Saturday 20 January 2018

Curiosity: Another Word for 2018

This is my second page in 2018 for Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More.  January's prompt is 'Words' and the second word that I chose for 2018 is 'Curiosity'.  My Amsterdam Acrylic Inks arrived yesterday and I was curious as to how I would get on with them; curious how they would work with different techniques and curious how they would mix together.  I simply had a play to create the background and had great fun doing so.
Working on a piece of mixed media card (18.5cm x 19.5cm), I added dots and drops of Primary Magenta ink onto the page and used a straw to blow the ink around.
I then did the same with some Primary Yellow ink.
I then moved onto Yellow Ochre; I also mixed a little orange using the first two colours and used a paint brush to dab around the edges of the page.
I then got into full on play mode and didn't remember to take any more photographs until I was finished with the background.  I mixed different shades of brown and dark orange adding a little Black and White ink to add shade and tone.  A darker border was added all round the edge and lots of spatters added, some of which were blown on sharply through a straw.  Once happy, I dried the whole page with my heat gun.
I chose one of the Paper Dolls by Tim Holtz to add as my focal point.  As the mother of three boys (now grown up), I was reminded of their eternal curiosity about the world.
The image was sealed with Distress Collage Medium, dried thoroughly, then the Caput Mortuum Big Brush marker by Faber-Castell was used to add shading all round the image.  The key word 'CURIOSITY' (one of the Quote Chips by Tim Holtz) was coloured using Ecoline pens and glued into place.
The sentiments were added from the Small Talk sticker book by Tim Holtz. I feel this page fits the key word, as well as continuing my stated intent with my first word choice for 2018: Dare.

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