two page layouts

Emotions Journal Layout

EmotionsArtJournalJennDuBellwww.ritabarakat.com

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.

These stencils are sold in a set In Rita’s Etsy Store here.

For this layout, I used the Sweet Sisters Flower stencil.

I also used The following stamps by Rita Barakat


Fairy Garden Background Stamp
Art Foamies Heart Wing

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.

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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

A two page out!

Hey sweet bloggers what is going on?
It’s been a while since I shares a layout so I figured why not a 2 pager!
Here’s a layout of my little ones (they grow up so fast!) – I had a lot of fun playing
with textures and paper (DCWV of course).

 I added lots of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft 
 gesso on top of pattern paper and drywall tape seems to be a staple
in my work these days. I don’t know why I just like those small circles!

Lots of layers, twine and charms.
 The title is a chipboard piece I altered with Gellatos, PITT Artist Pens and gel medium.
DCWV papers used from 
The Homeroom Stack, The Basics Stack,Dear Jane Stack, 
Violet Leaf Stack, Craft & White Tag Stack

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Love Birds, two page layouts!

Hey hey it’s Friday and I am keeping up with the BLOG!

Woo hooo!
So what do we have here?

I have been so busy with this fabulous new team! These are a few of my first layouts for  Momenta! I have a ton of stuff under wraps that I can’t share yet but I will share what I can! 🙂 Here is the journal up close!

A little close up…Aren’t those birds so super cute!!!??

Well in checking over my blog I see that a few days ago I don’t know what I was thinking when I posted “Summer, it’s a beautiful thing”. The pic was average at best so I must revisit this issue and post these pics…

Another two page layout. (Click on them to see them bigger, much better)

Close ups (which in my delirium I did not post before)
So there you have it! Momenta, pretty cute papers!
Gotta love it, have a wonderful weekend!
Oh I almost forgot! Don’t forget you can still win GCD papers by making a project with masking on it and leaving me a link in the comments!

AND check back on Monday for a chance to win something else!!!!!!