Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ruby Rainbow's Page

Yes, I'm getting a little addicted to art journaling. It's just so fun and relaxing! I've started spraying the backgrounds before I go to work and then they're dry and ready when I get home and I don't have to use the heat gun which can warp the pages. I've also started doing only one page instead of the two page spreads because I can do them faster and fill the space easier.

The background on the this one is made from Dylusions Ink Sprays - London Blue, Vibrant Turquoise and Fresh Lime. To blend them use lots of water. The stamp sets I used are Bag of Bunting, Ruby Rainbow, Birds on a Wire, Right Up Your Street and The Right Words. I colored the images with colored pencils and blended with Gamsol. I've been asked what Gamsol is. It's odorless mineral spirits and when you put it on areas you colored with pencils it blends the color and makes it a little more vibrant. It's one of my favorite ways to color images now. Thanks for stopping by!


8 comments:

  1. love this page Donna and the colours. Do you use any old coloured pencils or are they watercolour pencils??? thanks lol Susiesu xxx

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    1. Hi Susie. I used regular colored Prismacolor pencils and I bought the Gamsol at Inky Antics.

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  2. Yeah, what Susie said! More info on the pencils you used, please?
    I love this page - it's so wonderfully colorful! And you stamped, then colored - beautiful!

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    1. Hi Nancy! I used regular Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol that I bought at Inky Antics.

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  3. Total FUN! Love the bg and those fun images! Keep 'em coming!

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  4. ok donna. so regarding out little twitter convo last night-
    i was addicted at first tweet. immediately after work i went to michaels and found a knock off. turns out gamsol is really just paint thinner, so I found a 8oz bottle (mona lisa odorless paint thinner 100% odorless mineral spirits) and 10 blending stumps for $9. I tested them immediately and I am for seriously in-need-of-rehab-addicted.
    so thank you!!!!!!!!

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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    1. You're welcome - any time!! And thanks for doing the research so I know I can get it at Michaels with my coupon now!!

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  5. This is really artsy and very different from stuff I've seen you do, Donna. I like it!

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I appreciate your comments.

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