So I decided to venture in this Art Journal thing, it seemed to be the natural path as I suck at card making and many things that I want to try don’t fit into my scrapbook albums, however, my struggle started on my first attempt. I love the distress inks and blending tool as much as I resist the brush but here I am… Trying. Leaning. Practicing.
After just half a page I had to get my distress inks and the blending tool, but I’ve tried.
Here is the thing, I can’t get the Gelatos thing right and I have tried, like, really hard. I can’t make myself like the result. Am I that addicted to distress ink?
When I saw the Gelatos I thought they were just perfect, the videos that I’ve watched make them look like so easy to use, so beautiful. The only thing I could master so far with Gelatos was how to make mud and a big mess. So in this first project, the cover of my journal, I had to start all over again, it seems that lately I can’t get it right at the first… So, at the second attempt I used the Gelatos on the top half of the page, then I just gave up and used the distress ink for the rest. Maybe I should just learn how to dance instead of blaming the floor.
If that wasn’t enough, here I am completely out of my comfort zone. Colour. Lots of it. Scary. But done!
Here is my first Art Journal project.
- Promarkers pens: Mediterranean, yellow Y657, cocktail pink R438, pink carnation M328, orchid V528, bluebell V127, Mauve.
- Brilliance pearlescent ink: Purple, orchid, lavender, sunflower, sky blue, mediterranean blue, ivy.
- Distress ink: Twisted citron, seedless preserves, picked raspberry.
- Archival ink: Black jet (By Ranger)
- Stamp sets: Swirls4words, list2write, boxes4abc (by TSOL). World of dreams, papillon potpourri (by Stampin’ Up!)
- Punches: Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch (by Stampin’ Up!)
- Gelatos: Baby blue, yellow, orange, pink, lilac.
- Gesso, mate medium and tissue paper.
Until next time, have a great day!
In Love & Gratitude,