Thursday, August 7, 2014

Art Journal Pages

I really wish I had more time to play in my art journal pages.  These pages were done at the last couple of art journal nights at The Art House Studio.

I'm not sure if this is finished yet, so I'll leave it for awhile before I decide.  The photo doesn't do it justice, but I love the texture on this page.  I spread molding paste through a stencil.  I then sprayed the page with various spray inks. I didn't like it at that point, so I covered it with gesso...repeated the process...and still didn't like it...back to the gesso...and repeated it again.  Closer this time to something I liked.  Washi tape...splashes of gelatos and more inks...more gelatoes...stop!  I kind of like it now.

Karen at The Art House Studio showed me the new Steampunk Gelatoes.  Before she could finish her sentence I had them open and started using them.  They were a perfect match for some scrap papers I had with me that night and a brayer-off page from some Gelli plate play .  Gelatoes...stencils...Pitt markers...scrap paper...I was in a VERY happy place!

This page is a bit of a departure from my usual colour palette, but I actually like the way it turned out.  It started out as a page with some stencil prints on it.  I added more stencil work...stamps...Washi tape...Gelatos.  I like that there is some light space (I still struggle with leaving white space, so I'm good with even "light" space on my page).


 Really trying for white space again.  I've been playing a lot with my stencils and this page was no different.  Layers of stencils and stamps (love my Finnabair doily stamp).  I don't write on my pages too much (for me the act of creating the page allows my to think about what I'm feeling more so than struggling with what to write).  I asked the other ladies at art journal night to shout out a word to me...and empower was the first word shouted.  So empower it was...

I hope you enjoy these pages!


  1. love your page visiting from art journal hop have a great weekend

  2. Love your work Julie! I'm following you now! :)

  3. My favorite is the bright colored one with the diamond patterns! Gorgeous!