Wednesday, August 08, 2007

It's a Blog Party!!!!


I was invited by Kari (aka artsymama) to join her blogger party today, in celebration of Artful Blogging magazine and to generally celebrate artful bloggers everywhere. Kari suggested that we post a technique or tutorial if possible - or any kind of artful inspiration. I didn't have time to pull together a step by step photo tutorial, so instead, I'm featuring a few pages from my one of my art journals, along with some tips for creating quick easy journal backgrounds...

Visit Kari's blog to join the party!!!



Backgrounds...
Experimenting with background techniques is a great way to get the creative juices flowing. One thing will lead to another, and before you know it you’ve filled page after page with color and texture. A few you you might try...

Apply ink pads directly to pages, creating blocks of color. Use 3-5 colors and overlap them in spots. Paint a light glaze over the top with Lumiere paints or any translucent glaze.

Scribble circles or lines or lines with watercolor pencils. Add water to make the color move. Then add a light glaze of Lumiere paint in a translucent color (same as above.) — or add some embossing ink and a translucent embossing powder over the entire surface.

Mask off sections of a journal page with removable tape. Stipple chalk inks. Move masks and layouer colors. Add pattern or word stamps in a contrasting color to create texture.

Scribble or doodle shapes onto a page with colored pencils. Fill in with regular crayons. Add embossing ink and a translucent embossing powder, which will melt the crayons and blend all of the colors together.

Mask off sections of a journal page with removable tape. Use re-inkersi nspray bottles to apply color. Move masks to layer. spots of Krylon pen for some shimmer.

Mix artist's cement with reinkers and paint a thick coat onto a page. Coat a large, not-too-detailed stamp with embossing ink and stamp into the paste. Sprinkle with glitter & let dry.

Take a kids set of plastic magnetic letters and numbers and toss them onto a page. Spritz around them with watered down acrylics in a spray bottle. When dry, remove letters.

10 comments:

jennalee said...

Thanks for all the great techniques, you are so artful.

BethieJ said...

WOW what beautiful papers! I am going to safe these and give them a try!

Beth
http://bethiejs.blogspot.com/

Lina said...

Definetely going to try the crayon technique, thanks for sharing it!!

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Miss*Laurence said...

Lots of cool ideas! Loved the letter spraying , you could use anything washable for that, great!

Alison Gibbs said...

This is great. Thanks for the tutorial

Fiona said...

So many great ideas to try. Thanks for sharing.

iHanna said...

great advices, I'm gonna try the spray bottle first! :-)

have a great day!

Jeanne said...

This is great. I am going to print out your background ideas and hang them by my art table so that I can try some of these techniques. I am always looking for new ways to create backgrounds. Thanks so much!

Amy P said...

I'm still trying to get around to all the parties! Better late than never eh? Anyway, great ideas, this would be great for when you have an urge but no idea where to start :)

EvAn said...

1000000000 woooooooooooow
amazing work
keep going