Sunday, December 10, 2017

Icy Inspiration

          I have an Art Journal page to share with you today. This weeks Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Icy Inspiration. Click HERE to join in and find lots of inspiration. I love working in my Art Journal and decided it had been way too long, this theme also sounded perfect to me.

          For this project I used multiple stencils along with shimmer sprays, dimensional paste and textured paste. All of the pigmented items are from Shimmerz. They are the perfect brand for me, because as in their name....all of their products have lots of shimmer :).

          I used my journal with black paper in it and started out by covering the pages with White Gesso. When that was dry, I sprayed the the pages with Shimmerz Vibez Spray in Frost Blue and Snow Storm. (when I am creating in my art journal with sprays / pastes I always put a used mailing envelope in between or under the pages, it protects with the bubble wrap in it and saves some mess from the other pages, along with recycling)

Next I started the scene with Echo Park Christmas Night stencil and Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Sea U in the Mornin' on the top, and on the bottom the MFT hills and drifts stencil with Shimmerz Texturez in Gritty Graphite. Then another layer of both of the Vibez sprays I used before....and let dry overnight.

Then came the pine trees. They were created with Echo Park Pine Tree stencil and Shimmerz Texturez in Teal Me No Lies. then another coat of both the blue and white sprays. they did cover the trees a little so I had to dab them. This made them not quite so perfect looking as right after the stencil, which I preffered. I also added Teal Texturez under the pine trees and around the hills and drifts lines. I sprayed quite a bit again so I had to let it dry overnight again.

          I added snow with some Prima Snowflake Paste next. First I used The Crafters Workshop Mini Microbial stencil on the right and top left page, then I added some with a palette knife to hills, drifts and trees.

          I liked it how it was here, but being a cardmaker for so long, I felt like it needed word(s). I wasn't sure what would show up the best so I tried white glitter cardstock and regular cardstock. Sprayed both with Shimmerz Frost Blue Vibez and decided the regular cardstock was best.

          I felt that PEACE described this winter countryside scene, and that was the finishing touch. I diecut those out of the sprayed paper with Altenews Calligraphy die set.

          I hope you like my wintery scene. I like it enough I wish I would have done it on a canvas, but I guess I could always transfer it. As always, it looks so much better and has much more Shimmer in person. I have a camera that I am just getting used to, so hopefully in the future all of the photos will be much better. Thank you for stopping bye. -Jodi

1 comment:

  1. Such a pretty art journal page, love the gorgeous shinny background. It looks amazing. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra


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