hello sweethearts! REV IT UP time! REV it up dare no. 13 is here!!
I thought I just needed a little break of 2 weeks, but it turns out it was a break of about 6 weeks :O. But hey, who’s counting, right? I needed it apparently. And it is totally OK to take time for yourself whenever you need that. Luckily I really feel energized again and doing my dares. The rest was good for me. I will change the tempo of the dares. From now one, I will create a dare every 2 weeks, in stead of every week. You will have more time to work on it to (after my email announcing I was taking a small break, I got so many sweet reactions and lots of you thought that every week was a bit killing :). So that is a win win for both of us! I will make a dare every other week. For now. Because the best part for me is: I can change that up whenever I feel the need (to more or less). Be nice to you too!
and this week the dare is TAKE TIME. And seriously, what a coincidence?! I premade a list with prompts at the beginning for the whole year. And after READ I decided to have a break. When I picked it up again, I saw the new prompt was TAKE TIME. haha! That can not be a coincidence, right?! So I already did take time before I even saw the prompt. For this page I was so inspired by Mary Wangerin, she uses a pictures a lot in her art journals, and edits them with art supplies. I am so inspired by her work, so I needed to try that too! Go check out her Instagram for more inspiration!
For now, here’s to another week, another creative play for you!
Prompt: TAKE TIME
Exercise: Use and edit a picture in your art journal.
I came up with this page
How did I make this page?
Of courese I have used my own favorite artjournal! And these supplies:
- Ecoline Brush Pens (color: 654)
- white pen (my new favorite: Molotow acrylic 127HS-CO, 16 signal white, bullet shapet)
- stencil Elisabeth Craft, designer Ilse Kleijer. Stencil is called: Spring Flower Mandala.
- black StazOn ink.
- small butterfly stamp
- posca pens pc-1m (light green, green), set
- golden teal acrylic paint
- Amerciana acrylic paint Sea Aqua and True Blue
- A big picture of you (or of something else of course :). I have printed my picture on A5 size, the size of my artjournal
- Glue stick or any other glue to get your picture into your journal
- brush for the acrylic paint
glue your picture in your art journal. I have printed my picture A5 size, so it would cover my complete art journal page.
pick the paint you want to use and put it in a tray. I have used Teal from Golden, Sea Aqua and True Blue from Americana. I didn’t shake well, so that’s why you see a lot of oil, haha.
exciting! adding paint to your picture! If you really think this is a bit too exciting for you, take another picture to practice on! Because I know I want to use the stencil, and looked at to where that will be on my picture, I have made some sort of a line so I know where to stop painting 🙂
And than you simply go paint! Add colors. You might need multilple layers because for me it was not covering my picture up in 1 go. That is of course totally dependent on what kind of paint you are using. But go & experiment!
I saw I had a little bit of white space still left of my A5 artjournal, and decided to paint that too! White is just white right?! And as you can see, after the second layer of paint, it is covering it up nicely.
I wanted to let the acrylic paint dry before I would go over with stamps and pens. So meanwhile I will start working with my stencil. Notice where you place your hand…. I just placed my hand onto the wet paint, so made smudges. Ah well, story of my life hey 🙂
Decide to put your stencil in a way you want to use it. And than go over the lines with the white acrylic pen of your choice.
this is the in between stage of the white lines. You have to push the stencil down sturdy, otherwise the white will come under (depends again on what kind of white acrylic pen you are using). This one from Molotow gives a lot of paint, so it can smudge easily.
And I figured I wanted more blue paint to also write my title / quote in there. So I simply added more paint.
When your acrylic paint is really dry, you can start stamping. I have used this cute little butterfly stamp.
I have stamped it randomly on the blue paint.
And because I have added blue paint on the bottom left corner, I stamped 1x there too. I also make sure I have enough room for my title. On the top right of the picture you can see a tag. That was my inspiration tag for the colors and doodles! I have made lots of tags like this and they are a great inspiration starter!
I have handwritten the title / quote with my white acrylic pen from Molotow (on top of this page you will find a list of supplies & links). “trust the timing of your life”. Love this quote and a good thing for me to think of, especially when I am very very very impatient. Everything will come as it is suppose to come.
Big advantage of the StazOn ink is that is dries very quickly. So I colored the butterflies a bit with my posca pens. This is light green.
the butterfly on the bottom left is colored with an Ecoline Brushpen. And on the top right with my white acrylic pen of Molotow and green posca pens. I have also added the white acrylic pen more to my stencil lines. I thought those were a bit to small.
And I figured the blue acrylic paint ‘needed’ something. So I am going to add small stripes across a lot of the blue paint.
And on the other side I have made small hearts. On the right of my picture I also added “TAKE TIME”. And so dumb: I have added two small dots to my eyes with my acrylic paint pen. But it does not look the way it was in my head. haha! Ah well, they are already there now so be it! Lesson letting go people!
And I love this end result! It is so much fun to work with a picture like this! And create a beautiful art journal page. I can think up a 1000 more ways to do this. A new challenge for your artjournal!
And rapapapa, another art journal page done!
Some more details pictures:
so this was already my THIRTEENTH REV IT UP DARE. And I am having fun every single time. I hope you do too! If you are looking for more fun and free inspiration, check out all my free ideas & video’s HERE.
I hope you liked this dare and I mostly hope you are going to play along! If you want me to see your beautiful creations (and I cannot wait to see them!), you can tag me on Instagram with @revlie but you can also use the hashtags #revitup #revitupdare #revitup2020 #revitupdare2020 #revlie #thecreativeplayground. I will & come looking for you to give some love!
Thanks again so so much for PLAYing along. I hope you had a great time and I’ll see you next week!