Monday, 29 January 2018

Don't Forget To Fly

Hello and Happy Creative Monday, Everyone!
Let's start the new week with a brilliant art journal spread from our lovely Tanyalee.
This is what I love about this form so much - absolute artistic freedom and a lot of fun in the creative process itself - when you watch Tanyalee's video below, you will surely see what I mean and feel inspired too. :)
Please enjoy today's post and don't wait to make some art with us this week!

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Hello there lovely artist friends. It’s Tanyalee here with a process video for an art journal spread I made using Finnabair’s new Paper Paste and Metallique Paints.
I enjoyed playing with the new texture paste, it actually dries like recycled paper and the paint reacts in a beautiful way.
I started with a layer of Heavy White Gesso to seal the page – I know not everyone likes this step, but its kind of like my security blanket, so if you follow along you can skip this step if you like.
Next I added some collage materials as layer one.
The next layer is a texture layer with Light Paste through a stencil called 'Harlequin'.
Once that is dry I added some colour with Impasto Paint (Jade) that I watered down and dripped onto the page.

After drying that all off with the heat tool I started working with the Paper Paste. I wanted to add it to the spread like texture paste and then add colour over the top to see how the paint reacted. And I wasn’t disappointed.
The paste dries like recycled paper and is very absorbent and the paints spread and blended beautifully. I used Impasto Paint (Jade), Mica Powder (Gold) and Metallique Paint (Frozen Berries).
My final step was to stamp onto tissue paper. I did this because I knew the texture wouldn’t allow the stamp to print properly. And the tissue paper pretty much disappears into the background.
I used one of the stamps from 'Don't Forget To Fly' set.

My finishing touch was to add some acrylic ink splatter because for me, no spread is finished without them. :)
Here's my video tutorial where you can see all the steps of how I made this art journal spread. Enjoy!


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you love the new products from Finnabair’s range as much as I do!

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Beth Perry said...

This is such a lovely page! All the elements are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing the process!

Gilly Welch said...

I always love watching you create TLee, the new paper paste definitely looks a good one to buy!

Sue Lelli said...

Thank you for the video! LOVE your technique and colors and pages! LOVED seeing the texture paste in action!

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