If you have been reading my blog over the last month or so, you will have seen that I have been having some fun learning and experimenting with Faber-Castell gelatos. I started out with a pack of blues at the beginning of the year. Next, I got a pack of reds. Then I found an amazing starter kit of 10 at Michaels which came with a handy-dandy technique guide and 5x7 multi-surfaced swatch pages in it. It is safe to say that I am hooked on them. I have now gotten my hands on even more colours and I am creating a quote Art Journal, trying out various techniques, on the swatch pages.
I turned the canvas journal page into this....
Supplies: canvas journal page and gelatos (Faber-Castell), gesso and molding paste (Golden), damask stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), stamp (The Art Warehouse/Limited Edition), ink and Multi Media Gel (Ranger), Inktense watercolour pencil crayons (Derwent), fleur de lis image (K for Jesus), font (Viner Hand ITC), pen (CTMH)
I gessoed the background and coloured it with gelatos. Next, I used the damask stencil with molding paste and carried the colour onto it once dry. Then I stamped the diamonds on and did an image transfer for the very first time. (That is such a cool technique. I can see doing that some more.) I coloured the image a bit with watercolour pencil crayons and then gessoed the right side before image transferring the Serenity prayer. Lastly, I went over the text with a very fine tip pen to make it darker so it would stand out more.
I used A Mixed Media Color Challenge #5 colour palette.
These are my favourite colour families so it was a natural fit for this journal page. You should see the other splendid creations by others in this challenge. Love the diversity of projects and media used. Talk about inspiration!