Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Weekly Smeared Ink Design Team Project

Oh no, I think that I am going to have A LOT of Art Journals.  But that's okay, the only thing is where am I going to put them!  Not to worry, I will find a spot. 

For this week's Smeared Ink Weekly Design Team Project I have made a new Art Journal.  This was inspired from the Art Journal Every Day Group on the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  I have used Prompt #13 & #16 along with Technique #16.

Prompts #13 is be inspired by the Big Top.  Prompt #16 use a Manilla folder for your Art Journal/page.  Technique #16 is building with ink, watercolor, and Gesso.  Thank You Laura B. and Susan Slayer for your prompts and techniques!

Stamps are from the Past Offerings of the Smeared Ink Rubber Club, Carnies (Dec 2013) and Dedicated to Art (Dec 2013).

Behind the Curtains

I cut my Manilla folder in half so that I could get two half folders out of it.  They measure 5 3/4" x 9".

Used Envelope Board to make more file tops on ends for each of the folders.

Layers of Ranger Distressed Inks, Watercolor crayons, White Gesso, Staz On inks, and Stampin' Up! inks. 
Aqua Painter, paint brush, Tombow Glue, and stencils also used.

Gold Smooch Spritz.

Fine tip Black Sharpie for written words.

Designer Paper is from a set called Big Top (SU! retired).

Images were stamped onto copy paper, fussy cut, and adhered on.

Snake Charmer was gone over with Versa Mark ink, Clear Embossing Powder and heat embossed.

Note:  Next time I think that I am not going to go over my main images with Gesso.  Tried to do it lightly but really lost color once Gesso was dried.


  1. I love what you did with this. The background you created is completely awesome.:)

  2. Beautiful Process Matney. These are wonderful and enlivening processes. Thank you for describing yours. It worked out beautifully! I so hear you about wanting it to be this way or that...mixed media is always such a surprise ending eh? Such a test of trust!!! Hugzzz Samara xox