Saturday, February 6, 2016

Art Journal Page - "Keep Moving Forward"

I learned two things while making this page; not to give up on a page and Dylusions Paints and acrylic glazing are not friends.

After I covered my page with paints, I added a black glaze. Ideally, I wanted it to catch on the modeling paste and grunge it up a bit. Well, it seemed to react strangely with the Dylusions Paints. The Lemon Zest turned this odd grey color. It seemed to me like the Glaze seeped into the paint and discolored it. Although, I only really noticed this reaction happen with the Lemon Zest, maybe because it is a lighter color. I might experiment with the orange and red Dylusions and see what happens.

I had a plan for this page and It really threw me off when this happened. I decided to walk away for awhile, because I was about to toss the whole page completely.

I didn't get re-inspired to work on it until about a month later. But, I am glad I didn't just throw it away because I ended up really liking it.

I also learned how delightful the Dylusions Paints and the Dina Wakley Media Paints are together. It's like they are made for each other.
Process Video for this Page:

Liquitex Light Modeling Paste:
Crafters Workshop Ronda Palazari Stencil “The Story”:
CraftersWorkshop Stencil “Love Post”:
Dylusions Paints:
Lemon Zest:
Squeezed Orange:
Bubblegum Pink:
Cut Grass:
London Blue:
Crushed Grape:
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic:
Blackberry Violet:
Americana Craft Paint Bahama Blue:
Dina Wakley Stamps “Woodcuts”:
Stamping with Archival ink in "Watering Can":
Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid:
Golden Heavy Body paint in Mars Black:
Golden Heavy Body Paint Introductory Set (good deal):
Crafters Workshop Stencil “Well-Rounded”:
Heather Kindt: Art Ambassador Stencil "Book Text":
Tim Holtz "Small Talk" stickers:
Shipping Tags:
Heidi Swapp Ink in Navy
Staz-On ink in Black:
Fude Ball 1.5mm Black Pen:
Items Used For (most) Every Project:
Dina Wakley Paint Brushes:
Ranger CraftMat Non-Stick Work Surface:
Black Watercolor Pencil:
Stabilo Marks-All Pencil:
Collage Pauge (from Amazon):
Collage Pauge (from Joann’s):
Plastic Palette Knives (from Amazon):
Plastic Palette Knives (from Joann’s):
Darice Heating Tool:
Golden Gesso:
Project Life Date Stamp:
Dina Wakley Gel Medium:
Black Staz-on:

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  1. Your final product looks great. I love everything about it. I'm having trouble finding the name of the stencil in your supply list that you used for "art helps me breathe." What is the name? I definitely need to get it. I think we have the same taste in stencils since I own all of the other stencils you used here.


    1. I completely missed putting this stencil on my supply list, so thank you for bringing this to my attention.

      It's called "book text" and the brand is Heather Kindt: Art Ambassador. I got it from Donna Downey's store but unfortunately I just checked and it's sold out. Here is the link to it tho:

      I checked Heather's Etsy shop and it looks like she's sold out of it currently, too. I couldn't find it anywhere else. Sorry :/

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    1. Thank you so much! It was a struggle, but I end up liking it. That's what counts, right?! Haha

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