Project Art June
The main item in the June Project Art kit is a set of 12 Inktense pencils. They are watersoluble pencils in strong, vibrant colours and they are permanent after drying. I love them so much and today I am going to share some art journal pages where I have been using them.
Sometimes the work I do in my journal doesn’t have any journaling at all. Sometimes the main focus is the experimenting, and I use the journal as a place to practice. When creating this page I wanted to draw a face and try colouring it with the Inktense pencils.
I started out with a pencil sketch and then I added some Inktense, little by little. I added the pencil very carefully to the paper and then used a wet brusch to dissolve the pigment. I then let the page dry completely, before adding another layer with some more pencil + water.
I added some stamping along the edge of the page and I used the Ink Black pencil for the hair.
To finish my page I added a couple of stickers from the Candy Dots add on. The only journaling on this finished page is the date. This is just playing and practicing. I actually like the above image better than the finished result. But it’s ok. I am learning… 🙂
The June Project Art kit also contains some fun vintage pieces and for my next page I tore some of them apart, and used gel medium to collage them onto my background.
After the gel medium had dried, I painted the entire page with some gesso.
Then I added Inktense Sea Blue and just because I wanted to give it a try, I first dissolved some of the Inktense pencil using gesso instead of water. It works really well! The pigment reacts right away, and the look is a bit softer than when using water.
I mixed the techniques of using gesso and water, to create my background. It looks pretty messy and ugly at this stage, but I knew I was going to layer things on top and it wasn’t a problem.
I then colored three of the sewing paper circles with mist.
I chalked the edges using a Prima edge chalker, and I also added some orange mist to the circle that I wanted to use in the middle of the flower I was creating. I glued the pieces together, adding some thread and one of the buttons from the kit, to the flower center. I took out one of the index cards from the Project Art kit and added everything to a glassine envelope.
I wrote my journaling on the index card, glued everything on to my page, and added a few sequins from the main kit. If my first page was just a page where I was practicing drawing, this is a page where I recorded this past week in my life and I wrote about all the “end of school year activities” that we’ve been attending. Just a small record of our everyday life.
I love the look of watercolours and all the spring blossoms gave me inspiration to try and paint some flowers. I don’t really know how to do this, so what I’ll be showing you is my very first experiment. 🙂 It was fun! I am sure I’ll doing more flower experiments.
I started out with a very loose sketch where I added a tiny amount of Inktense Fuchsia.
I used water and a brush…
I then wrote some journaling – about my garden and about the fact that although it’s not fabulous, and although I’m not really good at flowers, I love to watch things grow. I also added a couple of more flowers to the bottom of my page.
I added more Fuschsia to the flowers and I decided to make the background green.
I painted the center of the flowers yellow and I added a tiny amount of orange too…
I think it was the fact that the black text stood out so much, that made me want to add some thin black lines to the flowers. I used the Pitt Artist Pen from the Starter Kit, and tried to draw lines that were kind of sketchy and non-perfect.
To finish my page I added a couple of pieces of one of the doilies from the main kit.
For my third page I wanted to create a background using the Inktense, and then adding other items on top. I picked two colours and started adding them to my page. I tried to add the pencil with a loose hand, making it easy to dissolve the pigment.
I covered my entire page and when it was dry I went back, adding more colour to some areas.
I decided to add a third colour and when I was happy with the look and my page was dry, I used a stencil and added some gesso.
To finish my page I cut a piece of patterned paper and die cut a hole in it. I attached a piece of a doily using my sewing machine and I added a sticker from the Candy Dots add on. I also added some stamping to the top and bottom of my page – I love that stamp! The journaling on this page reflects my feelings today – I only have 2 more weeks before my vacation and I am longing so much!
I hope you enjoy playing with your Inktense pencils and all the other fun bits and pieces in the kit! I would love to see what you create!
Have a fabulous week!
Tags: Art Journal, Inktense Pencils, Project Art