Sunday, April 13, 2014

Gettin' Inky wit it!

Finally had some time to do a spread in my art journal that has been terribly neglected since I started my new job. All I needed was a nudge from The Aviary; Challenge Blog to Paper Wings Productions.
I'm trying more and more to make greeting cards with tags and background papers I have made from "inky" experiments but I don't get them done as much as I'd like. So I went with the old stand-by for inky fun for me...the Art Journal.

Fantasy Fish:  This spread started out with a layered ink background primarily from Dylusions inks; Fresh Lime, Cut Grass, and a touch of Vibrant Turquoise. I stenciled in the corners with London Blue and stamped with a bottle cap in Crushed Grape. I used two old background stamps and added those images with StazOn ink, both Timber Brown and Forest Green.


In trying to determine what this page was going to be about, I thought maybe more torn flowers and a garden since it was so green and I was tending toward cool colors. So I stamped the circles from Inkadinkado and ripped them from patterned paper. I had a dragonfly cut from a magazine but wasn't sure I wanted to use it. I wanted to stick with a rubber stamp theme. I went through some old stamps that I had carved and found my Steampunk Goldfish stamp. So I decided to go with an underwater garden.


The page spread turned out to be a combination of an earlier garden/flower spread in the journal and the canvas, "Goldfish Dream", found in an earlier post. I made the "seaweed" in the same manner and I added some gear bubbles to enhance the steampunk theme.

Just had a fun afternoon playing with lots of things and gettin all inky wit it!
"Let me examine a purely speculative hypothesis which I am not going to put forward as anything other than fantasy."  --Quote taken from old book about UFOs.


  1. Absolutely fabulous!! Love your art journal page!! The colors, layers and your hand carved fish stamp!! Fabulous!! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Paper Wings Productions!!

  2. Pretty neat. At first I was thinking front and back covers. And I love the punked fish.

  3. This is too fun! Thanks for linking to PWP!