Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Creating dimensional Art Journal pages with Chipboard

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  Yesterday, I was up on the UmWowStudio Blog with a way to use chipboard on your Art Journal Pages.

Often, when I am creating Art Journal pages, I like to use lots of mediums, such as paint, ink, and sprays.  Many of my pages receive their texture from using these mediums with stamps and stencils.  

I wanted more of a dimensional feel to this particular page, so I used chipboard to enhance my theme and message.  Chipboard is a great alternative to stamps and stencils and lets you create projects that are meant to be touched.


I 'built' the background of my Art Journal page with various sprays and paints (Shimmerz Paints), layering multiple colors for an interesting effect.  I wanted to incorporate circles into my page, so I also used the Circle Confetti Mask on the background.  

To create texture and dimension, I adhered an entire package of DIY Printer Block Alphas.   I placed them randomly around the edge of my page, creating a border of alphas.  (prior to adhering the alphas to my page, I painted each with a thin coat of gesso)


I painted each letter (with Shimmerz Paints) with contrasting colors so they would stand out from the background. Using an old credit card, I 'painted' hash marks over the alphas.  In addition, I used the edge of various circular objects to create the circles around each letter. 



I typed my journaling quote and adhered it to my page and added a few doodles around the edge to make it complete.


Do you use chipboard on your Art Journal pages?  What other objects do you use to create dimension and texture?  I'd love to know.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


1 comment:

Katie smith said...

Such an awesome page, Tina! I love the way you used the chipboard alphabet, I don't think I've ever really used chipboard inside my art journal.

Love the quote too. ;)

1 comment:

Katie smith said...

Such an awesome page, Tina! I love the way you used the chipboard alphabet, I don't think I've ever really used chipboard inside my art journal.

Love the quote too. ;)