Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Art Journaling with Luminarte for Splash Of Color

I am on The Splash Of Color Blog today and as you can see, I have finally ventured into the world of Art Journaling. I LOVE quotes, I collect them from everywhere. So I decided instead of just putting them on one of my 12x12 layouts, I would place my collection on art journaling pages. I found an old book the perfect size, pulled out my silks and went to work!! It started with a YouTube video that caught my creative eye. The mixed media artist's name is Rachel, and she did a journaling page that I simply had to recreate. I had to give it a go and try my hand at Art Journaling. So this is the tutorial that inspired me. It is a piece called Life On Hold. And you can find Rachel on YouTube under the name, RachO11..She will inspire you with her work!!

 I prepared my journaling pages by gluing a few of the pages together to give them stability. Then I primed them with gesso. Once it was dry, I sprayed the pages with a very fine water mist, then painted on a layer of Luminarte Silks Glaze in African Jade. Then I stroked on some random streaks of Silks Pretty Peridot and blended it all in. Once it was dry, I used a mask of diamond shapes and blotted on some Silks Glaze in Bolovian Blue. I tore some book pages by hand in random shapes and cut out some hearts in different sizes and adhered it to the background pages using a type of decopauge medium. I used a charcoal pencil to outline the hearts and rubbed it in using my fingers untill it blended in softly.

 I used another mask of tiny circles and used the Silks in Nutmeg to go ove the pages in random spots. I placed some Washi Tape in different places and Used a faux stitch stamp on te pages as well. I used a toothbrush, dipped it into Silks Love Struck and splattered it over the pages. I printed the words on book pages, cut them out and adhered them to the pages. I painted around the works with Silks Emporors gold. I outlined the hearts as well. Once the page was dry, I brushed the Mod Podge over both pages to seal everything in.

Thank you for stopping by to take a peek. I think you will start seeing some more art journaling from m in the future!! I will be experimenting with other Splash Of Color medium in the near future.

And a special shout out to Rachel for allowing me to use her video as a total inspiration for me to create this piece of journaling art!!
And a very special shout out to Limor Webber and her Mixed Media Art Group...Cause ya'll started me on this new venture!!!
But the most special shout out goes to Splash Of Color for opening my scrapbooking world to COLOR!!!


  1. Beautiful pages Lisa and love the sentiment too! So great that you have started your art journalling...it's super! I must admit, that I haven't found the time for it yet...even though I love the idea of one! ;-)

  2. It is beautiful. I wish I had the time to go down that road.

  3. OH what beautiful art...AND thank you for sharing how you did this technique....I see so many awesome pages and have no idea how they are done. THE colors you chose are my colors bright and happy! Thanks


  4. This is so cool, Lisa! I haven't bit the bullet yet but am feeling inspired now!

  5. This is spectacular...I adore your techniques here. I can't wait to see more.


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