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Art Journal Adventures - A Reference to Time (Process)


Video link: https://youtu.be/hEwQYS6Ld4o

Below are the products I've used to create this art journal entry:

  • Distress Oxides 



Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Cracked Pistachio
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Cracked Pistachio


from: Joggles.com, Inc

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Walnut Stain

from: Joggles.com, Inc


  Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Fired Brick
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Fired Brick

from: Joggles.com, Inc

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Vintage Photo

from: Joggles.com, Inc



  • Non-stick Craft Mat

Inkssentials NonStick Craft Sheet
Inkssentials NonStick Craft Sheet

from: Joggles.com, Inc





  • Empty Misting/Spray Bottle

Ranger Inkssentials Empty Spray Bottle
Ranger Inkssentials Empty Spray Bottle

from: Joggles.com, Inc





  • Paper


Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad 9" x 12" [342-9]

from: Joggles.com, Inc





  • Heat Tool

Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool

from: Joggles.com, Inc


















Golden Acrylic Gesso
Golden Acrylic Gesso

from: Blick Art Materials





Golden Absorbent Ground
Golden Absorbent Ground

from: Blick Art Materials





03422-1006 - Princeton Catalyst Wedges and Contours
03422-1006 - Princeton Catalyst Wedges and Contours

from: Blick Art Materials

















20702-2003 - Sakura Pigma Micron Pen
20702-2003 - Sakura Pigma Micron Pen

from: Blick Art Materials


.03 Micron Pigma Pen - Black
.03 Micron Pigma Pen - Black

from: Joggles.com, Inc

Idea-ology by Tim Holtz - [TH92831] Timepieces
Idea-ology by Tim Holtz - [TH92831] Timepieces

from: Joggles.com, Inc





Sewing Awl
Sewing Awl

from: Blick Art Materials








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Art Journal Adventures | Initial Text Layer

Here is the process video:


Here are the supplies I used in the video:

Andy Skinner - Alphabet Spaghetti - http://amzn.to/2ncrNB7


Liquitex Modeling Paste - http://amzn.to/2ntYhnx



Golden Acrylics - Absorbent Ground - http://amzn.to/2nGwnEi



Brusho Crystal Colours Set of 12 - http://amzn.to/2mQvLhu



Brusho Crystal Colours Set of 24 - http://amzn.to/2mQAdwS

 

Fine Misting Spray Bottle - http://amzn.to/2numOc3



Pentel Arts Aquash Water Brush - http://amzn.to/2n1ACgD



Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons - Set #1 - http://amzn.to/2n1EAWk


Tim Holtz Stencils Set - #51 to #53 - Industrial, Gears and Plus - 3 Item Bundle - http://amzn.to/2nu9zby

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Art Journal Adventures | Week 2 | Exploring Texture

Here is a detailed rundown of my YouTube video for Art Journal Adventures: Exploring Texture. Here's a link to Joggles.com's blog where you too can follow along and get creative with me. Joggles.com Blog.

  • Gessoing page 



  • Dry gesso 


  • Add washi tape 

    • I’m not sure how I’ll bind the final art journal, so I’m giving myself a margin, so when I do bind the journal, I won’t mess up any artwork. 
    • Jane Davenport ‘Palette’ washi tape set – thickest one in the bunch


      • A Teflon bone folder, this one in particular, slides over surfaces when burnishing and folding paper very well 

  • Mask off the washi tape 

  • Stamping the face 

    • Stamp the face outline separately from the eyes and nose 
    • Grab an acrylic block, any large (or small) enough to fit the stamp 
    • Clean stamps with a towel or baby wipe 

  • Adding Texture Paste 

    • Use a palate knife to get texture paste out of jar and spread/smear onto page in a windblown-esque hair shape 
    • Liquitex Modeling Paste
    • Use a heat tool to set the modeling paste surface (becasue art waits for no one, least of all the artist) 

  • Mask the face 

    • Using some Post-It Tape create a mask so the spray ink won’t get on the face 
    • As you can see it didn’t work, but this shouldn’t stop you from trying 

    • Heat set the spray ink 

  • Wispy Hair & Tar gel 

    • I wanted to create wispy tendrils of iridescent hair so I used a mixture of: 






    • Mix the Tar Gel, Iridescent Medium & Polymer Medium together till you have a nice drizzly consistency 
      • Use the Polymer Medium to thin the consistency and not water because water can mess-up the integrity/adhesion of the mixture. 
    • Drizzle to your heart’s content. 

  • Spray with water 

    • After the iridescent hair has dried spray, drip and dab water on the piece to get the desired spotted, speckled and watery look. 
    • Tools used: 

  • White & Gold Paint 

    • I already had some white and gold paint in Fineline bottles laying around from a project months earlier. I decided to add these as hair tendrils as well. 
    • The Fineline bottles come in 2 gauges of tips: 18 gauge & 20 gauge
 
    • The white paint, because the spray inks I chose are water reactive even after they're dry, became tinted with the color ink it was over.

  • Bandanna 

    • I wasn’t really happy with the way the top of the head turned out. A bandanna of sorts seemed to solve the problem. 
    • 1st I created a template out of some leftover Post-It Tape. 
    • Cut out the final bandanna from an awesome cosmic/galaxy printed Mylar gift bag from Daiso

  • Finishing the face 

    • As alluded to earlier, the face mask didn’t work; blue ink seeped under the mask leaving the face blue in most areas. 
    • To even out the blue hue and make the face more face like, I colored the face with: 
  • Adding more texture 
      • Apply with a palate knife and texturize with a comb or contour tool 

  • Viola and now she’s complete 



Thanks for stopping by and see you soon.

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Journal52 | Week 1 | Portal

Journal 52 | Week 1 | Portal

Thinking about a portal reminds me of a few things.

One I think of the fissure from Dr. Who; the crack in the wall: 


Two is on the classic PC game Myst. The narrator says:
I realized, the moment I fell into the fissure, that the Book would not be destroyed as I had planned. It continued falling into that starry expanse, of which I had only a fleeting glimpse. I have tried to speculate where it might have landed—I must admit, however, such conjecture is futile. Still, the question of whose hands might one day hold my Myst Book are unsettling to me. I know my apprehensions might never be allayed, and so I close, realizing that perhaps the ending has not yet been written.
This quote has stuck with me through the years and pops into my head now-and-again.
Third a portal remind me of Science Fiction, outer space and the cosmos. I used this to inspire an ethereal look.


For the portal itself, I used a pointillist technique, imagining each point was a star or far-away galaxy.

Here is my Week 1 journal entry for Portal:
For more info about Journal52 please visit: Journal52.com.

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Thanks for reading & happy creating!

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