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Monday, November 24, 2014

Art Journal - Quirky World

Beware! Very bright colours!!!
I am VERY happy with this one.
I had a plan for Psychedelic but it wound up Quirky. 
Mind you it did begin as a happy accident.
I was testing out a new Joggles stencil - Swirls
on the inside covers of the journal and ended up with
rather a lot of juicy ink left on the stencil.
So not wishing to waste any I flipped it and this was
the resulting print ( Dylusions Pomegranate seed)
 
 
My background was then built up using
Dylusions Luscious Leaves stencil
with distress inks, Squeezed Lemonade
and Wild Honey for funky checks.
Forest Moss & Mowed Lawn distress paint
for the upward leaves.
Shabby Shutters distress ink for rays at the bottom.
Sponged Seedless Preserves across the top.
Forest Moss paint for the hanging
leaves (Dylusions Leaf Flourish Stencil)
The word blocks were created on my computer
using my Cameo Silhouette Studio software;
Font - Billo
then printed onto regular card stock.
My figure was made up of collage images
from a set purchased on Etsy;
Crazy Paper Dolls - by Cemerony.
Thank you for looking.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Autumn Art Journal Page

This is page 17 in my journal.
Pages 15 & 16 are in various stages of completion.
I am totally thrilled with how this one
turned out! :0) :0)
Autumn - My favourite season to depict
in art work due to the fabulous array of colours.
I know summer is pretty but Autumn is full of
russet, gold, terracotta & greenish browns.
 
 
What this photograph does not show is the umpteen
layers that went into creating the depth of colour
in the background.
I lost count after 7 applications of paint and ink.
I stencilled the trees either side with my
homemade texture paste and the centre in brown
heavy body acrylic paint.
I made two "trunks" from chipboard for the outer
trees using chipboard as the stencil (CW Reverse Branches)
has no trunks on it.. Once the texture paste was dry the trees were first painted
with Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze in Chestnut Brown.
Once that was dry I added brown HB Acrylic paint sparingly
by dry brushing over the branches.
Fence is a Die cut as are the two birds.
Word Autumn - TH Chip block Alphabet
This was coloured with Ripe Persimmon Ink, covered
with Rangers Crackle Glaze & once dry
swiped over with Gathered Twigs.
Then of course I added my leaves!!!
TH Tattered Leaf die, some sprayed with
Dylusions; Ground Coffee/ Chopped Pesto
Tangerine Dream & Melted Chocolate
The rest were Gilded with Indigoblu Mega Flakes
Winter Dawn (silvery ones)
Chocolate Box (goldish ones)
I am extremely please with those leaves!!!!
Finally the wording strips.
These were computer generated & inked with Antique Linen.
The words are the first two lines taken from
the poem "Leaves" by Elsie N Brady.
“How silently they tumble down
and come to rest upon the ground.
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
beneath the trees without a care.
Content to sleep, their work well done,
colours gleaming in the sun.
At other times, they wildly fly,
until they nearly reach the sky.
Twisting, turning through the air,
‘till all the trees stand stark and bare.
Exhausted, drop to earth below,
to wait, like children, for the snow."
I wanted to use the whole of this beautiful poem,
but felt it would not look right on my page.