Friday, 29 April 2016

Art Journaling with Yupo, Alcohol Ink, Washi Tape and Distress Crayons


Tim Holtz' new "Sideshow" stamp set was one of those I just knew I had to have when I first saw it! And often I find it quite hard to work with stamps that already have a kind of "finished collage" or -drawing" look - but I found that they are perfect for using them with alcohol ink backgrounds created on Yupo! So I created this journal spread today:




I have recently started experimenting with alcohol ink on Yupo (over HERE) and came up with this background that I gave a finish by rubbing over it with a soft cloth (applying pressure) - which kind of smudges the ink stains and creates this softer effect:


I originally thought of painting over this one and doing a flower themed Yupo painting (as some of the shapes look like blossoms) - but as you can see: I changed my mind.


So I stamped on the images using black archival stamping ink, cut them out and glued them to my journal pages. Then I smudged some black soot Distress Crayon around the edges and added some rubber stamping.

To make the chit chat stickers more visible I used a soft brush that I loaded with water to lighten the outer edges and to soften any edges from alcohol ink stains.


I added bits of washi tape here and there.


Then I did some stencilling using Distess Crayons (using my fingertips to "rub" them through the stencil onto the page) and added some spritzes of Distress Spray Paint.


For a finish I drew a thin border around my pages using a permanent marker.


Some details:






Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia 
xxx


10 comments:

  1. Sogar mit Winkelberechnung ;-), die Stempel passen hervorragend in deine Geschichte, die diese Seite erzählt und deshalb freut es mich ganz besonders, daß sie so hell und freundlich ist, wunderschön geworden!! LG Kerstin xx

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  2. Such a cool and amazing layout! Awesome work!

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  3. I love these pages. So many little details.

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  4. Love the colours and techniques Claudia, great pages.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  5. Exciting journal pages you have made, I just purchased YUPO paper and are very excited about what the outcome will be. I can see that you have been entertained with the paper and it's really good that you show here. Hugs

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  6. Love your pages! I really like how you have the yupo pages integrated into your background. Awesome! Hugs, Maura

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  7. Looks like you are having fun with the yupo. Love the colors and all the fantabulous details. Awesome sauce layout and design. Hugz to you muffin!~Niki

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