Saturday, 3 February 2018

Discover: An Art journal Page

For my fourth and final journal page in response to the 'Words' prompt on Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More, I decided to use 'discover' as my inspiration.   For this page I decided to play with colour and see where the page led me.  I am so pleased with the final result and hope you like it too!
As I was going to be working with water colour media, I cut a piece of Crafter's Companion watercolour card to 18.5cm x 19.5cm.  The card was spritzed with water and Brusho pigments in Turquoise, Lime Green, Emerald Green and Prussian Blue were shaken on (through a small hole in the lid of each pot).  Further water and colour were added until I liked the result and then the page was dried with a heat gun.
I saw the impression of a landscape and decided to add further highlights with Sparkle Pens (Spectrum Noir/Crafter's Companion).  I have all the sets  (Spring/Summer, Autumn/Winter, Vintage and the Festive collection), so simply picked out all the shades of blue and green which seemed to go with the background, adding the colours with a water brush having created a palette on my glass mat.
Finally, I added some of the darkest green (Spruce) across the centre as a base for my word.
I recently discovered packs of wooden sentiments in sets of three in the Bare Basics collection by Papermania.  At £1 per pack I felt they would make great embellishments for art journal or mixed media pieces.  'Discover' comes in a pack with Life and Adventure.  I decided to leave the word bare as a contrast to the background and added it using Cosmic Shimmer acrylic glue.
A final touch was the addition of a phrase from the Small Talk Sticker set by Tim Holtz idea-ology.  I feel that the process that I used to create the page fits the message that I wanted to convey perfectly!

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