Soar- Art Journal

Hello and Happy Friday,

I am on the blog today with another mixed media art journal project.

As you can see from my last few post I am pretty stuck on this process right now.

I love the freedom that it allows to just shut your mind off and create, see where the inspiration takes you.

I hope you enjoy!

I started off my journal pages really not knowing what the heck I was going to do or where it was going to go.

I applied some gesso to both pages, once that was dry, I literally just slapped on some paint and moved it around with my hands, very preschool and so much fun. Something so grounding about getting your hands right into the paint and playing.   I started with lapis and then added some of the turquois blue, both are Dina Wakley brand, heavy body paint.

Once I had the paint applied I pulled out the Flying birds mask and stencil. I placed the mask on the paint and used a baby wipe to remove the paint from around the mask.  I did eventually use that baby wipe to smooth and remove a bit more of the paint and blend it together more.

I wasn’t too happy with the way the birds came out so I went with the stencil portion and used some white gesso just to bring out the birds a little more. As I finally had the birds standing out the way I liked.  (To be honest these pages were not done in one sitting, I left and came back a few times as I was initially not happy)

Once I came back to the pages, I decided I needed to add some more colour and texture. First I applied the lime green, again going in with my fingers and adding to the sides and middle of the pages. I repeated this with a bit of the umber color as well. It gives a nice distressed look. While that was drying a tad, I rummaged through my stencils, as well as some of my quote cards from a old project life kits I never did use. Eek . Good thing I discovered art journaling, maybe now those things will get used up. Lol

I went on to stencil some music notes as well as some stars on to the pages using umber and white gesso. I wanted to keep the look very earthy and tie in the quote and birds nicely.

I decided to cut the quote apart to separate it and draw the eye across both pages,  I attached it using ultra thick collage glue, also a Dina Wakley product.

I then added some of my two way glue pen to areas around the sentiments and added some gold foiling to it. Its very fine and hard to capture will try to get close ups for Instagram, it really added that little extra something

Finally I took my black Fude ball pen and drew some sketchy lines all the way around the pages, this just brought it all together in my book.

I really love how this tuned out, it has to be one of my favorite pages I have done thus far.

I hope you found some inspiration and I do apologize that its not one of my usual post, but its been nice to switch things up once and a while.

I would love to know what some of your favorite things to do are, are you a card maker, mixed media artist, do you dabble in a little bit of everything.

Please do leave me a comment and let me know

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Have a wonderful weekend.



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