October 14, 2016

Gelato Mixed Media Art Journal Page

Hey!

I saw this phrase the other day on google+ that said, "Mother Nature Sees You". As soon as I read that it struck a chord, and I just had to put that in my art journal! (Yes, I am a spiritual person, and fully believe the phrase.)
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So, this bright journal page came into being; revolving around that phrase. I've seen a ton of fall themed tags and cards on pinterest lately. (Pinterest!) I've noticed a good bit of leaves on those creations weren't the traditional fall colors and I love that! I love that it's outside the box. Plus, there are quite a few challenges right now that are fall/autumn themed, and it was just a fun page to put together working with a theme that was very doable for me.

I got down and dirty with mostly gelatos. It's been a while since I played with gelatos and they are just sooo fun for me to work with. Why dont I work with them more? I dont know...

The journal page is deff mixed media style. Included on the page is gelatos, texture paste, dylusions spray ink, a script stamp, two types of distress ink, two Tim Holtz stencils, and white acrylic paint. The spray ink seeped through the page down through the spine. I'm a little bummed about that because it seeped into pages that were already complete. wth?

As for the leaves, (my fave part!) I drew one leaf on a manila file folder and used it as a template. If you don't know what a template is, it means I drew one leaf, cut it out, and traced around it over and over so I didn't have to hand draw a bunch of leaves.  If you have a die cutting machine use that.

All of the leaves were traced onto a manila file folder. I am dead set on using the supplies I have right now instead of buying more. No card stock was in my house, but I do have a pack of file folders and gesso! SCORE!  The side that has gesso on it is the side I colored with gelatos. I love the bright creamy colors these give. Oh, and everything was sealed with gel medium because most of the products are water activated.

Back to the using what you have topic, all of the leaves I saw on cards were colored with distress inks, which I do have, but I don't have the bright colors I wanted to go with. I do have bright gelatos though! And if I didn't have gelatos, I certainly do have craft paint or colored pencils.

Use what you have peeps! It'll get very expensive, very fast otherwise. If you are new to certain things like colored pencils, water color pencils, etc., you can buy them at walmart and give it a go. Crayola makes decent pencils fyi. I've even see youtube artists do cheap art supply challenges with crayola! If you aren't fascinated with it, or you aren't loving it, then you spent less than $5.00 instead of $50.00

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 I'm so grateful you stopped by to see my creation. Thank you! XO

I'd love to play along and enter this journal page into the following challenges:



20 comments:

  1. Beautiful background and the vibrant leaves make a statement against it

    Love Chrissie xx

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  2. What a fabulous and vibrant journal page Melissa and I love all the elements you used.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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    1. Hi Carol! Love the name "inkyfingers" lol
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Gorgeous vibrant art journal page! Love your textured background! Thank you so much for joining in our 'An Autumn Day' challenge at Anything But Cute and for joining us at Stamps and Stencils this month! Branka DT

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  4. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our October challenge at More Mixed Media – hope to see you again soon x

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  5. What a pretty background and I love your brightly colored leaves. Thank you for joining our Autumn Day challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs, Autumn

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  6. love you background, I've never used gelatos. Thanks for sharing it with Creative Artiste challenge Janet Dt x

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    1. Hi sweetpea! If water-soluble is your thing you gotta give em a go!

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  7. Lovely journal page. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

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    1. Linda, you never fail to stop over here when I enter into the Craft Stamper Challenges. Thank you!

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  8. So vibrant and beautiful! What a lovely way to capture the leaves falling and your template is awesome sauce! I used templates as well. Hehe! Less expensive than a die. Gelatos look like fun and the gorgeous colors are awesome sauce! I can see why you like the sentiment as well.

    Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute for our "Autumn Day" challenge! Hugz ~Niki DT

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    1. lol @ awesome sauce! I'm sooo adding that to my vocab. Thanks for the love!

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    2. One word: LOVE!! I love the phrase and the colors. Makes me think of a sunny Fall day. I also love how you use what you have. I too am on a buying freeze (although I may have to buy one more thing, Gelatos!).

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    3. lol! You can resist the urge to buy more supplies! I get so stuck in these youtube videos, and think I need all of the exact same supplies the creator is using. It can be fun to try and swap in/out different supplies. It sometimes sets your piece in a whole different direction. Thanks for stopping by Tish, and thanks taking time to comment!

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  9. Very pretty and simple layout.
    Thanx for joining us at Happy Little Stampers -mixed media challenge
    Hugs
    Seemaa

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