Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Halloween Journal Page

Adding another page to my art journal!

I made the pages of my art journal with water color paper. So each page's background will have me playing with inks and water. Last year I gave away all my Distress inks(i know, right?!), so the only black ink I have is Memento, and Versafine. Well, the Memento ink didn't work like I wanted it to. The bottom part is way to dark. I tried to add some of the Pumpkin Pie ink to it, and it helped some. But was still not happy.

So I stamped a sun on it, and made it into a web at the bottom, still not enough. Decided to add some glitter to make it look like parts of the ground. That helped fill it in some, but I still don't like it.

Now the top part is just fine with me! It's water colored with the Pumpkin Pie, then stamped with two trees from two different Unity kits, So This Is Love, and Imagine It. You can see that my ink pad didn't like the water coloring. I didn't get a good impression, and I did dry this page with my heat tool. But that just adds to the Halloween look I guess!!

The spider web at the top is another Sizzix brass embossing plate that I used as a stencil, then randomly stamped the splotches with SU!'s Gorgeous Grunge set. I don't have any Halloween sentiments other than Boo! so I didn't add any at all.

So, I'll put this page in my journal, and someday I might look back and be happy with it. lol!

I'm sending this page to Unity's hop and also to Try It On Tuesday where their theme is frightening/halloween.
Thanks so much for having a look!


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Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful scene.
the colors are wonderful.
thanks for sharing.

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous piece Thanks for joining us at TIOT and happy haunting, Valerie

Gaylynn said...

Pam, this looks so peaceful. Lovely scene and colors.

Meggymay said...

Beautiful colours for Halloween, the dark landscape and spiders web, gives it a spooky feel to look at the scene.
Yvonne xx
p.s. Thank you for joining us over at TioT's

ionabunny said...

Pretty. Great idea with the brass stencil. Hugz

Karenladd said...

I like the dark ground because it gives a nice eerie feel to your page! I know how it is to keep playing around with a project to make it match the idea of it that's in your head!

Patti Willey said...

You got rid of your Distress Inks? They react with water way better than SU ink pads! However you've managed to finish up a pretty Autumn sky and background! Looks like Sunset to me, keep it I think it will rub off on you just fine! I like it!

JPScraps said...

Great page!

Guadalupe Galvis said...

Beautiful love the background.

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this Pam, fabulous colours too.xx

Becca Yahrling said...

Well, I think this is beautiful! YOU are always your worst critic (I know I am of me!). Art is art and this is beautiful.

Bee and Dee said...

Lovely colours in this journal page, thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge hugs Bee.

Janis said...

Love the eerie look with the barren trees and sunset sky with webs. Eeek!
<3 J

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