Friday, 2 October 2015

Art Journalling with Tim

Alison has set a new challenge at A Vintage Journey which incorporates art journalling with Tim Holtz, so that set me thinking. Wanting to use the found relatives photos and some dies I first set about making the background.

The layers included many of Tim's techniques and ideas for using distress products -
- distress paint resist using picket fence, mustard seed, pine needles and shabby shutters distress paints with the gothic stencil.
-  reverse monoprint using scattered straw, tattered rose, and shabby shutters distress inks with the harlequin stencil
- blended distress inks all over using scattered straw, tattered rose, and shabby shutters again
- a reverse monoprint using the shatter stencil and hickory smoke distress ink
- blended pine needles through the flourish stencil and spritzed it with water to do another reverse monoprint
- spritz and flick with water


For the die-cuts I took an A4 piece of card, rubbed on some matte medium randomly, dried it then sprayed with six orange, red and brown distress stains. 


Once I had die cut the pumpkins, acorns and leaves I blended and dipped them in more distress inks to create the added texture.


With the die-cuts coloured deep oranges and browns I felt I needed to bring some of those shades into the background too so I used ripe persimmon and vintage photo through the cargo mask and splattered some dried marigold distress paint and some mixed with vintage photo DI


 - now we're ready to assemble everything together.
The found relatives chopped and inked......


..... a couple of quotes typed and printed out ......


..... the die-cuts inked and positioned .....


... and the pages came together.



 I finished off with some photo tinting just a bit of rusty hinge on a few of the pumpkins.


This is my altered journal. In January I challenged myself to do a journal page a week. I haven't quite manged every single week, but I now have 35 double page spreads and the book is fat and almost full.


Art journalling with Tim? Yes I think so.


Thanks Alison for a great AVJ challenge, it made me think about what are Tim's influences in the journalling world and there are quite a few. Do pop over to see the amazing collection of journal pages from the Creative Guides.

Have a great weekend, I am off to the Swanage Blues Festival for the weekend and hopefully it will be good weather so we can have some walks along the beach.

Take care.

hugs Brenda xxx


25 comments:

butterfly said...

I just love this heart-warming harvest themed page spread... from the gorgeous colours of the layered background to all those fantastic vintage images full of pumpkins - a real delight!
Alison xx

S@ndy Diller said...

Such great subject matter and color. Beautiful pages!!
S@ndy

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful trip to the pumpkin patch you have journaled here Brenda! Love the bright colors and your bright orange pumpkins! Beautiful fall journaling! and look how many pages in your journal have been filled!! Julia xx

Sophie said...

Meine Güte, Brenda...
was für eine detaillierte schöne Arbeit.
Ich bin begeistert.

Herzlichst Sophie xx

Redanne said...

Oh wow Brenda, what a glorious autumnal scene you have created! I love the beautiful and colourful background and the cut up pictures look fantastic. The pumpkins, leaves and acorns are just perfect embellishments. A truly beautiful page! Hope you have lots of fun at the weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

Candy C said...

Brenda, as always, beautiful work! I love how you have brought an on-time no theme to your pages. Love the. I love photos and and sentiments you've added to your lovely "artsy" backgrounds.

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic journal pages, Brenda!

Astrid Maclean said...

I absolutely adore the background to this spread Brenda, super stencil work and the additional collage elements have given it such a wonderful autumnal feel! Wonderful journalling pages!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Wowsers Brenda - that background is just amazing. I have spent ages just looking at all the different elements. It is almost a shame to cover it up, but what a wonderful set of collage elements you have used too. Fabulous Tim art journal pages! Jennie x

Nikki Acton said...

If I had made that background - that would have done me! But you add so much detail and collage and wow such amazing words. Inspirational. One day I will find time to open my journal again! Nikki xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow ..wonderful pages Brenda! Gorgeous !
Happy weekend!
oxo
Susi

klistersøster said...

I come really in autumn - weather - mood when I see your journal page, beautiful colors, good background.
Hugs, Susan

Kerstin F. said...

What a wonderful autumn feeling, fabulous!!!

Sara Barker said...

Brenda, you had me at your colorful background, but your embellishments and those quotes are a perfect compliment!

Terry said...

What a fun journal spread, Brenda! I love the pumpkins galore theme and so appropriate for this time of year! The background is fabulous and love the images! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs!

Buttons said...

Bright, bold and BEAUTIFUL! I love the way you've split up the Found cards and the clever way you've created the pumpkins. My goodness that journal is looking mighty impressive now. Hope you have a great time away. Jenny x

Sue Marrazzo said...

SO PERFECT!

Juliz Design Post said...

Super autumnal pages and a lovely journal spread. The pumpkins are the perfect embellishment.
Hope you had a fun weekend, Julie x

Anita Houston said...

Two of my favorite images!!! LOVE the background...so gorgeous! I want to see some colorful leaves!!!

April Reece said...

I love it!!! :)

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful Tim influenced journal page Brenda, love all of the techniques you've incorporated as well as your stunning autumnal colour palette, makes me want to head out to the pumpkin patch! Love the way you've included the found relatives as well, thanks so much for sharing it with us. Deb xo

Lynn Price said...

Beautiful spread! Love how you've used the stencils, and the great range of colors - and those photos are incredible!! I am way behind in visiting, but hope your weather turned out ok :-) xxx Lynn

A Pink said...

A real harvest festival of autumnal colours ! Brenda . Love all the stenciling and how you crreated the colour on our die cuts . They look really fab on your background pages and really draw the eye to the wonderful images .
What a fabulous journal you will have created by the end of the year. x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love all those rich colours in the background! Love how you have made this into a fabulous Autumn spread! Hugs, Chrisx

Remya Sreekanth said...

Such an apt wordings .. Loved the pumpkins and the spread was totally so very pretty .. I love each of your creations .. A great fan of your works :)