15 March 2012

Mixed media journal page




Hi everyone! I have my first ever mixed media art journal page to show today and after putting off doing this style of book for a long time I'm glad I tried even though I still have that nag in my head that this is in a book rather than on a canvas, may be I'll get over that eventually. I'm not really one for repeating work either so transferring to a canvas afterwards doesn't really appeal but I do like the fact that eventually I'll have a book of work that's all in one place and that I can flick through.

I made my own journal from a large old book which is an idea from the Christie Tomlinson workshop and this is also where the idea for cupcakes came from. For the book I tore out pages every so often throughout the book then glued those left together two at a time and painted on gesso as the base. I've used scrapbooking paper for the cake cases and butterfly and everything else including the background is painted with acrylic paint. I used a Katzelkraft flourish stamp for partial stamping in black archival ink around the background, some bubble wrap and white paint here and there anda white gel pen for the hearts. So, something different for me, I have lots of sketch books, I've always sketched but using one for mixed media is new and I really enjoyed creating this double page spread.

Back tomorrow with another owl family watercoloured sketch. Enjoy your evening :)

13 comments:

Exclusively by Mel said...

My goodness Chris your so talented.
I adore this image! the background is superb!!
Just wonderful!
Love,Mel. xxx

cat lacigale said...

gorgeous cupcakes !

Juls said...

fabulous!! Just LOVE your journaling page! Hugs Juls

Karen said...

Wow, this is amazing Chris - you are just soo talented. Can' wait to see what else you come up with.
Hope you are well.
Karen x

Denise and Louise said...

This is gorgeous Chris - love that background and the cupcake cases. So much talent!!
Hugs
Denise xx

angelwhispers said...

Im not into this journal art as its far too personal when people write there feelings on them and I'm just not like that but my word Chris this is just so beautiful such a fabulous background in such super colours and these cupcakes are just yummy! Chanelle xxx

Sue C said...

Gorgeous Chris ! I love the colours you've used and the papers are just fabulous. Sue C X

Fiona said...

Bloody fantastic.

Angela said...

I love how you've created this art journal out of an old book. It was interesting to read how you created it and I love the cupcakes you made. Totally gorgeous Chris! hugs, Angela

June Nelson said...

Chris this is beautiful you are so uber talented and diverse just love it xxxxxxxxxxxx

Gio said...

Such a sweet and lovely page, Chris!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Chris!
This is wonderful. You are so talented with your art work.
Hugs Maz

Anesha said...

Wow, this is wonderful, I love the background.