Time fly’s when you’re lazing around palm tree ladened patio’s. I rushed home from Maui early Tuesday morning to brilliant winter weather and Lynette’s monthly Art Journal Class. BTW, have you noticed how slow it is at airports these days?
When you attend a class, your awesome instructor will always supply the products they’ve used for their design. The paint, gesso, glitter and stencils, it’s all included at absolutely no extra charge! But here are the basics to bring to every class: paper towels, wet wipes, heat gun, blending tool, sponges, assortment of brushes, mechanical pencil, scissor, gesso, texture paste, cat, apron, favourite paint colours and a water spray bottle. That’s right! I will soon know who actually reads this stuff, LOL.
Notice the plethora of aqua accouterments. I like to be able to splash it around liberally on my artful creations. Your instructor will not mind at all if you personalize your art, in fact, it’s expected and encouraged. Our inspiration this week was gorgeous ! Thanks Lynette for another fun class.
Art Journal Layout by Lynette S for The Urban Scrapbook
Here’s mine, so far………
The snowflakes were made using the same Tim Holtz dies, I also used his snowflake stencil on the background.
After adding a layer of snowflakes, the journal pages were gessoed. Next, it was paint play time! The background is created with several of my favourite colours of Tim Holtz Distress paint, mushed around (that’s an art term, ha) with fingers and water to keep it moving. Then play, chit-chat, play……easy-breezy-cheesy-louisey. Righty-O, a few stencils to bring in some shape and contrast. Are you a ‘rule breaker‘ ? Excellent! Because there aren’t any rules!
Free printable from Kelly’s Korner
I love each and every class. The techniques we learn, will help you find your own voice along the way. With that in mind, here’s something yours truly designed to celebrate LOVE !
I used my Hazel & Ruby Stencil Masks to create the quote then molding paste thru a stencil to create the flourished texture. We have so many stencils at the store, the possibilities are truly endless. The butterflies were initially stamped with Finnabair Art Stamps and then painted with, of course, aqua.
I added multiple layers of paint, both acrylic and water-colour. Then washi tape, petite roses, doodling, Stickles and Prills here there and everywhere until I was happy with the whole beautiful mess.
I’ll have it at The Urban Scrapbook until Valentine’s Day, if you want to get up close and personal. Until I see you again, “Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” Salvador Dali
I so appreciate your visit,
For The Urban Scrapbook