Sunday, 25 November 2018

Pointillism Art Journal Page: Stag

It seems a while since I joined in with Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More.  I haven't yet completed the last page for the October prompts and this is the first page that I have created with the November prompts: Art Movements.  Week 1 was Pointillism and I enjoyed using my masks in a different way to help me create this page.
I used a number of Claritystamp masks and a stamp to help me make up the layout of the page.  I started by stamping the Stag Outline stamp in Antique Linen Distress Oxide onto a piece of mixed media card (18.5cm x 19.5cm).
I used the mask which comes with the stamp set around the image and brushed Burnt Umber Artistry ink through the aperture using a Clarity stencil brush.
With the mask still in place,  I added dots of metallic black paint on the hooves and antlers using a ball tool.  The rest of the stag was coloured building up layers of dots in Rich Oak Shimmer paint, Gathered Twigs Distress paint and then a mixture of Gathered Twigs with a little Pearl Shimmer paint to add shading.  I switched to cotton buds for adding the paint part way through as I preferred the effect.  Once the paint was touch dry, I removed the mask.
Next,  I masked off the stag itself using the mask inner and added the Hills & Mountains mask and a moon mask from Claritystamp onto the page.  Midnight Blue Artistry ink was brushed across the page at the top and bottom, then a little Aged Stucco added along the bottom.  A spot on sponge, copy paper and Midnight Blue ink added a shadow below the stag.
Chipped Sapphire Distress Paint was dotted all over the sky using cotton buds.
Faded Jeans Distress paint coloured the bottom part of the sky and below the feet of the stag. 
For the snow I used Tumbled Glass mixed with Picket Fence along the bottom and added a little Iced Spruce Distress Paint to those colours as I moved up the page.
Once the hill mask and the moon mask were removed, the outer moon mask was put in place and a blend of Fossilized Amber, Hickory Smoke and Picket Fence paint used to colour the moon.  The mountains were coloured using a mix of Picket Fence and Hickory Smoke paint.  Once touch dry,  the remaining masks were removed, revealing the stag against the background.
I did consider adding a sentiment using one of the Small Talk stickers or a Quote Chip, but I decided to leave the page to speak for itself.
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