I decided to play along with some monthly challenges, so last week I got to work in my art journal, getting inky and messy along the way.
There were a few stages to these pages, so stay with me and I'll attempt to do quick step by step photos to show how I got to the finished pages.
Months ago I tried blopping a tea bag onto my pages and once they had finally dried out (note to self, squeeze out the tea bags a bit more) I was left with random beige areas. So last week I opened my journal to these pages and started adding colour, firstly with turquoise paint through a mini bricks stencil and a feather stencil.
Once that had dried, I applied Distress Crackle Paint [clear rock candy] and waited for it to crackle. I then wiped Silks [emperor's gold and pretty peridot] over the crackles for added effect.
With another stencil, I added random flowers using Viva Modellier Creme [mother of pearl].
Finally I added random butterflies and circles using Viva Facetten-Lack - Croco Crackling Colour [metallic silber] and with bubble wrap added some more background.
A few bits of washi tape were added under the angel and bird, both of which were coloured using Gelly Roll pens, so they were grounded. They were then fussy cut and popped onto dimensionals.
The chipboard letters were coated in Viva Ferro [graphite] and once dried, a light touch of Silks [bolivian blue] was used to highlight them.
Carabelle Studio - Woman & Bird
Carabell Studio - An Angel to Love
Tim Holtz - Simple Sayings
Craft Stamper - Let's Get Inky
Creative Carte Blanche - Winged Things
More Than Words - Imagine and Get Messy