Sunday, 10 December 2017

Opposites: Day and Night

Having made the first of my Festive pages last week for Art Journal Prompts, I decided to go back and complete the previous prompt: Opposites.  This brings me nearly up to date.  Once I have completed the last three festive pages, I will have completed all 52 prompts for 2017.
I chose to divide my page (18.5cm x 19.5cm) into two by measuring 4cm down on the left, 4cm up on the right and drawing a line diagonally across the page.  A piece of copy paper covered each half in turn and Broken China and Black Soot Distress Oxides were blended in a solid block over each section to create the backgrounds for 'day' and 'night'.
Working on the 'day' half first, I used the Clouds mask by Claritystamp and a damp wet wipe to remove colour and reveal the outlines of the clouds.
Next, I used a white Neocolor II crayon to emphasise the edges of the clouds and a waterbrush to add texture, remove further colour in places and to blend out the hard lines of the Neocolor II crayon.
Moving onto 'night', I covered the top section with copy paper and added the outer piece of the Snow Globe Outline mask (Claritystamp)  to create a moon.  Colour was removed with a waterbrush; Neocolor II crayons in greys and white used to add details, then two stamps from the Drips and Dirt stamp set (Stamper's Anonymous) stamped in Archival ink (Jet Black, Watering Can) and Moonlight White Brilliance ink for further texture.
The inner part of the mask was then used to cover the moon and Sparkle pens in Silver and Moonstone were watered down and flicked over the night sky with a fan brush.  Once dry, spatters of watered down white gesso were added in the same way.
It simply remained to add the words 'day' and 'night' (deliberately in the opposite section of the page each time) using Versamark ink, the Word Chain Alphabet by Claritystamp and white and black embossing powders.
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