Hi everyone, JJ here. When we were challenged to show some of our art journal pages this month, I was a little worried about what I would post. My art journals are used as a way to work through things, either techniques (so it looks like random messes on the pages) or thoughts (which tend to be pretty personal, and sometimes there is a lot of cussing). So here are a couple of pages that are a little darker than what some of my team mates have posted (although, no cussing… ha ha!)
I collaged some book pages and scraps on this page, then sprayed with Chalkboard mist in Firefly, Inchworm and Charcoal, using a Glimmer Screen from the Bold Borders set. I also used stamps from the Rockin’ Renaissance, Architectural Trims and Timeless Romance sets.
I used a drafting template to add circles of Glimmer Glam in Private Meadow.
I also added Pewter Glimmer Glaze as accents around the frame, and in a few other places.
For this second page, I started out with a background of Chalkboard mist in Sprout and Apricot Nectar, and Mel’s Diner Glimmer Mist. Once those were dry, I stenciled over top with Bell Bottom Glimmer Mist.
I die cut wings from a piece of burlap from Canvas Corp, which I brightened with a little gesso, then coated with Chandelier Glimmer Glam (it’s hard to capture the glittery effect in a photo, but it sparkles).
I used stamps from the Architectural Trims and Chillin’ stamp sets, and highlighted the circles with Midnight Rendezvous Glimmer Glaze.
I also highlighted a few areas with Oil Slick Glimmer Glaze.
Now to something much lighter, both visually and in subject matter – a wedding layout. This is a shot from my own wedding (that’s me, second from the left). Yup – we had a renaissance themed wedding!
I started this layout with a gorgeous piece of silkscreened Hambly paper, which works like a resist paper with Glimmer Mists! I sprayed the background with Old Lace, Cranberry Zing and Vanilla Breeze.
I painted the flowers with Glimmer Mist in Cranberry Zing, Tattered Rose and Pearl, and the leaves with Sweet Clover, Forest Green and Pearl. The Pearl mist adds a little extra shimmer, which is perfect for a wedding layout. I tinted the Tattered Trinkets key with Pewter Glimmer Glaze, to make it a darker silver.
Thanks for stopping by – don’t forget to come back and see what the rest of the team has created in their art journals and their wedding projects!