Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Art Journalling with Ann Butler Designs

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Today's project isn't a Christmas one, I think it's the start to my plan to art journal every week! Today's page was created featuring Ann Butler Designs Products!



I started with a watercolour paper page in my Dina Wakely journal.  I love using Ann's Crafter's Ink as a watercolour medium. The technique I used for this background is called the Kiss technique that I learned from watching Vicki Boutin, the video for the basic technique is HERE my take used inks instead of crayons.

 
My colours, journal and transparency all ready to go.

Smooshed my ink pad on a piece of transparency, then spritzed it with water. I did my colours one at a time, but you can do them all at once.


This is the finished background. I gave it a quick shot with my heat tool to make sure it was dry.

For my border I used Canyon and Desert Sand with Ann Butler Design Stamps by Unity. Love that these stamps have no edge, so you can stamp your image right against the previous image!

As an extra border I used an edge stamp and Desert Sand again.
While the page was drying, I painted my Eileen Hull Trinket Box Die pieces with Sheer Bronze Iridescent by Earth Safe Finishes. It dries so quickly that I was able to move to my next step right away.

I wanted a bit more texture so I stamped one of my images in Desert Sand all over the frame and oval piece.
Under the frame are words from Dina Wakely's Collage Words, and I used TH Distress Collage Medium in Vintage to glue them down.

And lastly I added some TH Small Talk stickers and brushed over them with a touch of  Vintage medium.

Thank you for stopping by and make sure you head on over to Ann Butler Designs to check out some amazing projects and order your products!

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Cathy

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