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.

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I added some stamping along the edge of the page and I used the Ink Black pencil for the hair.

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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… 🙂

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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.

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After the gel medium had dried, I painted the entire page with some gesso.

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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.

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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.

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I then colored three of the sewing paper circles with mist.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I used water and a brush…

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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.

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I added more Fuschsia to the flowers and I decided to make the background green.

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I painted the center of the flowers yellow and I added a tiny amount of orange too…

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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.

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To finish my page I added a couple of pieces of one of the doilies from the main kit.

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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.

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I covered my entire page and when it was dry I went back, adding more colour to some areas.

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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.

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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!

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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!

Anna CD blog


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9 Comments

  1. sherry c

    Gorgeous art, Anna! I love them all but esp. the soft flowers and journaling page. TFS!

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  2. amberca

    Anna, you are so blow my mind talented!!! I love your artwork so much, never stop!

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  3. Lisa Saunders

    Anna, this makes me want to grab for my art journal. Great blog post. x

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  4. Karenp

    Love this Anna ! Can’t wait to play w my kit now!

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  5. kelly

    anna, your works is gorgeous and very inspiring!

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  6. Ronda

    This is where you shine so bright Anna! Completely lovely!

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  7. Zarah

    I. Love. This.
    Anna rocks. 🙂

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  8. Ashley

    Anna, you are so talented! I am completely envious of your drawing abilities!

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  9. Denise M

    Anna this is so amazing.
    I love your drawing.

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