Friday, 22 December 2017

Incorporating Photos into my Art Journal

Good Morning Sunshine
Ahhhhhh It's crazy week in my life...
Two Christmas parties at work to cater for, photo shoots for friends, and no time to create anything.
So I asked the amazing girls on the DT team to help me out today and find someone to share something fun and mixed media to add to the joy that is Fridays.
Big thanks to our amazing Boss for stepping up and
 sharing her beautiful piece of scrapping arty goodness. I love those Dylusions sprays .

But to be honest with you, my Fridays just are not the same without loading a blog post.
Today I'm sharing a piece I bashed out late last week.
Just a little Art Journal/Life Journal/Scrap Journal
 entry incorporating a photo into my journal page.

My current full 12"x 12"album count is sitting at 64 and that's a bit of an issue regarding storage.
Sometimes I feel I need to swap up the way I create with regards to scrapbooking,
so now I am more selective about what goes on a 12"x 12" page. 
But I have all these cool photos that I really want to create with, 
yet the space issue still has me in conflict.

Downsizing and introducing my photos into random journal pages instead,
 allows me the freedom to play with my photos and 
not worry about finding a home for another layout.
This is one of those journal entries.

 I started with a journal page smeared with some old clean up brushes and added some Dina Wakley acrylic paint in Turquoise to add a base colour. This page was going to be quick and playful.

I then added a Kinder Kreations Mandala stencil image onto the page, 
in black Ranger Dina Wakley gesso using a sponge for application.

Next a few brush strokes of Liquitex gesso over the center and a little Dina magenta acrylic and back on with the KK stencil to rub back a little of the wet colour to reveal more pattern and detail.


Then its about adding a few more layers to the piece starting with
a few pink acrylic smears and a harlequin stencil rub back, 
a piece of book sheet paper behind the focal point and photo,
a little pen work, journaling and doodling to introduce marks & highlight the focal points on the page,
a shot of sunshine acrylic paint from Art Alchemy over the whole piece,
and then the final piece was adding the fussy cut photo, and finishing up with a scribbled title.
This ones not about perfection, but celebrating that fun photo of Jo flicking me the bird. Hahaaa 

Big thanks for dropping by the SC blog,
 I'll be back next Friday with a new mixed media update, 
after some much needed creative time at my art table.

Lisa xx