Monday, August 31, 2015

Art Journal Week: Day 2

Hello! Yesterday I shared the cover of my August 2015 art journal, and today I will share the first two spreads in it.

The first two pages were made using gelatos, paint, a Prima stencil, and molding paste. The stamps are by Stampotique and I stamped them on tissue paper with Staz On ink, cut them out, and added them to the pages. I also used stamps for the lettering and crackle effect, Tim Holtz tissue paper, and Pitt Big Brush markers to add some coloring and details. The white marker I used to write with is by Sharpie.

The second spread above has the lyrics to "The Logical Song" by Roger Hodgson of Supertramp (you can listen to it HERE).  I used BoBunny paper on both sides to represent the two parts of the song - the "Enchanted Garden" collection on the first page and the "Pop Quiz" collection on the second page. I used Crafter's Workshop stencils for the trees, large numbers on the 2nd page, and the black dots. I tore up papers and pasted them on, and then added gelatos on top for color.

Well, I hope you guys enjoyed the first to pages. Come back the rest of this week for more of the art journal.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Art journal week! Day 1

Hi guys, this coming week, I'll be sharing my August 2015 art journal. I completed all the layouts this month, so the title for the journal was a no-brainer :) There are 14 two-page spreads in the journal, so I will post 2 a day. So I hope you stop by this week to check out the inside of the album!

I used an old "Storybook" by Fancy Pants. I tore out a few pages and glued some together so it wouldn't get too bulky since the spine was designed for something small and flat.

Mixed Media Art Journal cover by Ilene Tell

To create the cover, I dug up some old Thickers that had fallen off the sheets and were waiting to be trashed, and tore off the sticky backs (since they had gotten dusty and dirty). I glued the thickers down with gel medium and then gave the whole cover a couple coats of gesso. I then prayed it with BoBunny gold and bronze mists and a couple other colors, and then went over it with metallic gelatos.

To make the title stand out, I painted the word "August" and the date "2015" with gesso again, and then painted over that with gold paint. I also added an old Maya Road chipboard word "imagination" and painted that with some gelatos just on top, so it would stand out a little bit from the rest of the cover (but not as much as the main title).

Mixed Media Art Journal cover detail by Ilene Tell

Here's how the album looks inside... stay tuned for a look inside coming all this week :)

And here's the back of the album - it's hard to catch on camera how beautiful the gold and bronze really look. There's some shimmery blue there as well.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Mixed media canvas

Today I'm sharing a mixed media painting called "Time Flies". It's a 6x8 canvas panel.

Paint, PITT Big brush markers, BoBunny jewels, BoBunny foil rub ons, BoBunny "Penny Emporium" collection (papers and layered chipboard), BoBunny "Romance" stamp, BoBunny stencils, glossy accents, sharpie pen

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Happy news :)

Just wanted to mention that I'm staying on the BoBunny DT for another fabulous year... which means a lot more BoBunny projects coming from me, using their gorgeous collection and mixed media supplies. Yay! Here's the announcement.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

New Cards!

Hello, today I have three new cards to share, so let's get started. I drew the images for these cards myself, first with pencil, and then traced the images with an ink marker and then erased the pencil lines before coloring them in. All three of the papers were cut out using the BoBunny "Lattice Frame" die.

The first card is drawn on smooth Bristol paper, which is perfect for colored pencils. I use Prismacolor pencils. The collection I used was BoBunny's "Juliet" for the papers, die cuts, letter stickers, and buttons. As always, I also decorated the inside of the card. The flower is a BoBunny daisy.

The second card is also done on smooth Bristol paper and colored with pencils. I used the "Juliet" collection for the paper, sentiment sticker, cardstock sticker, and the little banners. The cut out on the side is the BoBunny "Elegant Border" die, and I added little BoBunny pearls to the inside of the banners. I made the little dots around the edge with the chocolate Pearlescents.

The third card is done on watercolor paper and colored in with watercolors. Here, I used BoBunny jewels and the "Sweet Life" collection.

I hope you liked my cards! It's actually a lot of fun to draw and color your own images and adds an even more special touch to the card - they're truly one of a kind :)