Please join me in welcoming Bobbi Smith to the Art Girl team!
I have followed her for years and LOVE her work and her journal page made me squeal!
It is absolutely stunning!
Thank you Bobbi for sharing your amazing art journal page and inspiring us to go play!
Hi everyone, Bobbi here with you today! I've got a fun journal spread to share. I love spending time in my art journal. It's where I like to try out new techniques, new color combinations and new styles.
To start with I used the 6x8 Inky Art Journal.
I applied a thin layer of white gesso to my journal pages and let air dry. I die cut a large butterfly using manila cardstock and a Tim Holtz Layered Butterfly die. I wanted my butterfly to have movement when you opened the page. I folded my butterfly in half and secured it to the page using tissue tape.
I decided to work with a very neutral pallet. I applied Pumice Stone Distress Paint to both pages and butterfly using a baby wipe to move around the color. Then to add a bit of pattern I used my Latticework Tim Holtz stencil and some Hickory Smoke Distress Paint.
I wanted to soften the area that was going to be stamped with the phrase so I applied a little wash of white gesso and dried with heat tool. Then stamped the Yvonne Blair Designs Stamp "Delight In The Beauty" with black archival ink.
Delight In The Beauty
Next I stamped a few different sizes of Yvonne Blair Design leaves with black archival ink onto vintage dictionary paper. I cut out several of the leaves and adhered to my journal spread with multi medium matte. I softened the text in the leaves with a little white gesso wash. Then applied color to the leaves with a little water down Peeled Paint Distress Paint and dried with my heat tool.
So, I thought it needed a little dimensional texture. I applied some transparent matte texture paste using the Latticework and Wildflowers Tim Holtz stencils. After my texture paste had thoroughly dried I added some splatters using some watered-down Picked Raspberry, Black Soot Distress Paints and white gesso. I also added a few drips of Picked Raspberry Distress Paint on the right-hand side of my butterfly wing.
I wanted to really pull the texture out so, I added some Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Crayons...smudging them as I applied. To finish off my journal spread, I added some Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs here and there.
A few close ups.