Tuesday 1 April 2014

Art Journal Page - Little Bird

Created in my Lyrics Journal and recorded for You Tube.
Lyrics from:
Little Bird By Annie Lennox
Strathmore Visual Journal (Mixed Media paper)
Dylusions Sprays (Pre-Ranger Colours): Burnt Orange, Vanilla Custard, Hot Pink
Rubber Stamps: Impression Obsession - Beauty Text
Archival Inks: Chrome Yellow, Magenta Hue, Monarch Orange, Hydrangea, Deep Purple
Stencils: Crafter's Workshop (Mini Cosmic Swirl); Stencil Girl (Circle Rays, Tall Birds)
Silks Acrylic Glazes: Sunburst, Pink Anthurium, Spicy Tomato, Iris Petal
Patterned Papers: Fancy Pants (Aged Florals -Love Bird); First Edition (Daydream)
Golden Soft Gel Medium
Scissors: Tim Holtz, Pergamano
Washi Tape - Unbranded Ebay find
Stabillo CarbOthello Pastel Pencils - #335, #385 & Black
Paper Stump
Dies: Memory Box (Nestled Bird, Flying Birds, Resting Birds)
Sakura Stardust Pen: Violet Sparkle
Posca Paint Pens: Pink, Yellow, Purple
Computer Generated Text (Printed onto Matt photo Paper/ Font: Things We Said)
Craft Knife, Cutting Matt, Metal Ruler
Ranger Cut N Dry Foam


  1. Absolutely LOVE this Rach! So many little elements make such a big WOW statement in your artwork ... its wonderful in every way! <3

  2. C'est superbe et poétique. Merci Rachel

  3. Fantastic, Rach! I'll admit, I wasn't too sure at first, but by the end I loved it. As always, it was great fun to watch the evolution of your page. I particularly liked the addition of the smaller birds, they really finished the page off beautifully.


  4. Love your art work. Everytime I think "aaah, now you're done" you add another element and it turns out better! Plus I get some great ideas. Thank you!

  5. Have just discovered your videos on you tube, love your work, it is amazing. I am new to the world of mixed media/art journals and am blown away by all the different techniques that you use.

  6. Oh dear... Believe me...... I'm soaking inspiration from your art. Love what you share. When I see there's a new video from you I feel my day has been brightened !!!!! Thanks a lot !!!!
    Hugs from SPAIN

  7. ¡Qué bonito!!! Me encanta!!

  8. Thank you for your videos; they are inspiring to say the least! I wonder if you could tell us the font you used for this page...?

    1. Hi Terri, Thefont is called "Things We Said"

  9. Really fabulous page. I love the cute details and your fantastic technique.

  10. Beautiful ... I just love watching your process!! Did you seal or do anything to the computer generated text to stop the ink from running? I have an inkjet printer and have trouble with prints getting wet. Thank you for sharing your lovely art work with us. Kate

    1. Hi Kate,
      All inkjet images are prone to ink issues, but how much the inks move really depends on the brand. I find printing on matt photo paper helps a little, and I will often seal them a little with matt medium before use, one swipe with the medium, then leave it to dry, then go back again after drying if you missed a spot, but don't go over the same area twice without drying it first ;-)