Thursday, 27 September 2018

A Colour Combination Outside My Comfort Zone: Art Journal Page

I finally caught up with week 3 of the September prompt over on Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More: Art Journal Frenzy; use colours outside your comfort zone.  I was waiting for a friend to come over, as I knew that she would pick colours for me that would fit the prompt and she did!  Having said that, I'm really pleased with the final page.
She chose five Artistry inks (Claritystamp) from my stash: Aged Stucco, Lime Kiss, Fancy Fuschia, Rich Mocha and Fall Fiesta.  The first two ink pads had never been used and I would never have chosen this combination for myself as I like greens and blues.
The first thing that I did was to go through my stash of papers and choose a selection to match the colour palette.
I used the Lime Kiss ink pad to add colour to one of the papers as it didn't really match.
First I added one of the papers to a 18.5cm x 19.5cm piece of mixed media card to create a quick background.
I cut pieces from the remaining papers, die cutting some houses and trees using the Marianne mini Christmas village die set from others, then laid them out to create a scene.
Once I was happy with the layout and had a photo of it, I started adding interest to the background.  I blended Rich Mocha ink through the Sunshine stencil from Claritystamp.
I used the same ink to stamp the script stamp from the journaling set (also Claritystamp) onto the sun, darkened the edges, then over stamped with Fall Fiesta before adding it to the page.
I also used second generation stamping of the script stamp in Aged Stucco ink over the background.
This was followed by the harlequin stamp from the same set, stamped in Fancy Fuchsia.
Before I added each section of landscape to the background, I added stamping for interest.
script stamp + Aged Stucco
I used Monarch Orange Archival ink on the glitter card as I didn't think that the Fall Fiesta dye based pad would dry.
Script stamp + Aged Stucco


I didn't add any stamping to the final piece as it was already patterned.
 Once the houses and trees had been added, I sealed the page with matte distress collage medium and dried it thoroughly.
This allowed me to use my Faber-Castell Big Brush markers to add shading.  They were blended out with a Pergamano blending pen using several different nibs.
One of the Tim Holtz quote chips was coloured using Fall Fiesta and Lime Kiss inks, before being added to the page.
Finally, three of the Small Talk stickers (Tim Holtz idea-ology) were coloured in Aged Stucco, Lime Kiss and Fancy Fuchsia and added to the page.  They were outlined using a dark brown Sakura everyday micron pen.
I feel that the sentiments that I have used fit the prompt. really well.

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