Saturday, August 22, 2015

An Art Journal Page for Off The Rails Scrapbooking

Hi everyone,

I'm back today to share a page on my art journal :)

I will usually carry my art journal with me during the weekend. Doodling is my past time while waiting for my boy to finish his class. So I thought I share the process.

Many of us have seen pretty art journal pages online. Some would start asking, did they just doodle with the pen and everything just turns out so perfect? Well, I'm not sure about others, but for me I always start off with a pencil and eraser :)

Here are some photos to show the creation process.

Started with the centre focus; the word BELIEVE

Then I added the peacock inspired patterns to the bottom of the word.

And I start beautifying the word by adding some leaves, hearts and swirls around it.

Once I've achieve the look I want, I will go over it with waterproof, smudge proof pigment ink pens. 
Here I have used 2 types of thickness a 0.3 and 0.5

Once we have lined everything, it's time to fill the images with colors! 
I wanted the word BELIEVE to look like wooden block letters, hence I have used the distress markers in the picture to create the effect.

For the leaves, I have used the Faber Castell water colour pencils to give them a soft touch.
Take a close look on the photo below, see how I have created a gradual effect by just coloring the bottom portion. 
With a water brush, I will push the colors upwards giving me a very natural gradient.

I'm using the same technique on the swirly hearts but this time instead of filling the bottom with colors, I do it from the top half.  

When I'm done with the images, I distress the bottom of the word with 2 colors,  Distress Ink in Broken China and Squeezed Lemonade. 
The final step will be to distress the edge around the page to emphasize and focus on the centre area.

So here's the completed page again. 
Simple and fun crafting to keep the creative mind alive!

Thank you for visiting my blog.


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