Monday, 12 February 2018

Art Journal Page using February Mood Board

 Hi There Arty Peeps!

Hope you had a fabulous creative weekend, I know some lucky ladies did at Hunter Valley Retreat.
I should have joined them, feel very much like I missed out.

So I took some time out from family and got to creating at home, in the air-con.
Looking for a kicking off point by browsing one of my art journals, I found this page that
reminded me of the mood board for February.

This is the mood board, and there is $30 shop credit for the winner.
We'd love you to join us by uploading your project here on Facebook.

My page was already started with Dylusions ink sprays in Bubblegum Pink, Pure Sunshine,
and Crushed Grape, with some Clear Crackle in some areas.
I chose an image from a vintage women's magazine, found a quote, and started from there, sticking them down with Matte Medium. I could probably have achieved a better finish (without wrinkles) had I used a brayer.

Needing some black to balance the image I grabbed a Kinder Kreations mandala
and scraped some Black Lava texture paste through it with a palette knife. This stuff has a finish that looks like bitumen with bits of glitter in it. It's great for adding grunge.

To tie together the black mandalas and the picture I added some Liquitex ink dribbles.
This also deliciously highlighted some of the crackle.

I added words to link the title to the picture using Sharpie markers.
Here is my completed page.

I'm loving the hope in the bright colours despite the ambiguous message of the page.
Art journalling, for me, is about getting what's in my head out onto a surface.

Well, that's my mood board challenge for the month.
Looking forward to seeing yours!

Thanks for coming by,


  1. love love love this art journal page!! I need to use more black on my pages :)

    1. Thanks Karyn. Yes, black really makes the colours pop!