I am working on a couple of art journal spreads so I thought I would upload photos to show the process as I work on it.  UPDATE: FINISHED!

art journal spread finnabair tissue and stencils

I am using additional pages for my large Dylusions journal.  These come in a pack with buff, kraft and black pages and some tape to fix them into your journal.  I wanted to work on them separately before I affixed them to the journal.  These first two pages have been gessoed and then I used some of Finnabair’s Flutter tissue paper, selecting the parts of the design I wanted to use in the journal, and stuck them down with Distress Collage paste.

Then I used Paper Texture Paste with a Tim Holtz Cogs stencil on the first spread.  Here’s a close up of what the paper paste looks like when it is dry – it really is awesome stuff!

 

art journal spread finnabair tissue and stencils

I applied some of Finnabair’s Liquid Acrylics in Violet and Magenta, spraying it with water and letting it run down the page.

This is another page that I let sit for a while until it told me what it wanted to be.  Turns out it wanted to be this…

the beauty of becoming art journal spread

Here are some close ups

the beauty of becoming art journal spread

Left hand page with many tattered butterflies cut from Prima papers.

the beauty of becoming art journal spread

Right hand page with Prima diecut mini butterflies (Sizzix/Prima Winged Beauties die), Prima Princess stamp, and Shutter die from Waffle Flower.  Window sill made from leftovers and sentiment from Finnabair.

the beauty of becoming art journal spread

Prima Princess coloured with Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers and Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils.

the beauty of becoming art journal spread

PROJECT RECIPE:
White Gesso
Finnabair tissue paper – Flutter
Distress Collage Medium
Tim Holtz cogs stencil
Paper Texture Paste
Liquid Acrylics – magenta, violet,
Dylusions journal and extra pages pack
Tim Holtz Tattered Butterfly die
Sizzix/Prima Winged Beauties die
Waffle Flower A2 Window Shutters die
Prima Princess Stamp Z
Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers
Faber-Castell Polychromos
Black pen
Finnabair Sentiments stickers
Distress Archival Ink – Vintage Photo
Finnabair Stamps
Black and White paint splatters

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