Sunday, 19 January 2014

Art Journal Frontpage

This is the front page of the Art Calendar I want to make for 2014. It will be quite a challenge to create a page for each month and to write down something for almost every day. Not all days at work are very interesting...


The base is chipboard. I wanted a crackled base with a dark crackles. Black would become too dark, so I chose London Night. When the Crackle Glaze was completely dry, I painted Vintage Lace and Ice Blue, and watched the crackles appear. I love this process!

The feather is made using the technique described here. The same technique was used by Julie Ann Lee on the Paperartsy blog.

The hand is from Cherry Pie Art Stamps. I coloured the pen with Chocolate Pudding and the hand with Nougat Fresco Finish paints.

To create the paper with the script I used the Blended Batik technique as described in Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities book. First ink a piece of paper with a dark Distress Ink. Then stamp the script image with Distress Embossing Ink and apply clear embossing powder over it. Heat emboss the powder. Once dry and cooled, use a lighter Distress ink to ink over the paper and the script. Then comes the fun part. Place of piece of newspaper over the paper and iron over it on high heat. This will remelt the embossing powder and absorb it in the newspaper.

4 comments:

isisimaginings.com said...

That is a fantastic cover. I love the crackle background & the feather looks great.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Hi Mark! Thank you so much for joining in and thank you too for being so public spirited and alerting everyone to where they could find the feather tutorial. That was really helpful because people used it so effectively. I love this project. The Crackle is amazing and the feather works so well. Hope you will show us lots from your art journal as the weeks pass. Thank you so much for playing along. Julie Ann xxx

Darcy UK said...

So lovely Mark, I hope you manage to keep up with your challenge. I am doing the Documented Life Project. I love the art pages but boy it is hard to write everyday when all I do is paint and drink tea lol

Julie Bell said...

Thanks for your kind comments. Love your crackle on your cover x