Friday 17 March 2017

Journal52 Week 10: Truth

Although I am sharing this page after the next prompt for Journal52 has already been released, I actually completed it on Tuesday; one of three art journal pages in one day.  That is a record for me, but as I work on Thursday and Friday, I prepare some of my blog posts in advance.  I arrived at the quote that I wanted to use quite quickly, but my idea about the page was very nebulous until I found a sheet of 12" x 12" K & Co. paper which had birds on it.  One of them contained the word truth and I went from there.

I wanted to use tissue paper in the background as I had on an earlier art journal page; this time I tore three colours into sections (light blue, dark blue and black) and layered them up over each other to create a gradient from light to dark down the page.  This is a technique that I will definitely return to, as I know from experience that sealed tissue paper takes stamping and embossing really well.

I had already fussy cut the bird containing the word truth and a second bird in a similar colour from the scrapbook paper and added them to the bottom of the page, sealing them with distress collage medium.  I must admit that I was tempted to consider the page finished at that point as I like the background so much, but I pressed on.

The next step was to add a 'sun'.  For this I used Dreamweaver gold embossing paste through the Burst decorative stencil designed by Sheena Douglass.  I added the centre of the sun free hand using a palette knife and dried it using a heat gun.

To add the moon, I stamped the large moon from the Trees and Moon stamp set by Claritystamp using Versamark ink, and heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder.  I then used the gold Aqua Tint to paint the centre of the moon, to give the effect of it appearing from behind clouds.

The word 'Truth' is from the Word Chain 12 stamp set by Claritystamp; it was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold detail embossing powder.
Finally, I used my Big Brush markers to add shading to the birds and added the rest of the quote (which was printed out using my Dymo Letratag as I don't have a printer in my craft shed).

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