Monday, October 4, 2010

Feeling Chipper?

Congratulations to everyone playing these challenges! I am loving the work I'm seeing. I love hearing that these weekly prompts are enriching your art journaling experiences. That is fantastic!!

Congratulations also to Julie! Julie is our winner this week! Yes, it was a random draw, but she also did a terrific job with the transfer technique and her daily calendar! Julie - get your information to me so I can put your prize in the mail!

Just fantastic work! 

The other day, we were watching Paula create a beautiful art journal page. She used a lovely blue with that yummy copper glaze from Golden. I made the remark that we would be using that color combination this week. Yes! You may use any shade of blue, and any method that gets copper on your page.

The other requirement is the use of chipboard. I'm going to be very flexible with this requirement - you may use chipboard, heavy cardboard (like cereal box weight), book board, or corrugated cardboard. Here's my sample:

This is a close up of the text portion of the page. I've used a base of acrylic paints, and daubed copper glaze over the top. Then I layered mulberry paper, distressed tags and a stitched flap with a Tim Holtz sentiment. 

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This close-up shows the texture on the chipboard. I achieved this texture by pouncing my gesso-filled brush over the cardstock. I let it dry, then used my Artista GlimGlam over the gesso. The key and word are rub-ons. Tip - if you use rub-ons over acrylic paint, seal it with a thin layer of white glue, modge-podge or similar product.

So there you have it. To sum it up, this week's challenge is to use chipboard or similar weight product, along with blue and copper as the predominant colors for your journal page. You may use other colors, but blue and copper should dominate the page.

There you have it. I hope you enjoy playing with chipboard. It's a wonderful dimensional element with your page that doesn't add a lot of bulk. Post your project by 11:59 on October 9th to be considered in the drawing for this week's prize!

Ta for now! ~ky


  1. yeah Julie!

    I did a page with blue yesterday, no copper but I have some. and less pressure as I only doing one college class these next few weeks :-)

  2. This looks like a great challenge. Can't wait for my life to slow down a bit so I can participate, too! I've got three art/craft fairs in the next six or seven weeks, so I'm super busy right now. But soon I'll be playing along!

  3. Oh ladies I love all 3 posted so far. Jamie Lynn I love your quote and the fact that you factored in fall. Sheri I collect flattened pennies so that was so neat to see in your page. Rebecca I love your watercoloring. I am still working on using that medium more in my journals. :) Thanks you guys for sharing.

  4. I was on Lil Love duty while her Ma & Da went away on their honeymoon. Mine was just a matter of putting it together. Lil Love and I did alot of work in her journal this week. So one of us did journaling! lol
    Hugs, Poe