Hello, Everyone! Jenn here! Today I want to share my Emotions art journal layout with you.
Have you ever wanted to draw faces in your journal or other mixed media? If you have but you think your drawing skills won’t allow it you need to try these stencils! Rita Barakat designed them for this exact purpose.
To create journal layouts like this one, start by creating a background. Use a combination of inks, sprays, and acrylics with stamps and stencils. Random ink sprays and splatters, combined with stamps brought this background to life. Once you have a background use the face stencils wherever you want them on your page. Add color to eyes and lips using pens or colored pencils as I did. You can also incorporate embossing powders as I did with mine. I used the Art Foamies Heart Wing stamp and white chalk ink. Stamp on the page and sprinkle with an iridescent pink embossing powder. Heat set the embossing powder with a heat tool.
Here are some more views of my process. Thank you so much for viewing my post! I hope that you are inspired to grab some of these stamps and stencils and get inky and creative with your journal!
In this photo, you can see where I started with thinner black lines and then started writing the script around the hair lines.
Adding white dots with a gel pen to the hair strands added more interest. Also, add some stamping with the Fairy Garden Background Stamp. This does not have to be perfect! Art is whatever your imagination creates! Add touches of color using bright gel pens or colored pencils. I used a distress marker in a fleshy pink tone and traced around all of the face lines to add dimension.
Thanks Again For viewing My post Today! Until next time, Jenn
Hey hey sweet friends! Just a quick post today. Of course I wanted to give you something cool to look at. OK maybe it’s just me – I like looking at textures and colors, it makes me happy. Art is uncomplicated, you just do it – no thinking involved and something magical happens, that’s why I love it. Life – not so much. Life, people, business, decisions – it’s all complicated. Years ago when the kiddos were small I thought it was hard; I thought when they get older it will get easier… The circumstances change but I don’t think it’s easier, just different.
Color and texture, good stuff, easy. Today I spent the day curtailing my kids, taking notes and doing research for a speaking engagement I have coming up. No art today, but still good stuff- I am torn in many directions not only for time, but my attention and they are all good things; how do you choose?
I will using these backgrounds for some book marks, sorry no secrets being revealed today…I have to keep somethings under my hat! LOL
I am thinking of putting some in my Etsy shop. What do think? I need to get some more items in there. I hope to have an uncomplicated day today and I hope you have one too. I hope you enjoyed looking at texture and color as much as I do. Tomorrow I am posting a tutorial on how I did repainted my drawers (did you see my “where bloggers create” post below?) you won’t want to miss it!
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Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®, DCWV, The Crafters Workshop and freelances for a variety of manufacturers.
Hey friends! Today I am so excited to show you a class project I taught at The Crafty Scrapper a while back! I love this mini – do you know how hard it is to make something and not share it on your blog? I used all Faber Castell Design Memory Craft products and you will have to go to their blog if you want to know how I did it, but I will show you the pics! I will tell you that those Gelatos (hint!) are so versitile they really make crafting fun!
So how are you doing in your thankfulness challenge? It’s not to late to start! And I am giving away a $30.00 gift card! Hmm do I need to add some scrap goodies in there to get you all motivated? I will have to think about it. Meanwhile on the homefront Spencer is adjusting nicely to the family. He is very easy going and is doing great with the kids! We have alot to be thankful for, we have had alot of changes this year and somehow everything seems to be falling into place.
Artist, Illustrator, Mixed Media Artist, Educator and Designer.
From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find Rita's work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacturer websites and magazines. She is a freelance artist working with and licensing her art to a variety of manufacturers.