“Grow In Him” Art Journal Page

Good morning, lovelies!  Dale Ann here this morning with today’s Inspire Me Monday art video!  Today my video is a walk through my latest journal page in my Paper Doll Palace art journal from the Haute Mess Collection!  These incredibly beautiful journals are almost here!!  Watch the shop and our Instagram pages for the shout out when you can order your very own!

My page is titled, “Grow In Him.”  I chose to work on one of the cardboard pages from my journal, with sweet stitching around the edges!

The face I used in this project is a sketch from Li Li Wee, one of my favorite artists! You can find her work on Instagram at @weelili_art.  She is fabulous, and I’m proud to say she’s my friend!

I also used a paper cut out of some vintage flowers in my stash.  I had it printed out for another project and didn’t use it.  So in the video you see me reconstructing it! LOL

I adhered the face to my page use the Haute Mess Matte Gel medium. This stuff is great to use like glue, and also to put a protective coating on your pieces.  I apply it all with a brush, but then I scrape it with an old credit card to get all the air bubbles out and make sure it’s stuck on well. At one point in the paint process I accidentally got paint on the eye of the face. But since I had put a layer on top of the Gel medium, I was able to wipe it right off with a baby wipe!

I scraped two luscious colors across this page, first “Hippie In High Heels,” and “Last Sin.”  I love these creamy paints so much!!

My next step was too scrape some Haute Mess Molding Paste through a stencil for texture. I use a credit card, because it gets it down into the nooks and crannies really well! This leaves raised texture on my page that reminds me of a stone walkway.  Make sure you get this layer really dry, so it stays raised and doesn’t smear! I use a hairdryer between layers to speed up the drying process!

My next color choice was “Drop Dead Gorgeous,” which I also used with my handmade number stencil.

The next thing I do is use some Tim Holtz Distress Inks with an Illustrated Faith cling stamp and to distress the edges of the page.  I also use a Dylusions Shimmer Spray to amp up the color on the flowers, along with a gelato on the leaves.

I decide to do some more color around the eye, with a flower stencil and the color, “Bye Felicia.”  It’s a pale lavender! So pretty!

My page was looking a little pale now, so I used some “Bad & Tatted,” watered down and sprinkled on the page with a paint brush for contrast!  I also use some on a piece of bubble wrap like a stamp.

How about some bling on that page?  I used some Haute Mess Glass Bead Gel on my flowers and then use a credit card to scrape some around the whole page. This adds more texture goodness and some sparkle!

I finally stick those flowers down with some Matte Gel medium, and trip up the edge.  For some more drama, I use my Signo Ball Gel pen in white to add some high lights to the eye and make the sketch more my own.

I use a sentiment from Illustrated Faith’s Wordfetti, outline it with a black pen, and voila! I hope you like it!

Here is the video for your viewing pleasure!

Feel free to leave me a comment below with any questions or just to gush about how awesome it it!  LOL

Thanks for watching, til next time!

Love, Dale Ann

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3 replies
    Nicole Martel says:

    This is incredible… :) I can’t stop smiling…it’s so great.

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