art journal page – wordherder

imageIt’s been so long since I’ve had a chance to write a post, let alone do anything creative!  Time management needs to be one of my priorities 🙂

This spread began without any real plan.  I knew I wanted to use bright colours with lots of different layers.  I had completed the background about a month ago but I didn’t know how I was going to use it until I saw the term “wordherder” from another artist.  Unfortunately I don’t remember where I read it or who the artist was but i can only assume she was describing a way of creating an art journal spread, perhaps composing found poetry by “herding” together random words.  When I read the word, I immediately connected with it.  I feel like it describes a lover and collector of words and that ‘s me.

I began as usual with a layer of gesso and glued down patterned scrapbook paper and book pages with Golden Soft Gel.

imageNext I scraped on a layer of metallic purple craft paint with a palette knife.  I tried to make it light enough to show the patterns through.  Orange and violet were the next layers, also scraped on with a palette knife.

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imageimageI used a stencil to add white circles with my fingertip and stamped the checkerboard pattern in purple with a Tim Holtz stamp.  I outlined the circles with black ink and drew a border around the spread.  The stamped black circles were made with black acrylic paint dipped in a paper towel roll.

imageThe final touch was gluing down the title and the other random words from Tim Holtz’s Chit Chat stickers and adding some blue paint splatters.

imageimageimageSupplies:

Liquitex Gesso

Scrapbook Pages

Book Pages

Golden Soft Gel (Matte)

Memento Ink – Teal Zeal

Americana Craft Paint – Melon, Vivid Violet, Orange Twist, Lamp Black

Metallics Craft Paint – Purple Pearl

Circle Stencil

Palette Knife

Tim Holtz Checkerboard Stamp

Golden Acrylic Paint – Cerulean Blue Deep

Tim Holtz Idealogy Chit Chat Stickers

Plastic Alphabet Die Cuts (I think these were Maya Road, but not sure)

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