Wednesday, September 20, 2017

One Bad Ass Art Journal 2017 week 7

Hello and happy hump day peeps!
Today I'm sharing another page (or in this case, pages), completed for
my Bad Ass Art Journal class.
I completed week 7! Woo Hoo!
This week's instructor is none other than

Here are the pages I created following her tutorial:

I didn't have the weathered wood medium, but I do have crackle paste, and that's what
I used for this project. I layed it on thick in some areas, and thinner in others to 
achieve different sized crackle. I just used a paint brush to apply it, and I love the
added texture that left on my pages!

I also happen to own this awesome stamp set by Tracy called Wine Time,
so of course I needed to use it. I masked the grape bunch to make it look
like they were hanging off the edge of the page. Using DecoArt Americana and Media Fluid
acrylic paints, I painted the images. Once dry, I went over the outlines using
both a small and bold F-C Artist PITT pens.
My sentiment was not my first choice. I had printed and cut out the quote,
"Wine is bottled poetry" by Robert Louis Stevenson. But when I adhered it
with matte medium, it smeared so bad! Lucky for me, I happen to
have accrued almost a dozen various stamp sets all to do with
drinking alcohol of some type, and found one large enough to cover
my oops. Crisis averted.

Here are some close ups:

So that's it for now. Thanks for visiting, and thanks to Tracy Weinzapfel
again for such a fun tutorial!
Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:


hand made art journal
DecoArt Americana acrylic paint - Irish Moss, Ultra Blue Deep, Holly Green, Raw Umber, Napa Red, Dioxazine Purple, Purple Pizzazz
DecoArt Media acrylic paint - Carbon Black, Titanium White
Golden Gesso
various paint brushes
water mister
Delta - Metallic 14K Gold acrylic paint
Dreamweaver - Crackle embossing paste
Ranger- Adirondack acrylic paint - Stream
Dare2BArtzy/Totally Tracy stamps - Wine Time
STAMPlorations - Mixed Media Grunge stamps
Hampton Arts - LOL stamps - Wine On
Staz On - Jet Black ink
Faber Castell - PITT Artist pens, bold & small
General's black pastel chalk pencil
Strathmore - mixed media paper
heat gun
Inkadinkado masking paper
DecoArt - Americana gloss sealer spray


  1. Wow, wow and wow again! This is fab, Chris - great crackle and a sentiment I wholeheartedly endorse, Jo x

  2. This looks amazing .... love the crackle and the sentiment. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  3. Awesome journal spread, Chris! I love the crackle effect, and the glass and grapes are so rich and beautiful! Great job hiding the smear, too.... That sentiment really is perfect here!

  4. A beautiful page, and of course I love your sentiment :) :) Thanks so much for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge.

    Majo DT ♥


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