Art Journal Sharing Thursday

My Art Journal Sharing Thursday this week has two painty pages to show, so this post might be a bit picture heavy. I’m back in my A5 flier journal again, I think it keeps drawing me back because it is just a perfect size for a quick page and the printed pages make wonderful surfaces to build on.

These two pages sit next to each other in the book but apart from the fact that they both centre around paint and I made them at the same time, they are quite different.

First up is my ‘Find Your Way’ page.

I know, I know, I said I wasn’t going to fall back on easy motifs but the heart was just screaming to be on this page.

I’ve started with a layer of gesso and gave it some texture by pressing the pages together when they were still wet and peeling apart to get those lovely ‘rivers’ of gesso.

If you remember back to the ‘Full Bloom’ frame from last week, I used some orange-tinted molding paste through a polka dot mask, well the orange here is the orange-tinted molding paste covered mask pressed into the page and left to dry. Waste not, want not!

I then added the heart by spreading this wonderfully vibrant Golden Permanent Violet Dark paint over a heart mask and adding the marks with a marker pen once the paint was dry. 

The second page I wanted to share with you today is far more abstract and a lot more ‘journaly’.

The starting point for this page was already red and you will see a small touch of gesso and the same orange polka dot molding paste as you saw in the first page today.

I added some extra bits of paints which were all left over splodges from other pages I was doing at the time. You can spot some of that vivid Permanent Violet Dark from the first page and touches of Golden Phthalo Green (Blue Shade) mixed with a bit of white as well.

I then collaged a piece of paper torn from a magazine and did some continuous stream journal pouring over the top of the page and the collage piece. 

The finishing touches were that polka dot mask again covered in black paint this time and pressed into the page and some touches of the wonderfully sparkly Golden Interference Blue (Fine) which just adds a glorious shine that changes colour and the look of the piece as it catches the light.

The Interference shine is far more noticeable on the real project than I’ve managed to capture in the photographs, so you might have to just take my word for it.

So there you are, two Art Journal pages which share some similar elements but are very different pieces.

Thanks for popping in today and I would love to see any art journaling you have been up to this week so do leave a comment so that I can pop by to have a look.

Catch you later Artinators.


Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. massofhair

    Two very different pages & two very different looks! Really like the diversity in colours & style & the orange being the link, clever journalling!

    I did my wk10 DLP journal pages on my WordPress Blog, a tad difficult this week.

  2. Rita

    Wonderful pages Kim. I do love both of them and the vivid colours you have used. The heart look perfect just where you put it. TFS. Hugs Rita xxx

  3. Shirley Davis

    Both pages sit together well as they have the purple paint and the dotty mask in common. Very clever!

  4. butterfly

    Really scrumptious textures in the gesso, and I love that vivid orange paste. Of course the heart needed to be there – it's a brilliant page!

    Love the squally scribbly journalling with the soft ethereal colours opposite too.

    Alison x

  5. misteejay

    Thank you for sharing how you built these pages. It is so interesting seeing how folk put their journal pages together.

    Toni xx

  6. Alison

    Yummy pages Kim! I love the purple & orange!
    Have a painty weekend!
    Alison xxx

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