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08 June 2016

Art Journaling with Dina Wakley - Week 1

This blog post is about the Index Card A Day creative challenge.

This year I am using the challenge to work through two Art Journal books by Dina Wakley.

I am using what supplies I already have to hand,
adapting the techniques when necessary.

I am starting with Art Journal Freedom.

Symmetry & Asymmetry

The technique shown at the end of this chapter
uses spray inks, which I do not own,
so I used Distress Ink, watered down on my craft mat
& a heat gun to dry between layers.

Card 1 - Dream

Index Card 1
The first card uses a grid composition.

I used the following materials:-

Distress Ink (broken china)
Distress Ink (dusty concord)
Distress Ink (mustard seed)
Mini Mister Water Spray Bottle
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
Sakura Pigma Micron (faux stitching)
Archival Ink (Jet Black)
Paper Artsy Rubber Stamps

Card 2 - Taking time to think

Index Card 2
The second card is using the rule of thirds.

I used the following materials:-

Distress Ink (broken china)
Distress Ink (dusty concord)
Distress Ink (mustard seed)
Distress Ink (black soot)
Mini Mister Water Spray Bottle
Sakura Pigma Micron (hearts)
Archival Ink (Jet Black)
Paper Artsy Rubber Stamps
Printed text
Flickr Image from Brenna Black

Card 3 - Remember that you are worth it

Index Card 3
The third card is using a centre weighted composition.

I used the following materials:-

Distress Ink (broken china)
Distress Ink (dusty concord)
Distress Ink (black soot)
Mini Mister Water Spray Bottle
Archival Ink (Jet Black)
Paper Artsy Rubber Stamp (number)
Printed text
Silhouette (own)

Card 4 - Love, Hope, Joy

Index Card 4
The fourth card uses the rule of three, with a visual triangle.

I used the following materials;-

Distress Ink (broken china)
Distress Ink (dusty concord)
Distress Ink (picked raspberry)
Distress Ink (black soot)
Mini Mister Water Spray Bottle
Archival Ink (Jet Black)
Crafty Individuals Rubber Stamp (butterfly)
Paper Artsy Rubber Stamp (number)
Printed Text

White Space, Continuance & Closure

The fifth card use following the technique at the end of this chapter, using acrylic paints.

Card 5 - Take 5
Index Card 5
I used the following materials:-

Acrylic Paint by Eco Green Crafts
(Waterfall/Rose/Buttermilk/Aged Silver/White/Black)
Stencil by Tim Holtz (Bubble)
Archival Ink (Jet Black)
old book text
Golden Gesso & Soft Gel
Silhouette (own)
Uni-Ball Signo White Pen

Paper Artsy Rubber Stamp (number)
Distress Ink (broken china)
Distress Ink (dusty concord)
Mini Mister Water Spray Bottle

These are taking me longer than the fifteen minutes I had hoped each day,
so I will follow what I did last year &
only make the index cards during the week
& keep the weekend free for other things.

I want to ensure that I continue creating a page each week in my art journal &
continue with the fortnightly alpha challenge at The Craft Barn.

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