Recently I've become more and more drawn to art journaling. Don't get me wrong, I still very much enjoy scrapbooking and cardmaking, but working on an art journal page brings me so much pleasure. It's my creative playground.
Very often I include mixed media elements on my pages. I play and experiment, and feel that the creative process means so much more for me than the outcome.
This is a page I finished recently. I started with creating texture on the background with texture paste and a stencil. Once dry I misted the page with water and sprinkled blue and yellow bister on the page. The interesting thing about working with bister is that you cannot completely (and sometimes at all!) control the process and the flow of colours. Watching the colours take their own paths is almost meditative :)
After drying the background I stamped more pattern with Visible Image 'Ripped Fishnet' stamp. As inks I used yellow and brown Archival.
The sentiments were stamped using VI 'Imagine Dream Inspire' stamp, and the yellow hearts were die-cut using my new 'Heartfelt' Sizzix/Tim Holtz die.
White dots are punched with a standard office punch, and the little chipboard grids in the two corners were some leftover pieces I had on my crafting table.
I'm really happy how this turned out!
For more information on the stamp set I used please click on the picture below:
Wishing you a wonderful day,