Saturday, 4 August 2018

Life is a Puzzle: Art Journal Page

I am slowly catching up with the July prompts over on Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More: 'Puzzled'.  Week 2 was altered jigsaws; I chose to make a journal page using a suitable quote and altered some blank jigsaw pieces to add to it.
I started by preparing my background on a piece of mixed media card (18.5cm x 19.5cm).  First I blended Ripe Persimmon and Barn Door Distress Oxides all over the page.
Next, I blended over areas with Spun Sugar Distress Oxide, spritzed the page with water and dried it thoroughly.
Next I added interest by stamping some of the IndigoBlu Collector's Edition stamps (No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 10) and one of their Limor Webber stamps over the background in Archival ink (Monarch Orange, Red Geranium, Vermilion and Vibrant Fuchsia).
I took 6 pieces from an A5 blank jigsaw.
First I blended Spun Sugar Distress Oxide over the pieces, then sponged on some of the Rose Quartz Dylusions paint with a damp natural sponge.
I added stamping using some of the same stamps as for the background in Pink Peony, Magenta Hue and Vibrant Fuchsia Archival ink.
Finally, I stamped and heat embossed three of the Word Chain stamps by Claritystamp onto the pieces (Art from set 1 and Home and Family from set 2).  I used Onyx Black Versafine ink and a detail clear EP.
The pieces were glued to the background with one removed from the puzzle and added in the centre.
I stamped and heat embossed the word 'puzzle' onto the background in the same way as before, using the Word Chain Alphabet from Claritystamp.
The remainder of the quote was printed onto clear plastic using my Dymo Letratag and added it to the page. 'Life is a puzzle.  Putting it together is a challenge.'
I felt that the page was a little imbalanced so I worked on two further blank pieces of jigsaw in the same way as the others, then added them in the bottom right hand corner.  I used the word friendship from Word Chain set 8, masking off the end before inking up, stamping and heat embossing.
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