Art Journal Share & Blog Hop News–prizes to be won!

Just popping in to share my latest art journal page and to give you details on a blog hop that I’m playing in this week.

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The design teams for Darkroom Door and Art Journey are combining for one huge blog hop! The teams for each company swapped stamps and you get to see the results of our creative playtime.  Both companies are giving away prize packs so make sure you check out each of the blogs on the hop to enter!

The hop started Monday with the Darkroom Door blog being the first stop.  Don’t forget to pop back here on Friday to see my project!

And now to my art journal share –

(c) Robyn Wood - Life is Better

Have you seen the newest set of Gelato colours? They have a steampunk theme and are a lovely set of warm browns and a divine purple.  They came in an order from LuLu Art yesterday and I couldn’t wait to play with them!

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This page came together really quickly – some smudges of Gelatos, Tim Holtz rubons & stencilling with Dina Wakley paint and then the page was ready for stamping. I used Darkroom Door stamp sets – Paint Splats, Enjoy the Ride & Discover.

I love the imagery on this page – my eldest son is a cyclist so there is a variety of bicycles living in our garage.

A Summer Adventure

a project by Robyn Wood, Purple Salt, www.purplesalt.net

I live in the Southern Hemisphere, in what is usually a sunny Australian city but it has turned blustery and cold this week – Winter is here at last! Winter Solstice draws near, my to warmer temperatures as I created this cute birdie page for you.  My page features lots of lovely texture, found words and a birdie or two.

You can find full details of my project and links to the YouTube video I created on the LuLu Art blog.  Come check it out here.

Do you Instagram? My feed is a constant source of inspiration and peek into the lives and habits of others. Whenever it is freezing here, I can visit with my Insta friends enjoying a sunny day or a yummy dinner when I’m just getting up. My whippet dog Zed even has Insta friends! I love watching the adventures of our international doggy friends – makes me realise that whippets are such an amazing breed. I found one the other day that does a form of parkour!

Come check out my Instagram feed here.  I’d also love it if you found me on Facebook – you can find my blog page at http://www.facebook.com/PurpleSaltCr8 and LuLu Art also has a friends group here.  Pop in and say hello!

Sun Printing with Lumi Inkodye

Lumi sun printed pouch by Robyn Wood, Purple Salt, www.purplesalt.net

Hello! This week I’m sharing a project on the Inspiration Lane blog which uses Lumi Inkodye inks.

As you can probably gather from my Gelli printed and stamped projects I’m a bit fascinated by different printing techniques.  Lumi have developed a product that uses the power of sunlight to create a printed image – so many possibilities!

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Anyway, come check out my project on the blog – I have a bunch of pictures to show you the steps.  I’d love to see what you create so please leave a comment below or post a pic to my Facebook page.

I thought I would show you my practice piece as well – I used some magenta ink and painted a taped off rectangle of heavy calico and used a paint encrusted stencil for the shadow. The paint gave the stencil a useful opaqueness!

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Note to self – lock the dog off the deck before printing. My whippet was very curious and shifted the stencil a little with his nose!

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If you look you can see how the stencil is lifted a little from the fabric surface, it gave the final print a slightly diffuse look on that side.

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My finished fabric piece. The bottom of this image is where the stencil had moved a little – I rather like the blurry shapes. I’ll use this piece to make another pouch once I dust of my sewing machine.

 

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Scrap Around the World – May Challenge

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Darkroom Door is sponsoring the Scrap Around the World challenge blog for this month and I’ve created a layout to play along. If you aren’t familiar with this challenge blog – check it out! Each month an inspirational mood board image is posted and either layouts, canvases or art journal pages can be created to participate.  The month of May is birthday month and there are a huge number of sponsors giving away fantastic prizes!  Here is the mood board image for May –

May Celebration Moodboard

I took some inspiration from the clean white space and the soft pinks.  The journaling is a little small but the story behind my page is about a special celebration held for the older women in our Church last year.  The Mothers’ Union group turned 75 and the younger women of the parish got together to prepare food and decorations and ‘served’ the older ladies a beautiful high tea.  However, it was a bittersweet day as the group was soon to close due to lack of members.

– Select a sheet of patterned paper which has a neutral pattern and tear around the edges so that it can be layered onto a 12 x 12 sheet of pink cardstock.

– Use some Gesso to ‘ink’ the Darkroom Door French Script background stamp and stamp over parts of the patterned paper. Allow to dry. Clean your stamp immediately!

– Spritz paper with Pretty Pink Mister Huey’s spray.  Sponge over parts of the sprayed areas with Tattered Rose Distress ink. This will make the gesso stamped areas pop out.

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– Make a small rip in the top, left corner. Sponge the rip and all around the torn edges of the paper as well as parts to the pink cardstock with Fired Brick & Tattered Rose Distress inks.

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– Stamp two of just the flower heads from one of the stamps in the Darkroom Door Full Bloom Vol 1 set. Colour with Copics and spritz with a little Shine Mister Huey’s spray for a bit of shimmer. Trim out the flower head.

– Layer one flower head with a paper doyley behind the ripped part of the patterned paper. Add a paper doyley under the paper in the bottom, left corner. Affix patterned paper to pink cardstock base layer.

– Stamp collage image from Darkroom Door Art De Fleur Vol 1 set and colour with Copics. Tear around flower heads and sponge edges with Tattered Rose Distress Ink.

– Group photos over another two paper doyleys, coloured flower head and torn part of Art De Fleur image and affix.

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– Print journaling onto vellum and affix.

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– Trim a few words from the Darkroom Door Kimono Wordstrips and affix along the side of one of the photos.

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– Stamp Darkroom Door Birthday Wordblock stamp in black and trim out the word ‘Celebrate’ and affix.

– Scatter some rhinestones and pearls over the page and you are done!

Robyn Wood - Australia

Supplies Used:

  • Darkroom Door Full Bloom Vol 1 stamp set
  • Darkroom Art De Fleur Vol 1 stamp set
  • Darkroom Door French Script Background stamp
  • Darkroom Door Birthday Wordblock stamp
  • Darkroom Door Kimono Wordstrips
  • Gesso
  • Mister Huey’s Color Mist – Pretty Pink, Shine
  • Ranger Distress Ink – Tattered Rose, Fired Brick
  • Ranger Blending Tool
  • Momento Ink – Tuxedo Black
  • Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black
  • Copic Blending Cardstock
  • Copic markers R81, R83, R85, YG07, Y04
  • Paper doyley, rhinestones & pearls
  • Pink Bazzill, Studio Calico, vellum

Let me know if you are playing along with the Scrap Around the World challenge – I’d love to go and have a peek!  If you would like to see layouts from the other Darkroom Door girls, check out this post.

Art Journal Every Day – A Challenge to Use Just 10 Supplies

(c) Robyn Wood - Flourish

One of my favourite mixed media artists is Julie Fei-Fan Balzer – I love her style and fearless use of colour and images within her work. Julie’s branded stencils with A Crafters Workshop is growing and I particularly love the newly released collection. Recently Julie is doing a series of blog posts on using a limited number of supplies and I was inspired to create this page.

Supplies List:

1. Journal – my Strathmore Mixed Media journal can take everything I through at it, especially really wet media.

2. Liquitex Modelling Paste – a staple for my mixed media play. It can add texture but also adds a different surface to a page allowing me to carve into the wet or dry paste for more texture.

3. Liquitex Matt Gel Medium – the best ‘glue’ for adding collage elements to an art journal page. The matt finish means there is less chance of seeing where the glue went down.

4. Stencil – love the versatility and instant pattern that stencils give to a page. In my book, you can never have enough stencils!

5. Faber-Castell Gelatos – my ‘go to’ supply for bursts of colour.

6. Darkroom Door stamps – what can I say, I love them! The brand has so many different options available in backgrounds, text and image stamps that I can always find one (or more) to suit the project I have in mind.

7. Ranger Archival inks – the best ink for stamping, sponging and adding some grunge to an art journal page as they are totally waterproof.

8. Black Posca Pen – these pens come in a range of nib sizes and colours and perfect for going over bumpy mixed media projects.

9. Dictionary Pages – these pages came from an old French dictionary and I use English ones as well. I have a couple of different ones around with different text sizes & fonts and pages in different states of aging.

10. Tissue Paper – perfect to stamp onto and then add to the project. Saves that nail biting moment of being sure you stamp clearly onto a textured page!

I was extremely excited to see that Julie has included my page in our round up this week! You can check it out here.

Do you art journal every day? I’d love to see a link to your blog if you have one to share with me in the comments!

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