Nathalie with you today to show you a few of the prompts from the Junque Journal challenge for week 4. I have been having fun with the prompts, and I am loving how a few of Vicki’s products can be transformed into amazing backgrounds. So, let’s get started:
CIRCLES… who doesn’t love circles! For this prompt, I used the Circle die and stamp set to emboss ( with white emboss powder)a few circles on a watercolor insert. The same stamp was used to create a few black stamped circles.
I used a combination of fuchsia and purple art crayon to add some color to each circle, making sure to add some shadows and contours to some of the circles.
Once the background dried, I went ahead and used the starburst circle stamp and the ink wheels to add a few more circles to the page. Love the color and composition of this entry!
STAMPING THROUGH A STENCIL… This entry was created using the butterfly stencil two ways. First, I used a pen to trace the butterflies onto some scrap cardstock and cut the shapes so that I could use it at a mask in the page.
Next, I used some washi tape to secure the stencil to one of the printed mixed media inserts. Using a few shades of blue art crayon and the small script stamp -from one of Vicki’s Stamp and Die sets- I added some stamped images to the paper through the empty spaces of the stencil. A bit of extra pressure was used, as I wanted to make sure the stamp will reach the paper.
Once I removed the washi tape and stencil, I used the fussy cut images to cover the recently stamped butterflies. Using the stencil brush and a yellow art crayon, I added the color to the background without changing the color inside the stamped butterflies. This was fun to create!
BLACK BASE… I have had this idea for the prompt since I read it in the list and was so excited to create it. First, I covered one of the Kraft insert with black acrylic paint using a brayer.
To create the script impression, I used the white art crayon, stencil brush and script stencil. The soft impression gives the look of writing on a blackboard.
Next, I added the floral gold impression by using the flower stencil and some gold glaze. The small butterfly sticker was also colored with some of the gold glaze.
Super loving how this page turned out.
DECOUPAGE… Now this is probably one of my favorite pages for the week. It all stated when I used some matte acrylic gel to glue pieces of Tim Holtz printed tissue. A thin layer of the gel was then applied to the entire page, and set aside to dry,
I added lots of layers of art crayon to create a soft rainbow look to the entire page. Then used the black crayon and stencil brush to add a soft shadow around the page. I used a baby wipe to take away some of the art crayon through the flower stencil, and finally used the stencil brush and a Heidi Swapp stencil to add some details to the page. LOVE how this turned out!
Just love how easy these were to put together, and the following video will show you a more-in-depth look of how some of the pages were created.
Remember you can contact me if you have questions on how these came together. Remember to check all of Vicki’s amazing goodies and come join us in the community group on Facebook.
Kraft, printed mixed media, watercolor and mixed media inserts for the Junque Journal
Gold and rose gold glaze
Matte Acrylic gel
Waterbrushes, watercolor brushes, mister
Art Crayon – warm, cool and neutral set
Stencil – flower stencil,
Circle Stamp set