Art Journaling Prompts with Mixed Media Inspiration cards

The prompt was to add a piece of recycled art - I collaged a couple of pieces of cast off gelli prints onto the journal page to start. 2015 Sadelle Wiltshire www.tanglevermont.com/blog/Congrats to Ann-Lynn W on being the lucky winner of Kiala Givehand’s Mixed Media Inspiration Deck cards!

I thought I’d create a couple of journal pages in one of my #journeywithin2016 handmade art journals that were inspired by cards I pulled this week:

The prompt was to add a piece of recycled art – I collaged a couple of pieces of cast off gelli prints onto the journal page to start.

I added a fern stem to the collaged gelli prints with a couple of shades of green moonlight gelly roll pens and used more gelly roll pens including white and metallic gold, and an Accurit waterproof pen (similiar to Microns) to add some of the designs and tangles.

Finished dew inspired fern page, interpreted loosely, pen work on top of collaged gelli prints Added a fern stem to the collaged gelli prints with a couple of shades of green moonlight gelly roll pens, Sadelle Wiltshire, tanglevermont.com

Then last night I was inspired to pull another card. This time the prompt was to “drip and spray watered down paint” onto my page.  I was looking foward to playing with some new toys, so I grabbed a few Liquitex acrylic Ink bottles in metallic colors as well as an FW pearlescent liquid acrylic ink bottle and a small spray bottle with water.

MIxed Media Inspiration Deck and Acrylic Inks

Well this turned out to be WAY too much fun.  I dropped a few splotches of ink along the outside of the page,  spritzed with water, and turned the page this way and that.  I stopped a few times and used a silicone tool I’d picked up for my gelatin plate, and used that to move some of the inks around by flicking it through the larger splotches.

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splotches of acrylic ink and sprayed water with a tool to move some of the bigger splotches - Sadelle Wiltshire 2015 TangleVermont.com

I’ve been considering a future with lots of changes and being open to the possibilities for development of my gifts,  so the phrase ‘be open to the possibilities’ came to me…  I grabbed a dip pen and used the FW pearlescent acrylic purple ink and wrote along the sides of the page and the middle.   The exercise in playing with the sprayed down acrylic inks definitely leaves one open to all kinds of possibilities on the journal page.  I used the dip pen to create the purple tangled embellishments as well which was an exercise in being patient and remembering to dip more often!   I ended up accenting the main words with correction fluid for the white.  Interesting possibilities with office supplies…

Open to Possibilities journal page with dripped and sprayed acrylic inks by Sadelle Wiltshire, with Kiala Givehand's Mixed Media Inspiration Deck
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2 Responses to Art Journaling Prompts with Mixed Media Inspiration cards

  1. Heidi says:

    Hi Sadelle ~ just signed up for the year long handmade journal course! I signed up through the link on this blog post so hope you get credit. Really looking forward to the class. Hope you are having a wonderful Holiday!

    • Sadelle says:

      Heidi, that’s awesome! I’m sure you’re going to LOVE it! And yes I just got an email notification about your signup so I’ll put your name in the drawing on the 5th for the the cards. It’s going to be a FUN year… I’ll be playing along with everyone else until my turn as guest artist in July. Hope you have a lovely New Year’s celebration!

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