Friday, 14 March 2014

Creating Journaling by Linda Cain

Hi everyone! Linda Cain here again! I thought I'd take you through a Journal Page today using a bunch of  The Artistic Stamper's amazing stamps....sounds like a plan!
 I start with the large Dylusions Journal.  Here we're only doing one side. 
 I sprayed several colors of Dylusions sprays in a random pattern. Don't be concerned if there are a few areas not covered.

Next I added water with a spritzer bottle to a couple of areas using the masks. Let the water sit for a few seconds, and then blot with a kitchen towel roll. The pattern will show up where the water removes the color. Thank you Dylan for this great technique!

This shows the page after I add more color with Distress Inks. You can see the Picked Raspberry really brightened up the one area, Ripe Persimmon in the center, and Broken China and Peacock Feathers in the blue areas. This is how I fill the page with color.

I sprayed water into my hands and dropped it in large drops around the page. Then I tilted the page up and let the water run around.  Let it stand a moment, and blot with a paper towel.  
I also used a mask and black archival ink in the lower right area of the page.  
I used the Harlequin, Chickenwire, and Chevron background stamps with Honey Dew and Snowflake Fresco Paints to start the layering.
I'd decided to use 2 stamps as a focal point with CREATING and JOURNALING. I stamped the words using black archival ink, and added more stamps to form a frame around them.
I laid out the Moth and Butterflies on the page to see where I wanted them.  
Some people may want to stop here, but I like to fill it all in. It's all a matter of choice. It's YOUR page!

The black Ultra-Fine Point pen by Sharpie is used to highlight stamped areas as well as the Extra-Fine Point White Poster Paint Pen. I added Coffee Archival Ink to the Calligraphic Mat stamp to fill in spaces.
The Moth and Butterflies were stamped with Versafine Imperial Purple for a bit more color. Highlights were added to them, too.

The ART stamp and Dragonfly were stamped with archival inks, and the Bubbles and Splat Borders were stamped with paint. 

This shows how the fine black pen is used to highlight the previouslystamped and stencilled backgrounds. The Chevron stamp is used 3 times to add borders.
The final step is to add dots to the lettering and outlines to some of the stamps, and one last Flourish Border stamp to the side as filler.
That's it for today. If you have any questions, I'm glad to try to answer them. There's one more posting coming from me, so watch this space. And as always, let us know what you think!
Your Friend in ART,
The Artistic Stamper Stamps and Masks:
Border Stamps - Borders A5#2, Swirls, Splats and Dots A4
Background Stamps -  Chicken Wire Background A6, C349 Harlequin, Calligraphic Mat 9
Chevron Stamps - Chevron Elements
Words & Sayings Stamps - Journaling Words #5, Words Set "Collage"
Butterflies and Birds - Insects and Butterflies
Masks -  Chevron, Large Dots, Splats and Swirls
Katy Fox Stamps - Numerical plate size A5
Other Products :
Dylusions - Dyan's "perfect" Journal, Sprays - London Blue, Calypso Teal, Pure Sunshine, Fresh Lime, Bubblegum Pink
Ranger Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Broken China, Ripe Persimmon, Shabby Shutters, Peacock Feathers
Sharpie  - Sharpie White extra fine poster paint pen, Black Ultra-Fine tip pen
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints - Honey Dew, Snowflake
Ranger Archival Inks - Jet Black, Coffee
Versafine Ink - Imperial Purple


jac777 said...

Thanks Linda, fabulous :)

Weasel said...

Wow, this is stunning, love this page. Great job Linda!

froebelsternchen Susi said...


Helen said...

Stunning!!! Absolutely gorgeous colours and stamping.

I Must get out my Dylusions journal again and have a play with my sprays... hurry up weekend!

fluffmum said...

Wow this is stunning xx

rachel said...

beautiful pages and thanks for sharing - there's some new ideas there I can try xx

Astrid Maclean said...

This is fabulous Linda! Great background and I love how you used the stamps!!

Lori said...

Fabulous page! Love all the colors and the stamping...wonderful!

Sue C said...

Gorgeous page Linda! Beautiful colours and stunning composition. Sue C x

craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous Linda! xxx

Corrie Herriman said...

Wow ! wonderful colours !
Corrie x

butterfly said...

Oh, just magic!! This really makes me want to go and play... it's just going to have to wait until tomorrow now, but wow, what an inspirational finale to a great month, Linda, and a great step by step too, thank you.
Alison xx

Redanne said...

Your page is glorious! I love the vibrancy of the colours next to the black stamping and the pops of white, all absolutely wonderful. I feel inspired to get out that set of butterfly stamps and use them now!

vinita jain said...

I totally inspired by your fabulous technique! Wonderful color combo.

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

Linda, this is really a great page !