Hello lovely people and Get Messians!
Today is my first share for the new season of Get Messy and I have to admit, I feel really uncomfortable with the theme of this season. I’ve done some list challenges in the past but it was always towards a more planner decorative style not art journaling. So after playing around with some different ideas, I decided to break the prompts. What I mean by that is that I’ll treat the prompts as words rather than full sentences and get some inspiration by different things that attract me. I’m not going to follow a “daily” list sort of strategy.
That being said let’s get into my first spread! For those that are part of Get Messy and know the prompts, the inspiration for this week came from list prompts 3 & 5 and art prompt 2 from the first set of prompts.
Before I get into the details, I have to say that this spread turned into one of my all time favorites. I really love it’s magical look.
I initially thought I’ll make a single side page so I grabbed some of my distress inks and started creating my first ink blending background. It was a really easy and fun process and I’m definitely going to do it more often. After I was happy with it I dropped a couple of water drops around the page and dabbed them using a paper towel. Distress inks are getting reactivated with water so you can pick some of the color to create fun effects. Since I had my pages prepped with gesso, when I picked the color, I ended up with super white marks and I loved it!
I added some more ink splatters using some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. The shine and texture they add to the page is really magical. It doesn’t show well on photos but in real it’s absolutely stunning.
Then I went through my art journaling scrap bin and found this lovely paper with a pink butterfly on it (if I’m not mistaken it came in one of the Get Messy swaps I participated in). The color was matching perfectly with the pink at the bottom of my background so I just cut around it and glued it on my page. I also added a piece of some Tim Holtz tissue paper that had a butterfly on it behind my cut piece.
I was just about to call it done when I saw a little pocket I had created to use in a scrapbooking layout. Immediately I felt that it was made for this page. The colors were matching perfectly.
So I grabbed another piece of that tissue paper and added a border on the right side of my page. Then I just added my pocket along with a few gold splatters to balance the pages.
I may go back in and add some hidden journaling in these pockets but for now I didn’t feel like doing so. Any of you that are part of Get Messy art journal are struggling with this season? How did you approach it?
I hope you enjoyed my spread and got a bit inspired to get your supplies out and start creating something. Don’t forget to check back next Wednesday for another art journal share.