Monday, 16 April 2018

A Bit Box Collage Journal Page

This page was created for Explore Your Creativity Challenge 11 over on Junk Journals and Mindful Mixed Media Art (JJAMMMA).  The technique to be used was collage, using die cuts and cutting with a multicoloured colour theme.  I went into my bit box for off cuts, ready die cut items and bits of card that were big enough for die cutting and this is the result.
I worked on a piece of mixed media card (18.5cm x 19.5cm).  Strips of colourful paper trimmed from gelli prints, clean up sheets and left over backgrounds were glued down, sealed, dried and trimmed to form the background.
A coat of watered down white gesso knocked back the colours so that they wouldn't be too dominant.
I then started work on my focal points.  I found a die cut in my stash (from the Sizzix Mini film strip and mini tickets die designed by Tim Holtz).
I coloured it in the colours of the rainbow using Van Gogh oil pastels by Royal Talens.
Before adding it to the background, I glued a strip of Tim Holtz Dictionary Tissue Wrap behind the apertures.
Using the pointing hand die from the XCut die set (DXCU503253),  I cut seven hands in the colours of the rainbow using bits of card from my scrap box and added them along the top of the page.
Also in my scrap box,  I had a stamped, embossed and coloured pointing hand image which was added at the bottom left hand side.
I also had a die cut in black card, cut using the Find It camera die and this was added below the film strip too.

The quote 'A picture is worth a thousand words.' was hand journalled using one of the new Sakura Everyday Micron pens.  These are brilliant as they write over the top of gesso and unlike the previous versions, the nib doesn't get damaged if the page is slightly damp or has had an anti static pad used over it.
I finished by adding a picture that I had in my stash.  It is a stamped and coloured image on a piece of shrink plastic which had already been shrunk down.
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