The spirit of a fairy junk journal cover by Danni

by Danielle Scholz

Introducing Danielle (aka Dannii) Scholz…..

I am a crazy, fun loving, mixed media artist and a very busy, creative florist and all round crafter, and have been arting & crafting since my early teens – I’ve always had an itch or need to draw and art for as long as I can remember.

In my early years of paper crafting, I dedicated myself to Cardmaking and Copic colouring & graduated from learning to teaching at local scrapbook stores where I found my “tribe”, my community, and I’ve made lifelong friendships with very talented, like minded artists and crafter’s. I started taking art journaling classes with a store that specialised in mixed media and art journaling. Here I found my real passion and was truely immersed in the art of creating in journals. Art journaling has brought me so much joy and I am always excited and inspired for the next project.

I now work with that mixed media store as a mixed media & art journalist teacher, with regular teaching classes over the last few years. I am grateful to Crafter’s Cupboard for my regular art journaling classes and I enjoy teaching and learning new skills and really enjoy the friendships created through art.

I have developed a versatile experience in mixed media and art journaling and look forward with much enthusiasm to my design team term with Scrap FX.

To learn more about what I do,  you can also follow me on my social media pages and YouTube –  “Being creative is not a hobby it is a way of life.”

 

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Hi crafty peeps,

It’s Dannii here for my first Design team project and Blog post.

So for my first project, I thought I would start with the new October release rice paper -Fairy Face and the new stamp set fairy wings. To design a bright and cheerful cover for my lace kit junk journal by Scrap FX.

I prepped the cover with two coats of gesso and then reinforced the spine and edges of the cover with washi tape.

Hopefully this will give the cover a bit more durability whilst I work in it.

I then selected a few Paper Artsy paints to create my background in a bright pop of colours and randomly stamped the background with a few selected ScrapFX stamp sets.

Using the Fairy face rice paper. I selected the smaller image and wording and cut the pieces required out. Giving the backside of the rice paper a light coat of gesso. This technique was applied as I didn’t want my rice paper to become translucent when I glued the image down. My background was quite busy and I wanted the face to become more of a focal point on my cover then to blend into the background.

I used a gel medium to glue the rice paper down and then lifted the neck area up so I could stamp the wings out on a smooth card stock and place them under the rice paper creating wings for my fairy. Once again I glued the rice paper and wings down using the gel medium and then gave the entire piece a coat of clear gesso.

Once the cover was dry I used a grey lead and permanent ink pen to define the features of the face and then using watercolours, coloured pencils and art pens I coloured my fairy in. I also used a white gel pen and posca paint pens to highlight and create some mark making to give the background a bit more visual interest.

Using a bit of scrap card stock I glued the rice paper saying down and I finger painted the left over paint to prep it to stamp on and painted a small gold square to create a hand drawn crown. Once the card stock was dry I stamped the Scrap FX rose garden stamp onto the card. As well as stamping it on the back cover of the journal.

Then I fussy cut the words, the roses and some leaves out. the saying was inked and arranged on the front cover and a small spray of flowers arranged on the fairy shoulder and paper pieced on the rose stamped image.  her gold crown was added to her hair.

A little scribbling around the image to make sure it was well imbedded into the background and I inked up the edges of the cover with black ink and a bit of black paint splatter all over the project.

finally my fluro pencils were coloured over the top of the roses to highlight the colours and make them pop.

I hope you have enjoyed my process and encouraged to use your ScrapFX rice papers.

I have a YouTube video attached below so you can watch the process please just click the image below to view the video

https://youtu.be/s4Oca7AW5_0

Thank you for sticking around and I”ll see you again shortly in another Scrap FX tutorial

The Scrap Fx products used this project

Chicken Wire Stamp Harlequin StampRose Garden stampCircle collage stampsJunk Journal Kit LACEFairy Face collage paperWings A stamp

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