Colors of spring

Hi there and welcome to the Tattered Angels blog.

Today I want to share with you these art journal pages.

To create the background I first covered the pages with Gesso and then sprayed with Key Lime Pie and Aquamarine. The Gesso gives the colors a lighter and softer look than that they actually are.

Then I took a strip of cardstock, punched out some circles next to each other and laid it on top of the pages. I then sprayed with Red-Nosed Reindeer to create the flower centers.

After that I turned my journal upside down and let some Meadow Green glimmer mist drip from the bottom up. Then I took a black pen and drew in all the details, added pieces of book paper, colored in the petals with a white pen, used some punchanella and distress ink to add some texture to the background.

After I finished all this I thought there was something missing in the upper background and I added the sticker letters. Because they where white I had to cover everything else up and spray the top part again to make the letters fade into the background. Next time I should do that first, makes it much easier. Finally I splashed some indian ink on and colored the edges of the pages with black Stazon.

The next I want to show you are 2 tags I made a while ago. Again the background was covered with Gesso, only this time I did not spray the chalkboard and mist. I took of the lid off, dripped some Firefly chalkboard on my misting mat and put the tags on top with the right side down. Then I dripped some Wild Plum glimmer mist at the top of the left tag and let it run down, repeating the same procedure from the bottom up. To create the splashes I  just let the glimmer mist drip from the straw that is inside the bottle. The dots on the book paper where made with punchanella and Stazon ink.

Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you got a little bit inspired to get your mists out and create something colorful! :)

Have a great week!

Happy misting!


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  1. Great projects…bright happy colors and great inspiration!

  2. Holly Simoni says:

    You always inspire me Birgit! I love your collages and the way you layer. Gorgeous!

  3. Ur creativity is fabulous!!!