Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Art Journal - Week #2

This week we had to do a two page layout with a "Sand, Sun & Beach" theme...this has been a bit of struggle for me...I have no former schooling or anything for I am just kind of winging it!!...I have looked at some of the other journals and I feel like mine was done by a small child compared to some of the others...there are some very talented people out there in blog land!! should pop on over to the Greeting Farm and check out some the beautiful projects!!

So here is the left page of my layout:

I colored the background with watercolor paints...I then sprinkled two colors of embossing powders on the pages and heat set it....I had to start with the heat tool about a foot away from the paper and slowly move it closer so I didn't blow all of the powder of the paper!!...I stamped the umbrella three times on different papers and cut them out...I used fun foam to pop up the different layers...I cut a piece of a swiffer sheet to use as the towel...I didn't have anything else to use!...the chair was originally red and I took it apart and used the same papers that I used for the umbrella!!...I stamped the word "relax"...colored with a Bic marker and covered it with Glossy Accents...

I bought the fence at Wal-Mart awhile ago...I knew I wanted to use it for something....I just didn't know what!!...LOL....I watered down some white paint and white-washed the fence...I stamped some sprigs on white cardstock and cut them out...I adhered them to the fence...added some little flowers with brads....I had some seashell stickers that I added a little smooch ink and some Stickles...the little birds at the top where charms...I cut the little hole off and added some pop dots to the back!!

And a close-up of the fence:

Have a great day!!