Friday, July 10, 2015

"Trust in the Lord" Art Journal Page by ~ Tracey Sabella

Hi everyone!! It's Tracey here to share a page I created for my Scripture journal with this sweet verse from Proverbs.

I adore the generous size and substantial chipboard pages in Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Denim Art Journal. I've created handcrafted flowers with Donna's dies and share how I've used her inks and pigment powder to color my background and elements.

"Trust in the Lord"

Tips and Techniques
I created these little open roses with Donna's Spellbinder's Rose Creations dies. I cut them from thick vintage book pages and colored them with Vintage and Denim Mix'd Media Inx. I brushed the edges with Clearsnap Glue Gloss and sprinkled with Sugar Shimmer Twinkle Dust Glitter. I finished them by centering a rhinestone in each. I used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Medium DODZ™ to adhere them to the page.

I colored light molding paste with Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™gold Pigment Powder. This powder is loaded with shimmery pigment, so stir in a small amount of powder to start, and add a little at a time until you achieve the desired color. I used the colored paste to stencil the leafy vine behind the flowers.

Another view of my flowers.

On the background, I created a color wash by misting with water and spritzing with Donna's Clearsnap Sea Breeze Smooch Mist. As you can see some areas have more color wash than others, giving a lovely color variation to the background. I dabbed the stenciled areas with a paper towel to remove the color from the molding paste, so it would be more visible. Once the wash was dry, I splattered with drawing ink and liquid acrylic for more visual texture.

I stamped my Scripture sentiment with Donna's Midnight Mix'd Media Inx CHOX, which is permanent and quick drying. I stamped on white cardstock which I colored by rubbing lightly with Vintage and Stormy Mix'd Media Inx then edged with black. I adhered the strips with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™'s new product ~ Home & Hobby Premium Double-Sided Tape.

Lots of yummy layers here. The base is a strip of Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Canvas Ribbon. I removed the stitching and colored with her Clearsnap Caramel Latte Smooch Spritz, fraying the edges. Then I colored a strip of plaster wrap with Sea Breeze Smooch Spritz. (Plaster wrap is plaster of Paris embedded gauze strips and can be found at your local craft store,) The top layer is a tattered piece of Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Lace Ribbon. I grab up jewelry findings when I see them on clearance and this pendant is from by stash. I've filled in below the flower with seed beads and chunky glass glitter.

Here's a technique tip for you. To color fibers, spritz water on a craft mat, then spritz with Smooch Spritz. Swipe the fabric through the colored mist, until you have picked up enough to color the entire strip. Such an easy peasy way to color coordinate elements for your project.

I colored this die cut the same way that I colored the fabric. I wanted a distressed look, so did not attempt to evenly distribute the color.

I also used several of Donna's stamps with
Denim Mixed Media Inx to add more visual texture.

I hope you've been inspired to grab one of Donna's new Denim Art Journals
to experiment and create you're own special art pages.

To view my Faith art journal cover go HERE.

And my first Scripture art journal page can be viewed HERE.

*** Both of these pages include flower tutorials! ***

~ Blessings ~

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  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS! LOVING the colors and the flowers!!!!!!!!

  2. BEAUTIFUL Tracey. My favorite part is the long vine/leaves on your stunning background with the 3D flowers on top. Your flowers are lovely too. Of course, the sentiment is marvelous! j.

  3. This is so beautiful Tracey, I love the blue colors and that verse is a favourite!

  4. I love this Bible verse!, Tracey Your scripture art journal page is absolutely gorgeous and so full of amazing details!