13 December 2013

Be what you do...


Today I would like to show you my two art journal pages. I used recycled pages. What does it mean? When I use mists or inks very often I sprayed them around and all my craft mat is dirty. I use another clean paper sheet to 'stamp' the waste stuff. I don't want to waste any mediums. I do the same with gel medium or gesso which always give fab effects.

The first page was really full of 'waste' stuff. You can see that this page is really messy.  There are many bright colour spots. They are not smooth which is great because it gives some textures to the project. I had some marks which I wanted to cover that's why I used stripes of masking tape. I applied black paint on the pieces of masking tape.

The background is a mix of Dr.Ph.Martin's Bombay India Ink, Hero Arts Ink Dauber, Ranger Distress Paint and Dylusion Ink Spray. But it was not enough for me and I made a transfer using newspaper and gel medium. For a next layer I used gel medium and The Crafter's Workshop Navaho stencil.

I added an old piece of paper with stamped birds ( Darkroom Door stamps: Carved Birds 1 ). I had made that piece a few weeks ago for another project but didn't use it. I stamped birds on Jenni Bowlin paper. The paper was already dirty from Dylusions Ink Sprays and I put some modeling paste using Dylusions stencil. I cut the paper with birds on four pieces which I sewed to my background.

Before sewing I stamped Prima Finnabair Dolly stamp and stuck the pieces with birds to the background using canvas tape. For the last touches I stamped Stampotique Originals stamp. I also used Sakura Micron pen to draw some doodles.

The second page is very similar in terms of making it. I built the same layers using the same materials and techniques. The only difference is that on my 'waste' page was a layer of gesso.

On this page a pink glitter is more visible.

I added more black paint around the page. I applied the paint using my finger.

Letters on both pages are from the Glitz Designs Raven.

Magda x


Unknown said...

Oh goodness....your pages are just stunning!!! I love everything about them.

Corrie Herriman said...

Great pages, Magda! Amazing what you can do with your leftover stuff !
Corrie x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous pages! The layers are fantastic & I love the bright colours.

Unknown said...

love this Magda, great colors and so much to see!

Kay Wallace said...

This is what I would call "found art," Magda. It is art you created without thinking of the process...just mopping up ink, paint and blobs so as not to waste them. You have taken your "found art" and created something very beautiful and meaningful! Well done!

jaine drake said...

This is such a good way to create an instant background by using your overspill papers. It's fabulous how it turned out.