Here is another month in our series on art journal calendars. This idea for June is made in a 9″x12″ art journal. This particular journal has tear-out pages, so it can be taken out and added to the rest of pages that have been done this year. Previous pages this year have been made on 12″x12″ card stock, and the months have either been on a single or double page layout.
Here’s the process for this month’s pages:
- Background misted with color at the top and bottom of the page. The top is someway blue and the bottom somewhat green.
- The June title was just hand written and embellished with a little dot and line work.
- I made a stencil of a watering can using my Cricut, and used a yellow PanPastel to create the watering cans, covering the entire shape.
- When finished with the PanPastels, I went outside and sprayed a workable fixative over all of it, so I could continue to work over the Pan Pastels.
- After realizing it would have been better to have the handles open to see the background, I went in and colored the handles and the open tops with black marker.
- Now, it was way too dark, and so a bit of paint was mixed to coordinate with the background, and painted into the handle openings.
- Two different green markers were used to create wispy grass along the bottom.
- Three colors of stamps were use to create the flowers. Some being stamped two or three times to get different levels of colors.
- Next, a bit of paint was mixed into the water color, and the open tops of the watering cans were filled in, and the water drops painted.
- Finally, Glossy Accents was used over the water drops and the top openings of the water cans.
- Last, but not least, numbers for the days of the month were written onto the watering can spouts.
It is kind of hard to see, but the misting on the bottom also has some sparkle in it! I love sparkle and shine! What are things you like in your projects?