Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Watercolor Wednesday - Bloom Girl Art Journal

Hi everyone! For Watercolor Wednesday this week, I want to share my first Bloom Girl post. I had a little fun in my art journal and even though this is mixed media, I actually watercolored Emily so I though it would be perfect to share today!

I used the Emily stamp and Sweet Pea stencil to create a page in my art journal. I also filmed a video for you to share my process and how it all comes together. I hope you will take a few moments out of your day to watch and be inspired to experiment and let go...because that's exactly what I had to do for this page to come together! 

This  page really started because of this quote. I picked up this book at a thrift store and I have been using it as my art journal. I love the quotes that are sprinkled throughout - some make me laugh (this book was published I believe in the early 1900's) and others really resonate with me like this one. I am so honored to be a part of Jamie's Bloom Girl DT but for some reason, I always freak out when I sit down to work on a project for a blog post - that's why this quote was PERFECT!! The biggest mistake I make in art is not even starting!

I really love the texture that the Sweet Pea stencil added along the bottom of my page. You can really see how pretty it looks here with some metallic texture medium.

Doesn't Emily look gorgeous on this page? It looks as though I planned this, right?! Nope! I actually had stamped right on my page but ended up stamping where there were a lot of ink splotches from me experimenting earlier. Oyi, I was like OH NO! So, I looked around and saw Emily half watercolored from an earlier attempt at a project that I had tossed in the trash because I wasn't happy. I took her out and thought, ok, I'll just fussy cut her out and adhere her over my earlier stamping. I finished coloring her and did just that…except now I know in order to attach something so thick and textured, I will definitely need some heavy gel medium in my art supplies! ;)

All in all, I am in LOVE with how this page turned out. I learned a lot not only about what art supplies I need but also about myself. I absolutely love the Bloom Collection by Jamie Dougherty and it makes me happy that I can create beautiful pages in my art journal like this since I can't draw to save my life.   haha How blessed are we to have gorgeous stamps available like this to create with?! I hope you enjoyed my post today and are inspired to pull out your Bloom Collection stamps and let go of any fear that might be holding you back from making something beautiful! You never know, that mistake (like mine) just might be the start of something amazing.

Prima Marketing Inc supplies used:
Prima Marketing Inc Bloom Collection - Emily (stamp) item# 980306
Prima Marketing Inc Bloom Collection - Sweet Pea (6x6 stencil) item#980351

Other supplies used:
Book journal
Imagine Crafts Fireworks Spray - Summer sky, Pear Tart, Lulu Lavendar, Dandelion
Imagine Crafts StazOn Studio Glaze - Gold, Cloudy Sky, Gothic Purple
Imagine Crafts IrRESISTible Pico Embellisher - Wedding Dress, Electric Purple, Tuxedo Black
Imagine Crafts Creative Medium - Clear, Silver (metallic)
Tsukineko StazOn Ink - Jet Black, Cloudy Sky
Tsukineko Versafine Ink - Black Onyx
Imagine Crafts Palette Knife
Strathmore 140lb Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper
Koi Watercolors
Various Unity Stamp Co Background Stamps
Faber Castell Big Pitt Artist Pen - Cobalt Turquoise, Light Cobalt Turquoise
Bombay Black India Ink
Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen
Various Rub Ons


Tonya said...

This turned out really nice Carisa! I really like it!

earthangel59 said...

I loved watching your process. Your narration was great. I love it when an artist shows their "mistakes" and how they transformed them! Great job!