Sunday, January 13, 2013

About The Journey


I'm really on a roll with my Dylusions art journal and I'm having such fun with it that I had to do another page. I really wanted to try a technique that a friend of mine told me about. It's a crayon resist technique and although I really have no idea how to do it, I just tried it anyway haha! 
First thing I did was used brown and white crayons and embossing folders. I laid the embossing folders behind the page and colored over it with crayon, adding the pattern to my page in crayon. I used about 4 different folders and just did this randomly. Once that was done, I used three different shades of distress stain and colored my entire page with those. Then I dried the whole page. The crayon just resists the stains so I didn't even wipe my page. Once that was all dry I used darker orange, white and brown acrylic paint and randomly painted my page with a roller tool. Then I added random stamps in various coordinating colors. I put some of the darker orange paint onto my craft sheet and used Tim's splatter stamp to randomly stamp onto the page with the paint and I really like how that turned out. I also did the same thing with purple and another one of Tim's border stamps. After the background was done I wasn't sure what I wanted on my page next so I walked away and left it lol.
When I came back this envelope that I had painted awhile back was just sitting there on another one of my tables and I figured it would look really cool in the middle of my page but it needed something so I stamped the kids onto it and then cut out the phrase with Tim's letters and added the white words as well. Last but not least I have this awesome skyline die cut and I used it to make a template and with distress ink in Walnut stain I made the skyline along the bottom of the page. 
I just really love this page, I love the way it came out and I really like the colors. 
I am entering this one in Unruly Paper Arts Challenge for this month. The theme is Fleur-De-Lis because I added some of them into my background, they are faint but they are there if you look closely. I really love the Fleur-De-Lis, it's such a beautiful symbol.
I hope you enjoyed this one, I'm sorry I didn't take photos of my project along the way but when your on a roll sometimes you just can't stop LOL.

10 comments:

  1. Claudine I really like this. I think it's an amazing piece of artwork.

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  2. Claudine,
    I love, love, love this page. May I borrow the techniques you used in my own art journal and other projects. You did an amazing job on this even if you weren't exactly sure of the technique at first. Thanks for sharing
    Donna Jean Eno

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  3. Claudine,
    I love, love, love this page. May I borrow the techniques you used in my own art journal and other projects. You did an amazing job on this even if you weren't exactly sure of the technique at first. Thanks for sharing
    Donna Jean Eno

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  4. Claudine, this is absolutely awesome. I LOVE the pages you created. It is do beautiful. May I borrow the technique for some of my projects? It is always so nice to visit your blog as I am always inspired by what I see. Thank you for sharing your art with us.

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  5. It's a beautiful spread. I will have to try the crayons like this.

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  6. What lovely and inspirational pages, Claudine.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for questing with us at UPA!

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  8. What stunning journal pages! Love the vibrant colors! Enjoy the week!

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  9. Really gorgeous, I love the skyline!

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  10. Love your change up on the sentiment...you need a stamp line! Really makes you think! Gorgeous sky line too!

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