Sunday, 11 November 2012
Day 11 My Attitude of Gratitude Journal
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Here on this blog I am going to share how I made the page for today's prompt on Things I've learned.
Today's art challenge was to 'use the Vaseline resist technique on your page today'.
I used a piece of watercolour paper for this but I'm sure it will work on other types of paper. I spread the vaseline through the stencil. Once you've put the first bit on the stencil stays anchored to the paper while you do the rest which is really useful.
I put some colours of acrylic paint on the glass plate - I used the paint from some paint dabbers and added some water to make it easier to brush onto the paper. And then left it to air dry.
I had put rather too much paint on the plate so I took another piece of paper and swished it in the paint.
I wiped away the vaseline with a paper towel. In this photo I have wiped the leaves on the bottom right of the page. I hope you can see how clean the image is in comparison with the vaseline on the left.
I added some stamped leaves using Archival Ink.
I stamped a couple of birdies. I'm not sure why I chose those ~ other than they fitted the space! And added a little bit of black pen to the outline of the leaves in the bottom right corner. I did think about outlining all the leaves but decided not to.
I added my journaling around the edges.
I haven't decided whether this page is totally finished. But that's the great thing about art journaling ~ you can always come back and play some more.