Monday, January 18, 2016

Hello Friend Art Journal Spread with video tutorial

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Best Friends". There are lots of ways you can interpret this theme. Let's see what how you gonna interpret it.

But first a reminder! The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  DT call closes tomorrow (january 19th) at 9am EST. So if you want the change to join our amazing team, grab it now and maybe you'll be one of our new team mates!

It's been a while since I've worked in my art journal. There were many things, like holidays and birthdays where I had to make cards for, so I didn't had the time to get my art journal out. You have also followed the releases that were announced at CHA? One of the CHA hits from Tim Holtz are the Distress Crayons, which look really cool. I really want to have those! But because these aren't available yet, I grabbed my Gelatos instead and played with those. It's also been a while that I've used them. The coolest effect of Gelatos I find is the dripping.


First I provided the page with a layer of Gesso. I wanted to have some texture for underneath the Gelatos. I added the Embossing Paste with a doily stencil. To smoothly blend the Gelatos I use my fingers after I added the water. By keeping the page vertically it starts to dripp down and you get a very cool effect.

See the video for the whole process from start to finish.


To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Suzanne C said...

Wonderfully colorful journal pages! Lovely drips of color with all the beautiful texture underneath!

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful! Wonderful use of colour and texture. I have pinned them onto journal inspiration board because they are so inspiring to me! TFS Karen x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous art journal pages Sandra! the colours and techniques are awesome! I have an art journal that is sadly neglected. I will haver to get it out and give this a go :-)

Lols x x x

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

Sandra, thank you for your video!! I always love to see how people make their art journal spreads!
Hugs xx ZOey

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Totally gorgeous, Sandra! Love that drip effect! SO COOL!

Simon Say Stamp!

Susan Salyer said...

Such beautiful journal pages. I love the colors and textures

Grá O'Neill said...

Gorgeous! I soooo want those crayons too :)

Mimi said...

The texture here is the bomb. I did see those Distress crayons... so intriguing! But, girl: you rock those gelatos! Keep it up.

ßeulah ßee said...

I'm so glad I stopped by! To be honest, I gave up on Gelatos because they just didn't do it for me. But I plan to try this technique and perhaps I'll use them more. I especially like your subtraction method using the punchinella stencil and baby wipes.

And everytime I see you use the metro washi I SO want some! I just love the bold graphic quality it has.

Finally, I really like the idea of working on loose paper then mounting it into a binder. It can get rather awkward working inside a bound journal and your technique really makes a lot of sense!

Maura Hibbitts said...

So cool, Sandra! Love the bright colors, and that checkerboard pattern you keep using! Wonderful texture, and love how you use your washi. Hmm, have to get the gelatos out now!

Anna-Karin said...

This is stunning Sandra!! Love the bright colours and cool drips. The checkerboard pattern is perfect here too.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What fantastic drips you created! I really like how they pair with the neutrals in the background. I also thought it was brilliant of you to make the checkerboard pattern so subtle! Looks amazing!

Emma Williams said...

Gorgeous pages, full of texture and colour ~ just stunning, Sandra! Hugs... :)

Sandy said...

Oh one big wow!! Thanks for the video - it really helps me a lot. I know I have not been around for a while. And you are so advant guarde to me. If that is how you spell it. I never was that good at French. I love this journal page and your technique for creating it. And Sandra - I do so appreciate you coming by and visiting me and leaving some love!!
Sandy xx

Marjolein Wagener said...

I'm jealous. This is wonderful video. Hint Hint for my next birthday ;-) Or maybe we can make one together? See you soon....hugs, Marjolein

Barbara Schiassi said...

Love your video!!!! It's so fun to see how you've created this page of art journal! Fantastic technique with gelatos, i want to try! Barbarayaya