Monday, February 24, 2014

She Flies

Hello!  This is RobinRedd, aka Rockin Redd Robin!   
I’m here today to share the first page in my new Art Journal.  I’m using the large Dylusions Creative Journal.  Up until now, I’ve been hesitant to art journal in an actual art journal.  I think because I was afraid of ruining a perfectly good art journal.  Absolute CRAZY thinking!  I had been art journaling on loose water color paper.  Loose meaning from a tablet of paper, not in a book.

I finally bit the bullet and journalled right into  a book!  And let me tell you, I LOVE this book!  As I’m completing pages, it just feels so good to hold and to flip through the few pages I’ve already completed.

With this page, I started my stamping these images onto tissue paper with a black Staz-on Stamp pad so the ink doesn’t bleed when it comes in contact with anything fluid.  –Set aside.
**Stamps used:

I will not be using any gesso as a base for any of my pages in this book because I contacted a person from Dyan Reaverly’s (Dylusions) camp and asked if she used gesso when she used this book and she did not.  When I use watercolor paper or sometimes I’ll art journal on LARGE shipping tags, I will use gesso.
To start his page, I simply took the covers off of a few different colors of Distress Stamp Pads and took them directly to the paper and smeared it around, one color at a time.  I started with Antique Linen Distress pad, covering the entire page.  I topped that with Shabby Shutters Distress Pad, then I  inked the edges and corners with the Tea Dye Distress Stamp Pad.
To get the white spots on the page, I simply drizzled plain water on the page.  I took a paper towel and DABBED it up.  I didn’t wipe it because I wanted the water to remove the ink in dots, not smears.  Then I took some watered down brown acrylic paint and splattered it across the paper. 
At this point I sprayed the page with workable fixative.  Otherwise, if I were to apply a wet medium over it, the colors will bleed.
I cut off some body parts of a girl in a magazine and with the stamped images from the tissue paper, I created a ‘new’ girl by layering all parts and adhering them to the page with Liquitex Matte Medium.
I painted these chipboard pieces from Gina’s Design’s with watercolor pencils and Distress stain, 
adhered them on with CTMH’s Liquid Glass.

I finished the page with some doodle journaling using Scarlet Lime’s black journal pen.

Here is the completed page!  Hopefully, you can use one of these simple ideas on your next creation!
Thanks for coming by!  I’ll see you in a couple of weeks.