I had some fun this week creating this journal page that I will end up framing because I love it so much. Prints and prints on wood are available too!
I started with an 80lb journal page that I put Deco Art Media Gesso on.
Then I added Americaan Acrylic paint in Sea Breeze. I used a catalist tool.
I added an umber wash using burnt umber.
Using Media Matte Medium I cut strips of paper and made hearts and put them down. Making sure to have a nice heavy coat of matte medium to keep the edges down.
Added some shading with a charcoal pencil
Put down a dictionary page that I aged with walnut ink and then put down the words as well with Media Matte Medium. I also stamped with letter stamps the words faith, hope, love.
Using black and white Media Gesso and the pixelated stencil and another random dots stencil, I added some texture to the sides. I also used a white and black paint pen to go around the hearts and add additional designs to the piece. I also added just a little bit more charcoal shading.
I have a crazy obsession with hearts right now! I just love her! too cute!
Products Used: Deco Art Media, Matte medium, black and white Gesso, Americana Seabreeze. Deco Art Pixelated Stencil.
White and black paint pen, charcoal pencil, catalist tool, book pages and scrap paper, ephermera, 80lb journal page. Burnt umber acrylic paint. Letter stamps and archival ink stamp pad.
You can see all of the Deco Art Media line and great projects on the Deco Art Mixed Media Blog
Be inspired, create and know that you are loved!
Hugs and love!
OMG, what is it with hearts these days! I have the same obsession…I was thinking the same thing just yesterday! Staring at a background I did in my art journal, I was thinking, “I don’t want to do hearts again”…..but I did! Funny thing is when I was younger I didn’t like hearts so much, now I can’t get enough! Making up for lost time maybe! LOL
I love the strips of paper you use to make the hearts! And I always love the way you lay your sentiments on a strip of paper…highlighting it!
Thanks so much! completely obsessing over hearts! Hugs