You know me, I can't ever go with the expected lol.
I'm also joining in on two challenges this week with this art journal page. The first is from:
Artful Times Challenge Blog - Their theme this week is "Use Your Stencils and/or Masks"
And secondly I am joining the challenge over at:
Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog - Their theme this week is "April Showers Bring May Flowers"
Before I begin a page I like to go through my bag of Gelli Prints and see if anything catches my eye for the page. I have decided to use this print. I made this print with acrylic paint and a ton of Crafters Workshop, Dina Wakley and Dyan Reaveley stencils and my trusty Gelli Plate.
I really like this print and I wanted to add some other color to it. I used a stencil and some Claudine Hellmuth purple paint to add to the upper corner. I also added some black distress ink on top of it with the same stencil and then I went around some of them with my white gel pen.
I also added some doodling to the black circles with the white gel pen as well.
After that I wanted to add some funky flowers to the bottom so I got out my Wendy Vecchi black embossing paste and used a stencil to put some flowers. This is the first time I have ever used this paste and I have to say, IT IS AWESOME! It's unlike any other paste I have used and I am now going to buy the other colors. I love this stuff.
Once the past on my first two flowers were dry, I used a mask and another stencil to create overlapping flowers with the embossing paste.
Once everything was dry, I used white gel pen to go around the flowers so they would stand out more. The gel pen was a breeze to write over the paste. The paste took the gel pen SO well.
I used my new Stampotique stamp that I just got the other day for the image here. She is called Relaxin and is by the artists Jill Penney and Daniel Torrent. I colored her with Pitt pens and black soot distress stain. I also added a raven on top of her head with a Wendy Vecchi stencil and the embossing paste. The purple in her shoes and gloves match the color of the stencil I used earlier in the upper corner.
I added some doodling here and there and also hand wrote the words.
Here is a photo of my finished page. I just love the way the gelli print background works with this page. It's not expected but somehow it works. I love that the flowers aren't traditional flowers too.
I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial for today. I would recommend that Wendy Vecchi embossing paste for anyone, it's so great.