Monday, 27 August 2018

On Your Travels Summer 2018: A Journal Page

This is the second page for the On Your Travels theme, which is the August prompt over on Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More.  I decided to base this page on our recent summer holiday in Yorkshire.
I worked on a piece of mixed media card (18.5cm x 19.5cm).  Using an old AA road map, I tore out the relevant pages for the places that we had visited and arranged them over the page; gluing them in place and sealing them with Distress matte collage medium.  Once dry, the edges were trimmed.
The background was knocked back with white gesso, then the names of the places that we had visited were outlined using a fine, black Posca pen.
I stamped or die cut icons to represent the places that we visited.  The Spellbinders Tudor Rose Collection was used to die cut the White Rose of Yorkshire.  It was coloured using my Royal Talens Ecoline pens and matted up.  The stamped images were largely fussy cut using the direct scan option on my Brother Scan N Cut (except the train which was fussy cut by hand).
I found a detailed plan of the centre of York and added it to the page.  The train was coloured and put in place to represent our visit to the National Railway Museum.
To cover up the bare areas of background, I added Amsterdam acrylic in Manganese Blue Phthalo in the top right corner to extend the sea.  The Dracula icon (Stamper's Anonymous / Tim Holtz Monstrous), which had been coloured in using Ecoline pens was also added near Whitby on the map.
The rest of the background (apart from the city centre map) was coloured in the same way using Permanent Green Deep Amsterdam acrylic paint and the boxes around the
place names further emphasized using the same Posca pen as before.
The next step was to add the remaining icons, once they had been coloured in using the Ecoline pens.  I had an ice-cream when we visited Goathland on the way to Whitby.  The tent represents the fact that we camped; the aeroplane represents our visit to the Yorkshire Air Museum and the coffee cup reminds me of calling in to see a crafty FB friend.
It only remained to add dates and some journaling, using the fine black Posca pen, to finish off the page.
This is a great reminder of our first holiday without children in over 25 years; even though it was only for four nights, we had a thoroughly enjoyable time.
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