Happy Tuesday! Nancy here with a closer look at the London kit and some art journaling techniques. I've been dabbling in a bit of mixed media lately and wanted to combine this beautiful kit and some artsy techniques.
The cover was created with yellow acrylic paint and modeling paste (to create the hexagons). The title was created with the puffy stickers from the kit. I then used the London Kit Stamp set to add scattered flowers and a subtitle. It's a simple, but happy cover.
The large letter "H" (for Hawaii) was cut out from the 6x6 paper pad. On the right, teal acrylic paint was used to create the background, while the bright yellow sun created was created by finger painting a large circle straight in the center. I used two stamps from the London Stamp set to create the text in the center and then used a Pitt pen to hand journal a sentiment.
This page is very simple with just the back of the "H" embellished with the flower and sentiment from the London stamp set.
I like to mix my mini albums up with something unexpected. Here I created a clear pocket by sewing a square from a divided page protector. A small photo was added along with chipboard shapes and an enamel heart from the London kit. I also used a hole punch and some patterns from the kit to create confetti. It's a fun little pocket!
The back of the shaker pocket contains another photo (glued directly to the one in the front).
This orange art journal page was created by using persimmon, coral and yellow acrylic paints to create the background. A stencil and modeling paste were used to create some texture. The finishing touches include an all over flower image from the London stamp set along with some text. Adding just a few lines of handwritten journaling is a great way to add a handmade touch to an art project like this.
This art journal page was created with the same combo of persimmon, coral and yellow acrylic paint. Aqua and white were then used to fingerpaint random circles around the square. A stencil and modeling paste were used to create texture. The London stamp set was used to repeatedly stamp the word "happy" along the right edge of the square. A small flower finishes off the text.
I created these little squares of art without a definite plan in mind. I wanted to play with paint, texture and the London kit. Adding some favorite photos from a recent vacation to Hawaii turned this into a meaningful little album chock full of great memories (and art that I love). The next time you are searching for an idea, try your hand at mixing techniques and stories with your Felicity Jane kits!
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