“Giraffe Wisdom” Art Journal Process

img_1794It might sound corny, but Jane Davenport art supplies absolutely inspire me!  I love the whimsical nature, the bright colors, the dream-like art that you can create with her supplies.  Recently, I purchased several new Jane Davenport stamp sets from Scrapbook.com, and I busted them out for my most recent art journal entry!

This entire page is centered on a beautiful stamp of a young woman.  I began the entry by stamping her on the left side of the page using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.  Then, I sketched in an over-the-top skirt for this lovely girl to wear.  The plan was to eventually transform her skirt into a floral dream that evolved into a hillside.  Where did I get this idea?  I don’t know, but it came to me almost right away when I saw the stance of this girl stamp.  That’s what I am talking about with Jane Davenport supplies, they really speak to me and inspire me to create!

img_1786For the background of the page, I began with blending a couple of different Distress Oxide inks.  Then, to add more whimsy and interest, I grabbed my Jane Davenport bright watercolors and used what I lovingly called the “smoosh” technique.  Basically, you drop some watercolor onto a piece of plastic wrapping.  Then, you “smoosh” the plastic onto different parts of the background, creating an interesting textured look.  The background got very busy, very fast, which is often the case with mixed media!  To tone it down just a bit, I used a floral masking stencil and Dusty Concord Distress Oxide ink..

img_1787The skirt of my beautiful stamped girl came together with watercolors and stamped floral pieces.  I also grabbed the stamp of a giraffe from the “Giraffe Wisdom” set and stamped it on a spare piece of yellow paper that I had watercolored on the top of.  I used that same piece of yellow paper to cut out a variety of stars that would work really well to tie the whole entry together.

This was such a fun art journal entry to work on, and I am completely in love with the new “Whimsical and Wild” stamps from Jane Davenport.  What art supplies are currently inspiring you?  Let me know in the comments below!

Keep it creative,

-The Scrappy Wife

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Published by Elisa

I'm a mom of 3 who loves all things creative! My current passion is bible journaling, a creative outlet that has really shaped my faith journey. I'm also excited about diving into some memory-keeping projects and dabbling in a bit of art journaling.

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