Sunday, July 17, 2016

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I'm back again to my crafty blog after a few years...w00t! This time, I'm dabbling with art journalling. What a fun way to experiment with various tools and techniques and thinking ink creatively ;)

Here's my most recent one which I'll enter into Scrapbook Boutique's July challenge; in fact, it draws heavily on the mood board particularly with the use of grids, quotes and colours.

My piece is in mixed media:

  • watercolour (Kuretake)
  • pigment ink - Versafine black...results are always crisp even with fine details
  • dye ink - Stampin Up Rose Red, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Not Quite Navy
  • Dylusions paint - White Linen
  • cour pencils (Derwent Academy)
  • white Uniball Signo pen
All stamps are from various Tim Holtz sets except for 'enjoy little things' which is by Kaisercraft.

This was so much fun to create. Here are a couple of closeups:


8 comments:

  1. I love, love, love this. I can instantly see your inspiration from our moodboard and I just love the final result. Wonderful to have you join us at Scrapbook Boutique. We hope you'll play along again.
    Louise xo

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    1. Thanks, Louise!
      I loved, loved, loved creating this. It was a great way to use a lot of my TH stamps, especially the quotes. I certainly hope to keep playing :)

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  2. Super take on the mood board and a great project! Love the colours, the quotes and the images you have collected here - thanks so much for sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique Malyn!

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    1. Thanks Ann. The mood board was inspirational...couldn't resist playing along :)

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  3. So glad to see you back and what a great start, art journalling is so outta my league, I just love the colour scheme you chose, the whole page is wonderful! So happy you could share it with us at Scrapbook Boutique!

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    1. Hi! Thanks for the kind words. I used to think art journalling wasn't for me but in fact, it is such a fun way to experiment with different techniques and tools and media. The mood board helped inspire the colour scheme - one of my fave combos - so really just had to play. :)

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  4. How great to be back crafting again Malyn and what a start! Love your art journalling-such a fun way to play with lots of goodies and get your hand back in so to speak. Hope we'll continue to see your work over at Scrapbook Boutique each month.

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  5. What a great way to come back - with a fantastic art journal page. Love it. Thanks for playing along at Scrapbook Boutique :)

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