It is full swing in the holiday season here at the Lemieux house!! I have been really inspired by this holiday season, so what do I do but document it in my Art Journal.
I recently bought the Shimmerz Christmas Set. It has some really awesome and rich colors. It reminded me of the big evergreen tree I have in my back yard. Even though it is not normally covered in snow, I love when it is because it is so beautiful. I wanted to recreate that look in my Art Journal. Take a look at what I did.
I also pulled out a bunch of the green sprays out. If you didn’t know I am in love with using the Shimmerz Sprays as watercolors. Even though I love the inklingz and creamer I just have really enjoyed splattering and using the sprays as washes. I mixed and blended the greens to look the branch of the evergreen. Just like in nature, you never see one true color but a bunch mixed together, I always keep this in mind when trying to paint something from real life.
I added the branch with brown Creameez, and highlighted the branch with a bit of olive branch Spritz. I then used a fine line bottle with Acritonez, In the Navy and Tar, Tar mixed with some airbrush medium to thin the paint out. This makes a nice consistency to doodle with. I also added some limb doodles too.
Later when the tree was dry, Truthfully I let it sit for a while, not quite sure what I wanted to add next. I love when my pages have this span of time. I don’t rush through finishing it up, I let it sink in so I can create something I love.
I used some inklingz and some gold mine Texturez with some regular modeling paste to get more of a coppery shimmer and texture with a circle cobblestone stencil. After adding some Widy Tidy Texturez and Puttin on the Glitz Pasteez paste it looks like it is covered in sparkly shimmering snow.
I added this stencil on both sides of my art journal.
I added hand stitched ornaments in various patterned paper on my spread too. I wanted them to look like they were hanging from the tree limb.
Each ornament is a bit different but with similar colors to look like they match with the spread, but with this Christmas themed spread.
I love this little bird. I wanted it to look like he was sitting on the ornament in the tree. Each of the ornaments have what looks like a string from the paint in my fine line bottle. I started with this to connect the ornament to the tree but looked like it had a metal piece holding it.
I added some creamer in thunderstorm which is a grey to give it that silver metal look. Then finished with some highlights with a silver paint pen.
Each of the ornaments has different stitching but in similar colors as well. I have to say this is my favorite part. The fun part, because as cool as the limb looks by it’s self now it feels like a Christmas Carol.
Which is where I got the idea for my sentiment.
Frolic and Play the Eskimo way… I used a variety of alpha stickers I had that helped pull out the feeling of my spread. It’s a simple sentiment but just has that feeling I was going for. Of being out in the nature enjoying the holiday season.
Here is one last look at the whole spread.
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Thanks for joining me today!! Can’t wait to share more with you later!!