Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A NEW ART JOURNAL....... 13 ARTS

Hi everyone!! I hope you are all well and looking forward to Christmas, which is now just around the corner!!! Today I would like to share with you my most recent creation for 13 Arts..... A beautiful new Art Journal I created using one of my Moms old Jackie Collins novels, and lots of beautiful 13 Arts products!!

I must confess that this journal cover is a little different from what I would normally do, but after all the whole purpose of an Art Journal is to experiment is it not? And I love how it has turned out!!!

'Family Journal'


I began by cutting a hole in the front cover and threading my ribbon through, before covering with paper from the Fly Away collection. I then built up my background composition using lots of lace and other materials, embellishments and found objects. I glued the heavier objects down using Gel Medium, and when everything was secure I painted everything with Gesso to provide a grip for the color.

Some close-ups:


When my Gesso was dry I began to paint the background, starting with Ayeeda Paint in Matte Black. I used this to create shadows and put emphasis on the dimension.


After the black I continued to add color using paints, mists and inks, starting from the lightest, and building up to the darkest, and occasionally spraying with water to blend colors together.


When I was happy with the color I added a few sprays of Pastel Black Mist to pull the color and shadows together. I also added some flicks and drops of Black Ink. I finished off with a few sprays and flicks of Chalk White Mist, and randomly brushing Ayeeda Paint in Gold Glitter around the embellishments and lace.

 I hope you found something to inspire you here!!!

This is my final post until January so before I go today I would like to wish you all 'A Very Wonderful Christmas and A Happy New Year'


13 Arts products Used:
Fly Away Paper - Fleeting Moments
Ayeeda Paint - Matte Black
Ayeeda Paint - Matte Yellow
Ayeeda Paint - Matte Cinnamon
Ayeeda Paint - Matte Sand
Ayeeda Paint - Matte Caramel
Ayeeda Paint - Gold Glitter
Ayeeda Mist - Pastel Caramel
Ayeeda Mist - Pastel Black
Ayeeda Mist- Chalk White 
Ayeeda Mist - Chalk Yellow Amber
Ayeeda Water Ink - Black (Graphite)
Ayeeda Water Ink - Orange

2 comments:

  1. That is an awesome amount of texture on your cover, really looks amazing!

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