Monday 10 July 2017

JJJAMA Challenge 24: Orange, Green, Purple, Witchcraft

Just made it under the wire before the next challenge begins.  I would have hated to miss one as I have participated with the Junk Journals Junkies and Mindful Art challenges since I joined this amazing group.  This is the first challenge that I've completed in different groups with this particular colour combination that I really love; I decided to go for bright!

I started with a favourite way of mine to create a quick background.  I tapped some orange Brusho powder and Burnt Orange Pixie Powder over the page and blended them out with Distresss Collage Medium (Matte).

As you can see, this didn't create the vibrant background that I was looking for, so I dribbled some Safran Izink Pigment ink over both pages and painted it out with a large, damp flat brush.  I nearly forgot to take a picture of the difference before adding the background stamping.  As this ink creates a non porous finish it meant that I would be able to use my Big Brush markers later on for blending round the focal images.
I decided to keep the background to shades of orange and use purple and green for colouring the focal images.  I stamped in Archival ink; Orange Blossom, Monarch Orange and Venetian Orange and used all of my favourite Stampers Anonymous stamps from the Documented, Ledger Script, Slight Alterations and Classics #6 designed by Tim Holtz and the Drips and Dirt set (The Art of Brett Weldele). 
For the focal images I used The Potions dies by Sheena Douglass and die cut two of the small vial and long necked bottle and one each of the others from Sheena's stamping card.  I stamped the labels from the matching stamp set (Strange Brew) onto the larger potion bottles, masked them with Pebeo drawing gum and then stamped the bottle outlines using the coordinating stamp for each die (Jet Black Archival ink).  To colour each bottle I used a mix of Kuretake Clean Colour pens in Olive Green, Deep Green and Deep Violet as well as Aqua Tints (#21, #22, #37, #56).  Once dry the drawing gum was removed and a 0.5 Letraset pen used to write on the labels.  The potion bottles were then arranged and glued into place with acrylic glue and Faber-Castell Big Brush Markers in Orange Glaze, Terracotta and Sanguine were used to blend around and below the images to blend them into the background.
Finally, the famous Shakespeare quote was added using the Word Chain Alphabet by Claritystamp and Deep Purple Archival ink.

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