23 sierpnia 2016

Art Journaling on Sunny Meadows

Golden rays are playing on glossy pages of amazing spring issue of Art Journaling. Yes, this is the best companion for a picnic among high grass and wild flowers, where colours from the magazine are mingling into pastels of nature. Once again, thank you dear Stampington for an opportunity of being published in a such splendid magazine.

12 sierpnia 2016

Pastel Herbarium - Finnabair Creative Team

This time of year, when meadows and forests are filled with numerous species of herbs and wild flowers, I collect these treasures and keep them dried and pressed in thematical herbariums for winter days. This time I would like you to join me in a bit more creative way.
I started with sealing the page with a generous coat of Clear Gesso which is a perfect starter and doesn’t let any media soak through. This step also allows to keep visible the background underneath.
When the coat of Gesso was dry, I put a few blue Alchemy Paints in a horizontal manner.

Then I covered the blue background with White Gesso in a rather messy way, leaving some colours lurking under the white coat.
To increase the contrast, I added a drop of Black Gesso and pink acrylic paints. After such preparations I stamped horizontal patterns with black ink.

Then I glued down a poppy head chipboard and a vintage label below the plant.
To add a bit of dimension, I used 3D Gel which was put with a palette knife through a stencil.
To highlight the poppy head, I scribbled some circles and filled the plant with seeds in the shape of Black Micro Beads. Then to obtain a vintage effect, I added some tea stain drops and then covered the composition with Blue Mica Powders.

I hope that you will also find your inspiration among summer fauna and flora. Enjoy your holidays!

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