Monday, January 3, 2022

2022 Art Journal Page with Masking

Hi crafters! Happy New Year! This is my first post of the year and I am looking forward to 2022 and the creative adventures that it will bring.

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We have a 'Something New' theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week. Since it is the first Monday of a new month the team is showcasing products by a specific designer/company and this week it is Carabelle Studio. You can find their gorgeous stamps, stencils and other products here. You don't have to use their products to join in the challenge, but it is always fun if you do. 

This month Estelle Palumbo aka Atouscrap is our guest designer. If you haven’t visited her blog before, I hope you will do so.

Layers of ink - Art Journal Page with Masking Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I usually make an art journal page as my first project of the year. This is a one-layer page done in my Small Creative Flip Journal. Masking and shading gives it the appearance of being dimensional or several layers. You can use the techniques for cards and tags too.

Layers of ink - Art Journal Page with Masking Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Ink with Distress Ink.

Start by inking the background with Distress Ink in neutral shades.

Layers of ink - Art Journal Page with Masking Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp with Simon Says Stamp Mixed Labels.

Stamp labels from Simon Says Stamp Mixed Labels on the background with brown ink. Let some of them hang off the edge. 

Layers of ink - Art Journal Page with Masking Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Mask the stamped images.

Stamp the same labels on Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper and cut out. 

Layers of ink - Art Journal Page with Masking Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Ink with Distress Inks, using an ink-blending tool.

Layers of ink - Art Journal Page with Masking Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Mist with water and water droplets. Let dry. Leave the masks in place.

Layers of ink - Art Journal Page with Masking Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.


Layers of ink - Art Journal Page with Masking Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Remove the masks and your labels will still be in the original inked color.

Layers of ink - Art Journal Page with Masking Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Add color with colored pencils.

Add shading to the labels with a black pencil. I also added color to the bubbles with pencils, using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I worked quickly and didn't aim for a perfect result.

Layers of ink - Art Journal Page with Masking Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Add highlights with a white gel pen.

Add highlights to the bubbles with a white gel pen.

Layers of ink - Art Journal Page with Masking Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp with Simon Says Stamp Document It.

This quote from Simon Says Stamp Document It is designed to fit the lines on this label from Mixed Labels. The sentiments were stamped with black ink.

Layers of ink - Art Journal Page with Masking Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I inked up the two words first, stamped and cleaned the stamp. Then ink the last three words. This is a simple way of stamping a long one-line sentiment in two lines.

Layers of ink - Art Journal Page with Masking Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Stories are magic for sure. The sentiment comes from Mixed Labels.

Layers of ink - Art Journal Page with Masking Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Add shading with a colored pencil.

I liked these two simple sentences together.

Layers of ink - Art Journal Page with Masking Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

In a close-up, you can see that I colored the bubbles fast and added the highlights in the same way. I also added white dots on the background.

I hope you will join us this week in our Something New challenge. You have a chance to win a $25 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. This challenge runs over two weeks. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.





Do you use Instagram? If so please add #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too.





Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! 

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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3 comments:

  1. Wow! Your card has so much dimension that when I saw it I thought the bubbles were acrylic and the labels glued on. I love the colors and all the interest in your composition.

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  2. Gorgeous journal page Anna-Karin :-) the background is fabulous! I love how you did the bubbles!! and the text labels are perfect!!

    Happy New Year!! Let's hope that 2022 is a better one ;-) xx
    luv
    Lols x x x

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