I love looking at all the journalling pages that I see on blogs
- not because I’m nosey and like to read the entries (although that’s true too!), but to see the beautiful backgrounds and vibrant colours.
When I saw Kate Crane’s new DVD called ‘Art Journaling’ advertised
I decided to buy it even though I’ve no intention of starting to journal, but to learn some of the wonderful background techniques.
I loved the DVDs and Kate’s relaxed style and would thoroughly recommend them - but be warned, you may then want to invest in some of the paints and dyes she uses too - namely Dylusions from Art from the Heart, unless of course you've already got them.
So, once I’d stocked up (now dreading the credit card bill!!) I decided to have a play and get messy!
I used a sheet of A4 thick cardstock and tried a few of the techniques on both sides of the card. I was so pleased with the results and especially like the mantra Kate uses over and over that there are no mistakes in art!
I cut the painted card into strips and made a couple of simple cards using the Alice stamp from The Octopode Factory. I stamped the image onto book pages (of an old Alice in Wonderland book I bought in a charity shop) and also cut a few lines from it too and edged them with black watercolour pencil.
She's quite a scary looking Alice and I think she looks good in
contrast to the colourful background.
As it's rainy and overcast today I may well dip into
some more of the colourful paints and see what happens!
Thanks for looking x