Sunday, March 31, 2013

Art Journaling Class

A couple of weekends ago I did an Art Journaling class at Betty's Stamping and Scrapbooking Room called "Taking your Art Journaling to the Next Layer".  I promised the girls at the store as well as Jamie from The Crafter's Workshop that I would post pictures and I have finally gotten around to it!  Sorry it took me so long!

We played in our Art Journals with lots of stencils from TCW and a huge variety of mediums:
Ink Sprays, Gesso, Gel Medium, Modeling Paste, Gelatos (Faber-Castell), Acrylic Paints, Distress Paints (Tim Holtz), Modeling Creme & Glitter Paste (Splash of Color).  

First up are a couple of pages that I worked on during class as demos.   This one started as Dylusions Ink Sprays...

then I stenciled Glitter Paste over the CityScape stencil from TCW.

I added some more stenciling with Perfect Pearls sprays and Celtic Circle...and finished with some doodling.

The next page I had started by doing my background with Penny Black bg stamps and Stampers Big Brush pens (Faber-Castell).  I **think** I added gel medium, acrylic paint, and gelatos during class as my background layers.  

I added the Vine stencil with spray...

I stenciled the Birds in paint then added gelatos and doodling around the bird and branches.

And the Solace stencil with teal Modeling Creme really made the page pop...

I finished it by stamping Life is Art from Stampendous...

We played with a variety of styles on our pages including tips I picked up from CHA from Dina Wakely, Ronda Polazzari, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, and Nathalie Kalbach while at TCW booth.

Here's some of the pages from my students...








Overall, I think everyone had a blast!  We'll do it again soon!


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