Hello, my friends. I think my blog has been a bit neglected lately. I have been doing some crafty things, but I don't always post everything. When I prepare for my stamping classes each month, I rarely post my samples. I have also been working on the hexagon quilt blocks - usually while watching baseball. And then there are are art journal pages, which have a tendency to take many days to complete.
The journal spread I have today was actually finished several days ago, but I just didn't get a chance to post it. It started out as a project that I was going to share as a guest on the OWSE blog, but I decided to do something different for that one. I just finished the pages for that project tonight. I still have to take some more photos and do the write-up. I think it's scheduled to go live sometime next week.
I started these pages with a coating of gesso. Once that was dry, I sprayed some blues and brown ink sprays on and let them drip down the pages. I didn't like how bold the colors were, so when that was dry, I spread some more gesso on randomly with my fingers. It's fun to experiment.
I stamped a border down the outer edges and across the top and then brushed a light coating of gesso over it to mute it.
I stamped the big flowers (Stampendous) with tuxedo black memento ink on white card stock and then colored them with copic markers and cut them out. I added some white gel pen highlights.
For the stems, I started with watercolor crayons and a water brush, but then went over them with paint. The leaves are a hand carved stamp, which I stamped with paint and then filled in.
I wanted more color in the background, so I brushed some paint on bubble wrap and then stamped it onto the background, using several colors.
Next I glued the flowers down and added the computer generated sentiment.
For the top outer corners, I punched a wide border and then cut it apart. I think the punch is EK Success. After sponging with turquoise and ballet blue, I glued two pieces in each corner and trimmed the excess. Then I added just a bit of sponging along the outer edges of the spread.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a great week.