Saturday, January 25, 2014

Art Guardian

I wanted to share with you my Art Guardian. She will be placed as the first page in my Lifebook Art Journal, a great class by Tamara Laporte.

I started out sketching her out and then started in on the background. Most of my papers are temporarily packed away so i created my own tissue paper. I used some of my favorite Tim Holtz stamps on a piece of tissue paper I had lying around and then collaged that in to the background,

I then started adding layers of color using acrylic paint and water-soluble  crayons. I love how you can still see the stamped tissue poking through.

Next I really wanted to add some texture to her wings. So I dabbed on Fiber Paste being careful to leave the peaks in it. While it was still wet I drew in the details for the feathers. I added my word for the year, Thrive, along the side of her wing.

Last step was to add a bit of sparkle to the heart she was holding. i went over it with Iridescent Medium. I was very please with how this came out.

I am going to enter this into 2 challenges. The Simon Says Stamp A is for, In my case A is for Art Journal and Art Guardian. The other challenge is Stampendous A New Year. My New years resolution is to work in my art journals more and to practice drawing more faces. I must say I am really happy with this page. Thank you very much for stopping by i hope you enjoyed my little Guardian.


  1. Your art journal page is awesome! Love the beautiful colors and your drawing. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  2. Great resolution, and a great start you've made to it! This is just lovely! What a wonderful first page for a journal since she'll remind you every time you open it of a great, colorful experience, and a terrific success! Love the Thrive resolution, too!! Thanks for playing with our challenge!