Thursday, 4 August 2016

Wings of Time art journal page

Hi, crafty friends!
I am back today with a new project to share with you. 
I created an art journal page for a new challenge at Stamps and Stencils. 
Our hostess for this month is lovely Sue and she has chosen the theme 'Time To Take Flight'!.
Here is my art journal page I created for this challenge. 

Here is how Sue describes her challenge theme:
For this challenge I would like to see anything relating to flying, so this could be a bird or a butterfly or it could be an inspirational quote that includes words relating to flying ! As always, please remember we are a mixed media challenge and you must include either stamping or stenciling or both !

I started with some stamping using my black Archival ink, some Tim Holtz stamps and a white tissue paper. 

I used my handmade art journal and started to build my textured background. I cut out some shapes out of manila cardstock using my Tim Holtz's mixed media dies. I glued them down along with the stamped tissue paper pieces. Then I covered it with a coat of white gesso using my palette knife to add more texture onto my background.

I wanted to achieve some grunge look so I decided to cover the whole page with a diluted Decoart media cobalt teal acrylic paint. Then I mixed my Golden Quinacridone gold paint with my Golden glaze medium in satin and applied it over my teal paint. After a minute I used my baby wipe to remove the glaze. That is how I achieved a kind of a grunge rust/patina look.
I cut out a butterfly out of a piece of corrugated cardboard using the Tim Holtz's Layered butterfly die. I put a coat of Decoart black gesso and then used my Decoart chalky finish paint in dark brown. I used my Decoart Quinacridone gold paint randomly on top and while the paint was still wet I sprinkled some cinnamon to achieve that rust effect. I attached my Idealogy arrow previously treated with black gesso and my Decoart Lustres, in the middle of my butterfly. 

I decided to use some different types of alphabet stickers and Tim's Big talk stickers for the quote. I also used my Fine tip applicator with my black acrylic paint to handwrite the word OF. 

A close up look of the faux rust butterfly. 

I like how this grunge art journal page turned out and I hope that I have inspired you to create your mixed media piece for our 'Time To Take Flight!' challenge at Stamps and Stencils

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments! I read and appreciate each and every one of them!

Hugs! Branka xx


  1. Branka, I love your beautiful background layers and the wonderful color on this spread. That quote is brilliant! Thank you so much for another great challenge. Hugs, Autumn

  2. Dear Branka, this is a lovely journal page spread with a great textured background. I'm oohing and aahhing over that fine grungy patina there; I love how the rust gathers around the stenciling and that AMAZING rusted butterfly! I'm so inspired by your work! Big hugs, my friend!

  3. Absolutely amazing Branka!! Oh how I love your big butterfly, so majestic and rustic at the same time! Beautiful background, love your technique with the tissue and the texture looks amazing! What a wonderful sentiment, so true. Another gorgeous creation my friend, you blow me away every time. sending hugs :)

  4. Oh wow, Branka, this is absolutely stunning!! Your journal pages look amazing!! The background is fabulous!! I love the texture and colors!! The rustic butterfly is such a perfect focal point!! Wow!! You are such an inspiration my friend!! I love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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  5. You may call it a journal page, but I would say it is a marvelous work of art! I love the stamped tissue paper peeking underneath the coat of paint...great touch! Stunning make my friend!
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  6. This is a GORGEOUS grungy rusty and patina design. Love your patina painting technique (may have to borrow the idea) and of course you know how much I adore rust. Fantabulous handmade journal to include your equally fantabulous fringed up spread=winning! Wowzers, wowzers, wowzers B! Love this one! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

  7. what a wonderful spread and I love the sentiment - gorgeous work! Hugs rachel x

  8. Wow, wow, wow Branka, this is absolutely stunning! I love the patina effect you have achieved in the background and the rusty butterfly, with the rusty trail is gorgeous! I love the wonderful sentiment too. This is truly stunning!! Hugs, Anne xx

  9. I LOVE your journal pages Branka, fave colours of rust and teal .....but ooh! that rusted, corrugated, dripping butterfly is stunning. Gorgeous it! Ruth xxx

  10. Gorgeous journal pages and love the textured butterfly hun - Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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  11. Oh wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE it! Thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Sammy-x

  12. Fabulous journal pages Branka ! I love your rusty butterfly and the backdrop of teal. Sue C x

  13. What an amazing page spread - your rusty butterfly is stunning, and I love the rusty streaks too. Beautiful words too.
    Alison x

  14. Lovely journal pages Branka! Fantastic rust finish on your butterfly and grungy background sets it off beautifully ! Toni x

  15. Lovely journal page Branka, thanks for sharing it with us in the Anything Goes challenge at The Artistic Stamper - Debs DT

  16. Just popping back in to say: Thank you for playing along at altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x