Monday, January 7, 2013

Art Journal page: Fly

I don't normally post my art journal pages individually, but I really like the one I finished today and wanted to share it.

I took a few in-progress shots, and I'll briefly explain what I did. I started with a gessoed page and glued down some random paper scraps. Over this I sprayed some Dylusions spray ink over a stencil as well as a piece of paper with some large circles punched out.

Later, I sprayed some water on the ink and with a very inexpensive paintbrush (it's actually for house painting) I took a small amount of gesso and lightly painted over the page from top to bottom, intentionally smearing the colors.

Then I just added the rest. The large butterfly was made with my Cuttlebug. After it was embossed, I colored the embossed part with a silver Sharpie. The medium butterflies are from a punch. I think it's a Martha Stewart punch, but I don't own it, so I'm not sure. They were given to me several years ago. The tiny butterflies are from a small punch that I've had for years that I think came from the Dollar Tree. The letters are scrapbooking stickers that I've had for years; I'm not sure what company they're from. The flower stems and leaves are from two different Close to My Heart stamp sets. The flowers are made with several different punches, with the large circles punched from a paper where I had been playing around with a little kid watercolor set. There's also some random rub-on bits here and there. It's hard to tell from the picture, but I outlined most everything with a white gel pen.

I didn't really have much of a plan when I started, but I love how it turned out!


  1. I couldn't find your follow widget so I could join your site but I found you through AJED and like your washes.

  2. I love the blended background. Very beautiful! Because of the different sizes of your looks like there is a large wave of them flying across your page! Lovely!

  3. Great page-love the color washes and the circle flowers are so sweet!

  4. Such a lovely page, very gentle & delicate. Your pieced flowers are very cute.