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A page from my art journal

Erin Bassett - Art Journal - Faith Wings
Today I thought I'd share a page I made last week in my art journal.  As I mentioned before, I don't often share my art journal pages since I do them just for me, but I'm really digging this bird I put on this page and so I'm sharing.  ;)

Here's how the page looked when I was just starting out.

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I'd already gesso'd it, did an book-print image transfer, painted the green background, painted with some bubble wrap, and did some teal drippage.  

On the enclosure I had already gesso'd it, did the book-print image transfer, and then painted it a couple of shades of yellow.

Next, I stamped the birdcage onto the enclosure.

Erin Bassett - Art Journal - Faith Wings - Process2

And you know what goes in the bird cage...

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Now, she looks cute like that, but I wanted to kick her up a notch.  So I grabbed my Zig Emboss Writer and carefully colored her in.  Then I added some "sterling silver" embossing powder.

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And then of course I had to use my heat gun on it to melt the embossing powder.  

Wallah!  Now she's shiny silver!

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The only problem is, she looks like she's outside her cage....so I just took my black pen and drew the bars back in.

Ok, I also did the background pages...and words.  ;)

Erin Bassett art journal

Here's some close ups of the flowers in the back ground.  They are all Hero Arts stamps.

Also, if you look closely in the scallop border I doodled, you'll see circles in the center of each scallop...you can't tell in the photos, but they are nice and sparkly green thanks to my Zig Wink Of Stella glitter pen .

Erin Bassett - Art Journal - Faith Wings - CloseUp2b
Erin Bassett - Art Journal - Faith Wings - CloseUp1

Supplies: Flower & Leave stamps - Hero Arts; Bird Cage Stamp - MME; Bird stamp - Unity; Embossing Powder - Stampendous; Black Stamping Ink - StazOn; Embossing Pen - Zig; Green Glitter Pen - Zig Wink of Stella; Gray & Black - Pitt Pen; Brow Pen - Zig; Acrylic Paint - Golden and Delta Creative Ceramcoat; Gel Medium - Golden

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Sponsors: Kuretake/Zig, Hero Arts