Monday again, already? Where did the weekend go? I don’t know where it went, but it sure went there too fast! I hope this weekend you had some artsy craftsy time! I sure did! I’m back today with a video for your viewing pleasure! I have chosen to use a page from the Mini Kraft booklet that is one of the feature’s in the Haute Mess Art Journals! Check it out!
This little booklet has four double sided pages, so you have 8 pages to work on! They have adorable scalloped edges, and they are graduated sizes. The two inner pages are a different shape. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a good photo of the pages before I started my project. In my video, I flip through it, so you can kind of see what I mean. It was a fun little substrate to work on for sure!
I titled my page, “Listen To Your Heart,” after the sentiment I found in my stash of stickers. I cut that sweet little heart out of a piece of scrapbook paper. I used several stencils, a stamp and an ink pad, as well as my favorite SIGNO Ball Roller white gel pen to scribble some journaling on.
It’s funny how in art journaling, I just kind of fly by the seat of my pants! I never really have a plan when I sit down with an art journal. I just like to let my heart and the art take me where it wants to go! Sometimes that means I end up covering up something I originally put into it. In the video, early on you’ll see I glued down a white strip of paper that I had pealed off a piece of junk mail! I really liked that little thing, but it eventually got covered up. That’s just how it goes sometimes!
The Haute Mess Paints and mediums are so wonderful to work with! There are so many ways to use them and they work together beautifully! I only used five colors on this project. They were as follows: Torrid (red), Caution Tape (yellow), Drop Dead Gorgeous (tealish blue), Fallen Angel (white) and Bad & Tatted (charcoal gray). I also used the Matte Gel medium to adhere elements and the Clear Gesso to prep the page.
I have created a video for you to watch the creation process! I hope you enjoy it, and that it inspires you to listen to your heart and create some beautiful art today!
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