Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Just Collage It!

I am really super excited to share my projects with you guys today! Cath over at the Moxie Fab World just posted the most beautiful Tuesday Trigger inspiration. It took all but 3 minutes for me to jump right in and start playing. So it's a little dash of extra specialness because I created an art journal page AND a card to match.

I used 4 different texture and background techniques that I learned in my Donna Downey class. The base of the background is a collage of pretty patterned papers.

Are these perfect summer colors or what? I want to eat it with some ice cream. So I covered the page with random pretty paper bits, then created an additional 'collage' with washi tapes. Then there are a lot of layers of white, teal, and pink acrylic paint.

This little picture above shows every layer on the page. There are gesso-ed diamonds, newsprint stamps, teal paint applied with bubble wrap, yellow paint applied with cardboard, India ink, washi, paper, and word veneer.

Paper - Basic Grey "Soleil", Studio Calico "Everyday Eclectic", My Mind's Eye "Up and Away", Dear Lizzy "Neapolitan".  Stamps - Unity Stamp Co "Classified Newsprint", "Quiet Essence". Paints - various acrylic paints in white, yellow, teal, pink, India ink from Speedball. Inks: Memento "Teal Zeal", Distress Ink "Spun Sugar" and "Mustard Seed". Liquitex gesso, Mod Podge. Washi tapes from Recollections and Freckled Fawn. Wood Veneers from Basic Grey.

Now here's a matching card, still inspired by the collage Trigger, and using a lot of the same products...

I layered a lot of papers from My Mind's Eye "Up and Away" collection, which came in my Simon Says Stamp card kit (my favorite kit yet!). I used more Basic Grey wood veneers and kept them natural to off-set the super busy background. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp "Exchanging Friends" set.

Thanks for joining me today :) I always feel a little more vulnerable sharing art pages than cards. I appreciate all the support you guys give! Happy Hump Day!

<3 Rachel w k
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  1. What a totally perfect use of the Trigger! NICE!

  2. Very beautiful, that notebook! Beautiful colors and great technique!

  3. Great mixed media approach. I especially like the journal, but both of these are terrific takes on the Trigger.

  4. Love this - I wish I could do collage - it doesn't come naturally to me!

  5. Wow they are both so gorgeous. I really love the colors on the notebook too!

  6. Such lovely layering on the journal page and your matching card is fresh and pretty with fun dimensional embellishments.

  7. Fabulous, I love the bright cheerful colours on both the page and the card.

  8. Hey Rachel! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  9. Love those collages!! The washi on the journal page is FAB!! I wanted to play so bad. I wanted to enter my "E" with stickers, but I missed the deadline - at least I made something - it's a step closer than I have been lately.