Hey Creatives! It’s a good day for a fairytale! Today Betz is sharing an art journal page with Dorthy from my Fairytale Collection.
Art journaling with Betz
I have been enjoying my art journal lately. It is a great spot to document my favorite quotes as well as trying out new techniques. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the Fairy Tale Collection by Rita Barakat. The Balloon Art Foamie stamp immediately came to my mind. Visions of Dorothy in the balloon leaving Kansas and arriving in the land of Oz floated through my head. I also love words and quotes. I enjoy finding the hidden (or not so hidden) meaning in them. The saying “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” gives hope for the future and has always wandered through my mind during difficult days. I also really like “Follow the Yellow Brick Road”. It was hard for me to choose between the two sayings, so I picked both!
To create this art journal page, I started off with a beautiful stencil from Art Anthology. I used modeling paste and dabbed three different colors on it. As that dried, I stamped the balloon Art Foamie on a separate piece of cardstock using Plaid Acrylic paint. The paint dried quickly and I was able to use a gel medium to attach it to my journal page. I had just opened a new package from Tonic Studios with a Nuvo product I had never tried. It was their version of Glossy Accents.
I have always enjoyed using Glossy Accents in my art journal and was excited to try them on this. I thought I could cover the entire thing with this new to me Nuvo Glossy Accents because balloons are shiny. It was super runny as I was applying it. I tried to spread out and to my alarm, it just kept going. I was concerned it would spread to the rest of my page, so I grabbed my Nuvo Dew Drops and outlined the balloon to contain my potential mess!! Thankfully it worked. It created enough of a border that the runny gloss stopped.
I was not happy with how it was looking, so I started to add different colors of Nuvo Dew Drops as highlights and outlines in the balloon. As that dried, I added a few lines of twine to the basket of the balloon to attach it and add some more interest to the page. I finished it off with Dorothy and my sentiment.
Though I had some struggles and I thought my page was ruined by experimenting with a new to me product I worked through it and saved it! Never let your “mistakes” stop you. Always keep going until the end. You might be even more pleased with the outcome had you not made the boo-boo.
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!
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