After a bit of a break we are back with weekly inspiration on the blog using our fabulous range of products from Chiswick.
And with the Easter weekend around the corner here’s some fun art journaling inspiration for you.
I have been collecting medication leaflets for the past 2 months – and since I accumulated quite a bit of them I thought it a good idea to start using them.
These leaflets found inside tablet boxes remind me so much of the tissue paper techniques I love doing so much.
And paired with anything that showcases typography and I am happy as can be. Warning: these don’t always have the most flattering of words on them,
but then again does it really matter? Art is art… and its what you make of it right? Right!
Fast forward and here is the art journal page I created… something fun and meaningful for Easter.
step 1 – I selected Burst, Zest and Lush for my project.
These colours are perfect for some bunny fun and Easter – bright and light.
step 2 – Start by painting the leaflet left with orange (Burst) first in the middle section.
I did water down the paint slightly for a nice translucent effect.
step 3 – Then move onto painting the top of the leaflet with the Zest. Overlap the Burst slightly with the yellow to give you a seamless crossover
blending the two colours into each other. Again water down the paint slightly.
step 4 – Lastly paint the Lush (green) at the bottom of the leaflet again blending the colours into each other.
Leaf to dry completely or use your heat gun to heat set the paint.
step 5 – I used two leaflets to complete my art journaling page.
Use gel medium to adhere the leaflets to the page of your art journal.
TIP: I did not cut the leaflets shorter but rather trimmed the overhanging pieces down once the gel medium was dry.
step 6 – Once the gel medium was dry I started adding stamped images, a bunny cut out from patterned paper and ink splats.
step 7 – Stamped wording and stenciling using copper texture paste adds more interest.
I used my Chiswick letter stamp set to add the stamped wording.
Using an ink pad made for detailed stamps, you can even pick up the detail from the stamps on top of the textured background.
How gorgeous are those alphabet stamps? Perfect for art journaling titles and quotes.
If you are going away for the Easter weekend why not pop your art materials in a bag and create something beautiful and meaningful.
All you need is a few goodies from Chiswick and you can recycle and create at the same time!
I hope you are inspired…until next week! Live Creatively.
have you bought your Chiswick POP Paint and Stamps yet?
Then head to your nearest craft store for some retail therapy.