Tuesday, August 07, 2012

yo ho ho and some art journaling too

Today I get to share with you the project I've completed using these gorgeous Clairefontaine journals. Throughout the month of August, twice a week, the VLVS! Design Team is featuring their
sketch journals. You can see their entire line of product here. You can check up on all things journal related at the Rhodia Drive blog and also on their Facebook page.

Even before Jack Sparrow walked the plank on the big screen, my family was fascinated with all things pirate thanks to our Medieval adventures at Renaissance Fairs. My child has been a pirate more than once for fairs, Halloween and costume parties. It's fun to play pirate and to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day in September--ARRRG! For this post I have refrained from posting in Pirate--yes, I know we are all thankful of that--but I'm super excited to have these awesome pirate stamps to play with on my beautiful art journal from Clairefontaine.

The process.

I began by turning the journal on its edge [spiral up] so that any mists and sprays I did would run down the page. I misted with a combination of water, Maya Mist in Mica Pearl and a homemade mist  from a Distress Reinker and Perfect Pearls with water. I did layers drying with my heat tool in between to get the look I wanted--the Mica Pearl being added last.

The Clairefontaine Journals have 83lb drawing paper in them which holds the mists and medium extremely well with relatively little buckle in the paper!

Next I stamped all of my images onto book paper with Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black and painted the images with Twinkling H2Os--love that shimmer. I added the stamped pieces to the page with Crystal Lacquer and stamped my pirate  saying on the seawater by the pirate. Finally I added sea glass and sand to the page with Crystal Lacquer.   I love how my page turned out. I hope you enjoy it too!

For this page

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!!!
Thank you for looking! ~leslierahye


Sandra Strait said...

Yo ho ho! I love it!

Antoinette/Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Love the art journal pages, coloring & techniques..awesome look...and I don't need a bottle of rum..and yo ho ho.

Lyneen said...

What a wonderful background for your pirate theme stamping.... love the watery feel.

bjw_draw said...

nice :)

Tarnished Rose said...

Love the pirate page. You make me want to grab my stamps and get after it!


Unknown said...

these are great :) Very original

Anonymous said...

This is so cool! Awesome job!