Thursday, 12 January 2012

Colour wheel week: Art Journal

Another colour wheel day and complementary colours this time with  Gio and this beautiful Art Journal page. Look at all the details on there, how she did her journaling, the doodling on her sleeves and ring on her finger, the little heart on the camera lens... love it... 
What do you think? Have you tried Art Journaling yet?

 An AJ page, with a bit of scrapbooking (I used a picture of me of 2010 Halloween). I used the complementary colours: Purple, Green and Orange.
I glued some pieces of torn book pages to the page with Claudine Hellmuth Multi Mediums Matte.

When dry I covered the background with Claudine Hellmuth Gesso spreading it with an old credit card. This add some texture to the page.

Once this is dry, I drew the camera tracing out the same credit card, then I coloured the page with TH Distress Ink and TH Distress Stains. I sprayed with water, I blotted with a wipe and I dried everything with the heat gun.

I painted the camera with TH Distress Inks using a Zig BrusH2O Waterbrush. I add some details with a permanent black pen. I put the picture on the page and I traced out the silhouette with a pencil and then with TH Distress Ink black soot and the waterbrush. 
I stamped the background with Andy Skinner stamps: Antiques using distress ink and Emerald Archival ink.

I stamped the journal with Crafty Secrets: Artsy Alphabet stamp and TH Distress ink Dusty Concord

I glued the picture to the background and I doodled it with a white permanent marker. I pat lightly here and there with Versamark ink pad and I sprinkled some Cosmic Shimmer Blaze Embossing powder: raspberry violet and I melted it with the heat gun, to add more texture.
I glued to the bottom of the page some torn gessoed pieces of old book page.

Andy Skinner acrylic stamps: Antiques
Artcoe Blue bell spiral cartrige book: short edge A5 
Claudine Hellmuth Multi Mediums Matte
Claudine Hellmuth Gesso
Crafty Secrets: Artsy Alphabet 
TH Distress Inks Dusty Concord, Black Soot, Forest Moss
TH Distress Stains Wild Honey 
Archival Ink Emerald

Fantastic work, thank you Gio. 
See you tomorrow


  1. This page is just as pretty as you are Gio!

  2. Brilliant page & instructions. I love the idea of embellishing my clothing and giving myself fab jewellery LOL!

  3. What a gorgeous page (love the colours) and great to see a step-by-step guide on getting to the finished page. I definitely need to do some practicing! xx

  4. I have never tried art journalling, but this looks great! I love to doodle, why not kick it up a notch?

  5. j'aime vos couleurs et votre decontraction
    vous dites en anglais:fun and cool??

  6. It's very amazing and beautiful... I Love your page !!! Thanks a lot for this new lesson... I learn a lot with all of you.

  7. Fab page, I love it. I have bught a book to use for an Art Journal but haven't started yet! xx

  8. Does anyone know how often art journal prompts (like the first one, buildings) are going to be posted up please?

    1. Hi Dee,
      As I mentioned on this post, there will be another one in February... so very soon ;)
      Glad you like our challenges. How about entering the tag one in the meantime? (you can always add the tag to an AJ page afterwards ... ;))


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