Tuesday, January 9, 2018

January Journal with Kripa Koushik

Hello friends,

I hope you all had a relaxing holiday with friends & family. 
My January projects are both art journal pages that incorporate my chosen words/intent for this year.

 'Embrace possibilities'

My year started with a box full of goodies from 2crafty chipboard. My first project is inspired by the delicate and beautiful pieces that you see in the close up below: Ella's border and Scroll 3. I layered them vertically between pieces of lace, ribbon and net alongwith a keyhole chipboard.

For the opposite side of the page, behind the sentiment, I tucked in a single flower from Ella's border and a key. All chipboard pieces first got a layer of texture paste applied with a palette knife followed by Colourarte acrylic silks & twinkling H2Os. For a distressed grungy look, all the paint was also applied with a palette knife.

2crafty chipboard used:
  • Scroll 3
  • Ella's border
  • Keyholes & Locks 

'Live with intention'

Here is a step by step of how this page came together.

Start by gluing down squares of pattern paper using matt multi medium.

 Apply a layer of gesso on the page and then some texture paste mixed with gesso 
through a gears stencil.

Once dry, apply twinkling H2Os in shades of brown, rust & teal.

While that dries, apply white gesso on a selection of chipboard from Steampunk gears medium, Giant gears, cogs and gears, clock faces and light bulb. On a few dab Vivid Ultra Metallics with a make up sponge. The light blue colour is by using Twinkling H2Os on the gessoed gears.

For the title, Ive used gold metallic paint and dabbed some white gesso after the blue paint dried for a distressed effect. Below is a close up from the completed art journal page.

I've layered the gears and cogs on top of a sheet of chipboard left after removing the small steampunk gears. It gave me a flat base to layer the gears and cogs.

2crafty supplies Used:
  • Gears
  • Cute Cogs
  • Light Bulbs
  • Giant Gears
  • Clock Face frames
  • Vintage Clock Hands
  • Steampunk gears medium
  • Live Everyday with Intention Title

I hope you enjoyed today's post. 
Wishing all of you a 'Very Happy 2018'