Hi everyone! It’s Shari here, back with my Art Journal Feature for April… no foolin!!
I had so much fun playing with the Gel Press yesterday and had another idea. As I was playing I noticed that I could add and remove paint from the Gel Press using my brayer. So the wheels were turning thinking that I could add color in small areas and layer them up creating a distress painted background for my art journal.
I love how my background turned out. I also used the Mini Brocade stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop with Wendy Vecchi’s Violet Archival ink. I didn’t want to clutter up my page and hide the background too much, so I wend with a Typography look using the Tim Holtz Alphas Transparency Tiles, Lace die cut and title. To finish things up, I added Hydrangeas which were die cut from painted paper.
Using black for my title with Alpha tiles and lace border really pop against the background. My last finishing touch was to add Black Enamel Accents to the centers of the flowers. Viloa!
I have filmed the entire process which you can view in the video below, or watch on our YouTube channel HERE.
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