Welcome, crafty folks. Today I´m sharing my two latest art journals featuring fabulous ColourArte´s Silks. What are Silks? Amazing acrylic glazes rich in pigment and shimmer. The right stuff for your mixed media projects.
In the first project I used the following: Teal Zircon, Bolivian Blue, Vintage Mint and Cinnamon Brown.
Art Journal He Was Fishing Out Her Wishing Well
A step by step tutorial:
Before I started working I had made Silks sprays. Just add water and Silks in a spray bottle. The more water you add, the less intense the colour will be. It´s totally up to you. Here we go:
First I treated the paper with clear gesso and let it dry. Next I applied white gesso with a sponge here and there. When dry I started to add colours. I used dilluted Silks in sprays.
I didn´t want my page to look busy and chaotic so I decided to blend the colours using my brayer covered with white gesso.
Next I did some more spraying with Silks in blue tones.
Then I added some random stamping using black archival ink. I also made some blue splatters all over the spread.
I needed some texture and this time I went for a fabric circle. A bit torn and distressed. I cut it into parts and glued on the paper using gel medium.
I painted the fabric with white gesso and did some shading. I used H2O Wisteria and pigment powders in dark grey.
Then it was the right time to break the blue surface with an oval vintage shaped pic. I glued it on the smaller fabric element. Next I painted a frame chippie with Bolivian Blue Silks and attached it on the photo to emphasize lady´s head. I also added some silver micro beads, metal stars and black&white word labels on fabric background.
I made some black&white splatters here and there. As the final touch I glued on the sentiment saying:
He Was Fishing Out Her Wishing Well.
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The second creation I´d like to showcase today is another art journaling adventure but this time I worked with different colour mood. I was playing with Silks:
My Private Universe
Some close ups:
A step by step tutorial:
I started to add colours using Silks sprays (Silk and water) and pigment powders. I also used water in a spray here and there.
I made some splatters in gold, blue, white, grey and apricot. Next I did some random stamping using brown and black archival ink. I attached some metal stars and sentiments.
Hoping you´re inspired by now :)
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