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