Sunday, February 16, 2014

Second Art Journal Page - France

I am very pleased how this turned out :)
I started the page by cutting up a whole 12" sheet of paper and then sticking it to my page randomly.
The paper I used was Madame Payraud from Papermaina
 I used a sheet made up of advertisements and had the image of the Eiffel Tower.
 I put them the right way up but thought they looked better
moved around as opposed to laid down as a whole sheet.
I then applied torn pieces of the Madame Payraud Tissue over several sections to soften the imagery.
I got the idea for the frame from this Art Journal Page by Shari Caroll
The main image was printed onto a piece of canvas. I bought it some time ago from a website.
I covered the frame with the tissue paper as well and coloured it with ink - Frayed Burlap.
I added gesso circles for some interest and glued the word PARIS cut from the paper.
I then took an Inkylicious stamp to add random swirl imagery around the page.
Once dry, I covered the whole page with regular golden gel medium to seal.
The word FRANCE is die cut using Tim Holtz Chipblock Alphabet from
a piece of card covered with metal tape, coloured with Oregano & Espresso Alcohol inks.
To add a little more interest I added a die cut door hinge inked and embossed.
Shading was applied with a Pitt Pen - Big Brush in Raw Umber
and some colour to warm up the greys & browns with Purple Violet.


Carol Q said...

beautiful Paula!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Buttons said...

That is fantastic Paula. Such a beautiful vintage feel. Jenny x

penibear said...

A lovely page, with a great vintage vibe. Gorgeous!! xx

Lys Scrap said...

A beautiful page! I like how you used Madame Payraud's papers. I just bought one pad and I start to play with them...