Monday, October 10, 2016

Explore 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 Exploring the world.

It's been some time since I've made an art journal spread, so I dusted off my art journal and made one for this challenge. I started with a scrap piece of the Materialize Paper Pack and a new sheet. I adhered it together and cut it to the right size. After that I applied a layer of Gesso.


When the Gesso was dry I made a collage with the Expedition Ephemera Pack. After it was all adhered I colored the background with Distress Stain using mini sprayers. Because I used  Collage Medium in some places it resisted the Stains. I dabbed off the resisting Stain with a wipe.


With some Distress Crayons I made some definition. Because the Stains couldn't soak in in some places , I picked it up with my finger while rubbing in the Crayons which gave it just a very beautiful subtle effect in combination with Crayons.



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!
You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Lorraine A said...

Fabulous journal pages Sandra, the colours and details are all gorgeous! LOVE it :-)

Lols x x x

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful journal pages, Sandra. The colors and collaged embellishments are fabulous. :)

Macarena said...

Lovely! The dark multicolor background is stunning, I love how the blue and green blended together on a vintage paper. Love the shadows made with Crayons. Hugs, Marzena

Catherine said...

I love your journal pages, Sandra! The colors are amazing! You're a master at the perfect backgrounds. They are never overdone which is something I struggle with at times. I love everything about this!

Cathie ♥

Stephanie said...

Absolutely gorgeous art journaling pages, Sandra! Your backgrounds are phenomenal!

Simon Says Stamp!

Nikki Acton said...

Fabulous Sandra - just in awe of your wonderful depth and tone! I am not great at collage - but you have nailed this!!! Thanks for the welcome as guest this month - I feel honoured to be here. Nikki xx

Seth said...

Fantastic pages. Love the colors and composition.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is such a great page layout! And I am amazed at how you achieved so many layers of depth. This reminded me of a beautiful well-loved travel notebook crammed full of meaningful mementos. Gorgeous!

Maura said...

Cool pages, Sandra! I especially like the brilliant blue with the "explore" and the bit of red across from it on the tag! Beautiful layering of the ephemera. hugs, Maura

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous journal page how you created your ephemera collage and of course your video is my "sit down with a cuppa" guilty pleasure time...have a great weekend...hugs kath xxx

Emma Williams said...

Fabulous journal pages, Sandra and so much detail and beautiful texture ~ it's just wonderful and as always, it's a pleasure to watch your video to see the creative process! Hugs :)

Barbara said...

Your video is fabulous!!! love love love to see how you create your project! This pages are fantastic, I adore every detail! barbara

Kleri said...

I love the colors and the general feel of the page!Absolutely beautiful!Thank you for sharing!
Kleri xx