Wednesday, 12 April 2017

' My Sanity ' by Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone,

Just sharing a recent fun Art Journal page of mine that featured on the Artified Blog.

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My turn up on the Artified Blog with a fun and colourful (tongue in cheek) Art Journal page.

Featuring loads of awesome Artified goodies including Tim Holtz layering stencils, distress paints, prima watercolour confection pans and a gorgeous Stampotique unicorn stamp.



Here are just some of the wonderful products used to create my Art Journal page, follow on for the step by step tutorial.



Step 1 - Using Dina Wakely heavy body white paint paint/glue old book paper and medical gauze to your page to add texture and depth.




Step 2 - while you are waiting on your page to dry, stamp your unicorn onto smooth watercolour paper with archival ink and colour with your prima watercolours using a paint brush. Fussy cut your unicorn out. I also drew a couple of bears to ride the unicorn in keeping with my funny saying and coloured them as well. 


Step 3 - Add some more texture to your page with modelling paste and your Tim Holtz Layering stencils. 





Step 4 - Once your paste has dried, using the side of a ruler ( i added black indian ink to the side of the ruler) and spritz my page with water in the middle, then pressed my ruler to the page to create black lines 


Step 5 - Add some circles to your page using stamps, toilet rolls, plastic lids etc and ink, start colouring the larger circles with watercolours or distress paint. Then start colouring your page using distress paint and water colours spritzing with water when needed.



Step 6 - Add some visual interest by gluing some colourful strips of paper. and then using a baby wipe over the top of a stencil to take away colour from your page.

Another chance to add some stamping !



Step 7 - Last steps - Add a large grungy circle in the middle of your page with a ink nib pen and Indian ink so that your unicorn can sit inside it and you can add your quote around the circle. 



Here are some close ups !!






Here are some links to the products in the Artified Store:






Unicorn by Magda Polakow







Well that's it from me today!!

Hope you have enjoyed seeing my Art Journal come together :-) 


Elisa xx







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