You made it to hump day! Yay! This is Rachel Kleinman
on the Unity blog today to share a spring-inspired art journal page. I also have a photo tutorial so you can try one yourself!
I can't believe it's taken me so long to finally ink up that Donna Downey "You are Important
" flower! It's stunning! AND it's on super sale right now so get going!
First things first, I gesso'd the entire page and let it dry. Then I did a wash of paint using Distress Paint in "Mustard Seed" and "Tumbled Glass". I started with the Mustard Seed paint on the top, spritzed heavily with water, then pulled the paint down the page and let it dry. I did the same with Tumbled Glass, but I started from the bottom of the page and pulled the paint up. Then I did a random coating of Resin Sand (Liquitex) to add some texture.
Now I stamped the large flower in archival black ink. I also stamped two more flowers separately on a piece of deli paper (you can use tissue paper) and set those aside for later. I painted the inside of the flowers white. Then I stamped around the page with Donna Downey "Hollyhocks
" stamp and the Donna Downey "Stenciled and Deconstructed
I fussy cut the flowers that I stamped on the deli paper and adhered them on top of the original stamps. The flowers really pop off the page now with the crisp outline and white background!
Finally I did some very light coloring inside the flower with Faber Castell Stampers Big Brush Pens, again in a yellow and light blue color. Then I added washi tape and my page was finished!
I hope you've been inspired to get messy with your Unity stamps and play in your journal!
Thanks for joining me :)
Labels: Art Journaling, donna downey, Inspiration Wednesday, Mixed Media, rachel kleinman