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Thursday, April 19, 2012

STENCILS AND SPRAYS IN YOUR ART JOURNAL

For those just starting out on an art journal here is a very simple, but effective technique in helping you get past the "white page" syndrome and lay down some texture.

9 comments:

pooky said...

Cool, cool, cool!! Tfs! Have a great weekend:)

jaine the basement gal. said...

Thanks for sharing this Coleen it was really interesting and just confirmed to me that I have to get myself some of those Dylusions sprays :) You have a good weekend too and I hope Spring has finally arrived.

Dawn said...

I really am looking forward to seeing this journal develop what a wonderful subject matter to journal about ;0) Dxx

Coleen said...

Isn't it though....it's got me thinking.

Coleen said...

Thanks for stopping by Jaine. I like the sprays and especially those with mica dust. Did you know you can make your own? Go to my Pinterest site and look under the mixed-media board for recipes to make it. DIY Recipes might be another spot that would interest you:

https://pinterest.com/coleenfranks/

Coleen said...

Thanks, Bev. You too.

Sharon said...

Beautiful, Coleen! I love the mica dust, reinkers and water sprays that I make. So many colors to choose from and then you can mix up your own experimental colors. ") I have not used the heavier paper journals yet and really like they way you are doing this. I started a study in the Psalms last summer while on summer break from my BSF (Bible Study Fellowship classes..which is an internationals by the way). I plan on continuing it this summer. Now I am inspired to get a white page book and do some stenciling before I start! Thanks so much for sharing!

Coleen said...

So happy that inspired you Sharon. There's so much in the Bible we can journal on that could occupy us the rest of our lives.

Elizabeth said...

Hey Coleen! Nice to meet you! I love working with stencils and sprays and gesso and more sprays! Do you know of the blog of Artist Roben Marie Smith?? She has a ton of very fun and cool video's posted on Vimeo. Here is a link to her blog- I think that you will enjoy her style! http://www.robenmarie.com/
I would love to have you stop by blog sometime- Leave me a comment so I know you have popped by!! I LOVE comments!! I would love to explore the Ukraine - what a fascinating place to live, for a time!!

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