Friday 15 February 2019

Journal pages for Andy Skinner Team

I'm over at the Andy Skinner blog today with these journal pages as my Creative Team sample for January.

I decided to use my vintage journal which is an old book altered for the purpose of adding vintage/mixed media pages. I knew I wanted to create some mixed media layers with mediums and fluid acrylic paints and just went with the church window as my starting point. Little did I know at this point it would have a wedding theme by the end of it!!!

Process Steps
Begin by sealing the book pages with white gesso and leave some of the text/image showing through. Dry.
Apply black modeling paste through several stencils. Dry.

Take cobalt blue hue and medium grey separately on a palette and mix both with glazing medium. Paint them over the pages and then knock back with a damp baby wipe.

Take cerulean blue and white and mix with a brayer to blend over the raised areas and pages. Repeat with white on it's own.

Take a stamp and add some text using watering can archival ink. Scrape some thin gesso over both pages.

Stamp the church window with cobalt and black archival inks x 3, give them an acrylic watercolour wash using prussian blue and cobalt blue dry and cut out. Use vintage photo distress ink to blend around the edges.

To achieve the next layer of colour I did some colour mixing. Using tiny amounts of english red oxide, raw umber, burnt sienna, yellow oxide and burnt umber I got this lovely vintage brown oxide blend. I spritzed, dribble and dried it until I was happy with the effects.

Now assemble the focus elements and embellishments, ink the edges and adhere to the pages.

Also rub a stabilo water pencil round the edges of the die cuts and the stencilled word 'DREAMS' and finally around the edges of the pages and paint with a water brush to darken and create a frame.

Having stamped three windows ideas wandered to a church feel so I chose the happy couple as my vintage focus. That led me to remembering that Ken and I will celebrate a very special wedding anniversary in July and that's where the number came from and the little hearts. The words are remnant rubs.

I thought I'd play along at 'Try it on Tuesdays' where the theme is Romance. I rarely get to share on other blogs or enter challenges these days so this is a bit of a treat.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend and

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics-cobalt blue hue, prussian blue, medium grey value 6, cerulean blue, titanium white, english red oxide, raw umber, burnt sienna, yellow oxide and burnt umber
DecoArt Media mediums - black modeling paste, white gesso, heavy gel medium.
Andy Skinner stamps - Gothic Grunge, Techrauma
Andy Skinner stencils - Creativity, Time Warp, Halftone


hazel said...

A gorgeous journal spread, lots of great textures and lovely colours.
xxx Hazel.

Cath Wilson said...

A fabulous spread, Brenda, using a wonderful colour combo and lots of lovely texture. Beautifully created and perfect for Valentine's Day. Thank you so much for sharing your art with us at Try it on Tuesday.
Cath x

froebelsternchen said...

One word : Fantastic !WOW! I am totally in awe of your stunning creation! Thank you very much for joining us over at Try It On Tuesday Brenda! Happy weekend!

Annie said...

Amazing journal pages Brenda and I love the textures and colour combination x Stunning stencils and stamps and huge congratulations on your 45 years of marriage x

Have a great weekend
Annie xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I have been over and enjoyed now i'm enjoying again Brenda.. Oh boy how marvellous and yes it makes a fabulous spread full of texture and delight to mark the occasion.
First may I say huge congrats on those 45 years together what a wonderful achievement wishing you many many more to come.. now may I apologise as I have no idea why I did not appear to be following your blog but you show up in my list? I think the G+ change has messed with so much I had to click the button (again) in case I lost you amongst the madness of it all hee hee!!
Wishing you continued love and romance this weekend Big Hugs Tracey xx

My name is Erika. said...

Wow this is one gorgeous page. I love the texture and all the details you included. It's a beauty! Thanks for sharing this at Try It On Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

Patty O'Malley said...

These pages are fantastic, Brenda!

Words and Pictures said...

Absolutely delicious - those layers of colour and the texture give the background such depth and detail, and I love the Gothic arches. The rusty drippage is amazing... perfect decay!
Alison x

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what amazing pages! The amount of texture that you created with the layers of colour looks so beautiful - I love it 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊 x

Craftyfield said...

Fabulous Mixed Media piece, all grunged up and "messy" as we like! Thank you for your lovely comment about my Valentine tag, Brenda. I will be visiting Stitches on the Tuesday, a shame really, as I will miss both you and Susan! xx

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous journal spread Brenda and a special way to remember a special Anniversary.
Yvonne xx

Lisa said...

These are absolutely amazing!! Wow!! They're true works of art!! I love the texture and details!! Stunning as always, Brenda!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Redanne said...

Your journal spread is so beautiful Brenda, I love the stencilled texture you created to start off and the colours you added are superb. The gothic windows are wonderful too. 45 years is quite an achievement these days, so I am sending my early congratulations to you both. Hugs, Anne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Brenda! I finally get to catch up and find you have joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Thank you so much! This is so romantic and I love the texture you have created as well as those beautiful subtle colours! Hugs, Chrisx

Gina said...

Now that rusty bit with the heart in it made me think of the lead in the stained glass windows.Fabulous pages XXX

Astrid Maclean said...

Really gorgeous romantic spread Brenda! The blues with the rust are such a winning colour combo, love it and the step out like always is wonderful too!

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous journal spread Brenda, love the different textures and the stained glass windows are a wonderful focal point, really enjoyed the process pictures too.
Thanks for sharing this at Try it on Tuesday.
Avril xx

sarascloset said...

Brenda, I hardly get time to visit my favorite blogs anymore, so this morning is such a treat to see these beautiful, meaningful pages you've created. Thank you for sharing your process on that stunning background--it's so fun to 'watch' you create. What a great tribute to your upcoming anniversary! As for entering challenges, we have one over at Frilly and Funkie that this would fit perfectly with! Have a great week! Hugs!