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