Art Journal Emporium - Adoration Mixed Media Journal Page August 22 2016, 0 Comments

Hello, I'm Katrina Rollings, part of the Art Journal Emporium crew.  Welcome to my August cut and paste mixed media project.  This month I am back in my art journal, working with the August grab bag, now available as separate kits: {Tangie Bundle No. 24} Adoration and {Rebecca Bundle No. 24} Riven

Tangie Baxter's "{Tangie Bundle No.24} Adoration"

{Tangie Bundle No. 24} Adoration

Rebecca McMeen's "{Rebecca Bundle No.24} Riven"

{Rebecca Bundle No. 24} Riven

The August grab bag I think is my favourite kit so far.  I am not a pretty pink person but I really love the look of this kit and the images in it.  There are plenty of collage pieces for a cut and paste fan to play with.  I am sure everyone will find something they love among them.

One of the pieces I was attracted too was the beautiful vintage birds.  I liked it so much I even worked on a background paper digitally to base my journal page on, which if you have been following my monthly blog posts will know that it is most unusual for me to do!

So here is what I used for my page and how I built it up :


This month I am using the grab bag kit so the first thing I needed to do is make myself some collage sheets.

To make my collage sheets I choose which images I want to use and resize them to fit my journal page, mine is a 7.5 inch square journal.  I then fill in any spaces with other images I like the look of or might like to use later, so not to waste paper.  Then I print them out.

As I said before I did make myself a backing paper for my page. I chose my favourite backing paper in the kit and then added the birds, stars and pink lace.

I sized the finished paper so I had a small border of the white journal paper showing.

The white border was a little too bright for me so using my Silkies, which is a pearlescent paint, I added some colour, the white and pink, just to tie it into the background.  I also used another pearlescent paint (in the little nail varnish style bottle) to add some cream, along with a pink neocolor crayon too.

I love to use my stencils so I added some pink stars to the background paper using the pink Silkies using a sponge.

Once I was happy with the background I could start to add the next layer of collage images. 

First the lovely picture of the lady.  I used the same colours I used around the background paper around this image too.  I also added some more of the stars using the same star stencil, again using the pink Silkies paint.

Now I could add the remaining pieces of collage.  I used the cream colour paint to outline them along with a lilac Caran D’Ache® Neocolor crayon.

I wanted to add a few glittery touches to the birds and the glamorous lady, I did that using my clear glitter pen which finished off my page.

So, here is my finished page. All the images I used are from the August grab bag which is available now in the shop.

TB&CO Grab Bags are only available for a limited time and priced on a sliding scale, for more information visit TB&CO Grab Bags

Join me again next month for another Cut and Paste mixed media project.

Until then, take care.

Love Katrina 

[Posted by: Katrina Rollings]