Saturday, July 20, 2013

July Artspiration Journal Page

a colorful journey     July Artspiration
Carolyn Dube at a colorful sends each of her newsletter subscribers a snippet of art to download and use. After you have made something with the free art you can email it to her and she will share it with all the subscribers.
This month I have chosen to make a journal page using the largest piece.
I first used Dylusions sprays to spray my blank page with similar colors for a base. In the piece of art I saw some balloons and a girls shorts outfit which brought to mind this stencil I have from Stencil Girl. I used Collage Pauge to put down the free piece of art which stayed pretty shiny even after it dried. I stenciled the girls head, arms, legs over the area where I saw the shorts outfit with gesso and it also placed her just right for me to connect up the balloons. I enhanced the balloons with some Distress paint also.
I went around the edges with Distress paints, a brush and some water to blend them all around to tie things together. Making sure you dry between each step. I then smudged some gesso around to soften things up some more.
I stenciled the Jump for Joy and exclamation points with Distress Ink Black Soot and used a Faber Castel White Pitt Pen which also made the white dots on the balloons. I also used Faber Castel Pitt Pens to do her hair and go around her and the strings on the balloons. I like how I connected her head and arms to her top, I wish I had been more conscious of connecting her legs, but this art journaling is still new and practice, practice. As I go along I know when I look back on these first journals I will be able to see my skills and style change (hopefully for the better).
I used some Christy Tomlinson rub-ons and a Tim Holtz dot background stamp with Ranger Black Archival Ink. I finished off the edges with some coral Gelato.
I'm pretty pleased with this page. I like the swirling energy I see when I look at it and it reminds me of a time in my life when I enjoyed some very happy carefree days.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G♥

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