Thursday, July 23, 2015

Celebrate Everything - Art Journal Page

Hi everyone!

My name is Susanne and today it's the first time for me to give you some inspiration with the awesome Viva Las Vegastamps. It's such a honor for me to be part of this talented design team. Today, I'd like to share an art journal page.

Here are the step by step instructions:

Step 1: I started with a gelli printed background, added some Gesso with a scraper and some Neocolor II watercolor pastels.

Step 2: I blended the Neocolors with some water and a brush and added color until I was happy.

Step 3: I removed some of the Neocolor with a wet baby wipe by using a stencil. The result is a nice texture.

Step 4: Before stamping the main image I covered the area, where it would be placed, with gesso.

Step 5: I stamped the main image, the Dancing Lady and the You Are Here  sentiment with Jet Black Archival Ink. I also used the Waybill/Invoice Background to add some interest to the background.

Step 6: Now it was time to drew the mason jar arround the Dancing Lady. I sketched it first and traced the lines with a black uniPOSCA marker. I colored the Dancing Lady as well as the jar with the Neocolors II.

Step 7:  I adhered the Until Further Notice (stamped on white paper) to my page. I colored it also with Neocolor II. Now I took the black and white uniPOSCA marker to add some doodling and to highlight the You Are Here. Finally I added some interest with the Dictionary Page stamp and the Toy Airplane stamp (in the right upper corner). The black paint splatters give the page it's final touch.

Here are some more detailed images:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Viva Las Vegastamps:
Dancing Lady
Until Further Notice
You Are Here 
Waybill/ Invoice
Dictionary Page
Toy Airplane 

Other supplies:
Archival Ink Jet Black
Neocolor II
uniPOSCA marker black and white
Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate
Acrylic colors
ARTPlorations Stencil "Bubbles"


Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Love your gorgeous page and all of the luscious layers. :)

corinne de france MARCH said...

love it +++++++++++++ magnifique
corinne de france

Mary Holshouser said...


by belle said...

This page is just stunning!!

ionabunny said...

Fantastic. Love how you put the girl in the bottle. Hugz

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous, I love it !
Corrie x

Susanne Rose said...

Thanks for your lovely comments!

Irit Shalom said...

Perfect art page!