt. I then stamped the Water Drop Background again. and like it much better.

I then stamped some of the 2 of the kayak stamps I have and the 2 girls on boat stamp. Colored them with Prismas color pencils. I wanted a vacation quote, I looked at and found one. Went into word and type the quote 3 different fonts. Cut the words out and glued them on the page. I added some more of the blue color to the word to blend in the page. The page needed something else, I used some punchinella as a stencil and some white paint on the page.

Items used:
Salty Ocean Distress ink
white cardstock
prisma color pencils
white craft paint
rock salt

Stamps used:

This is the second page I did. This page I used the Picked Raspberry distress ink. I then spritz some sprays on to the page and let it drip down. I then used some of the punchinella from the Gauche Alchemy kit in pink, white and black craft paints. The woman was from the vintage sears catalog that was in my kit. I did color her up a bit with color pencils. I took a piece of Kromecote and brayered  the same ink color that was on the page. I spritz it with some water  for some texture. The stamp I used is I read recpies the same  on black memento inkpad. I cut the words apart and glued them on the page with glossy accents. I did go around the edges with marker.

Items used:
Picked Raspberry distress ink
Black, Pink, and white Craft paints
Various punchinella
pink and black spray

Stamp used:


SHartl said...

Oh, I really like the landscape format of this journal and the beautiful backgrounds you did!

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Antoinette/Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Love your art journal happy to see you can stamp, ink, spray, glue, stomp and stick emblishments to your kind of journal.

Cheryl LIndsay said...

Very clever!

Julie S said...

I have just started art journaling and love your backgrounds - the trickiest part for me. Beautiful.