Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Song of the Heart

You never know where your creativity will lead you, so stop thinking and let it happen.

Do you want to see how I got from here

To my finished art journal page, well head on over to 
Off The Rails Scrapping Blog and you will out

I have used a heart stencil from Stampin' Up, Gorgeous Grunge stamp and Blackberry Bliss Ink also from Stampin' Up. Other products I have used are acrylic ink, gesso, water and Faber-Castell pen.

I hope this inspires you to create.

Happy Creating

Thursday, 14 August 2014

The Art of Journaling

I have always loved the idea of creating an Art journal but wondered where I would start. I didn't want a bound journal as I felt for me this was too restricting, so I brought some water colour paper (300 gsm). Next time I will buy smooth finish rather than the rough but it is all a learning curve.

The A4 sheets of paper I cut into 8x8 as I have an mdf album (which needs to be decorated) that I can use and the off cuts of the paper I will save and use for something else.

My next step was to rewatch a video tutorial that Fiona from the Off The Rails Scrapbooking Design Team created. I loved watching it the first, second and third time (click here for the video).

I finished the back ground a couple of days ago but then had no idea what to embellish it with. I had created an extremely busy background. Today I finally finished it off with 3 butterflies that I fussy cut out of some paper.

Here is my first Art Journal page.

Now it's time to go and watch some more videos for inspiration and get messy. Thank you for stopping by.

Happy Creating