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Thursday, 5 February 2015

No paintbrush - No Problem1! Journal HeART week 6!

Gosh these Thursday's come @ quick lol!!

Anyway howdo all and welcome to week 6!

So this week we are straight into it......this weeks challenge is to create an art journal page without picking up a paintbrush!!!

I frequently start pages off with paint/ink/gesso etc from other projects to avoid waste. That includes wiping off brushes, scraping off palette knives or as with this page - smearing baby wipes! 

.....this one was just a baby wipe wiped all over the layout in a very loose circular motion after cleaning, then stencils and punchinella that I had inked through were cleaned off on the page with more wipes. The edges are all second generation stamp offs before I scraped heavy gesso through a stencil and used an alcohol marker to hightlight. The song lyrics were stamped and a mix of washi tapes finished it off!! Now some may say the lyrics are "dark" but thats what journal's and art diaries are for.....capturing a mood or a feeling (they are part of the lyrics to one of my fave Kaiserchiefs tracks n btw the next line is "before I see the Light") - and it's balanced by the bright colours I used on the page

No one is always on a high or always on a low......I find it very cathartic to get rid of negative thoughts on a page

Now this one is totes different......this one is from my art sketchbook...

...still no paintbrush. The inspiration for this was my upcoming trip to Hawaii.

I applied Silk acrylics to my page in the four basic colours - pink, purple, green and turquoise using my finger and a baby wipe. (Really helps that they are trancluscent so blend great with the moisture from the wipe) before adding basic detail with white gesso on the edge of an acrylic block and then fine detail with a pin...Yes a PIN!!! It's a great tool to either add or scratch detail into a page.

So that's it, off you go!! 
Get creative - lets see who can use the most unusual thing to create a page this week ...(oh oh STEADY ;-) !!)

Have fun guys - look forward to your creations!!

Happy Journalling!!

Crafty cheers for now





  1. This looked easy to start with. But now. little minx Rae x

  2. Looks interesting. Just going to get my thinking cap on xxx

  3. Both pages are fantastic, I especially the scenic scene xx

  4. absolutely love this idea Rae - going to get proper mucky with this one! Lovely! Hugs rachel x

  5. beautiful pieces esp the hawaii inspired one xx