Tuesday 29 May 2018

The Earth Laughs in Flowers: An Art Journal Page

This art journal page was created in response to the May Challenge over on Mission Inspiration.  As usual there were 8 steps to follow, 3 suggested colours and 5 prompt words to choose from.
This was the prompt sheet for May; the next challenge starts on the first Saturday in June.
For my prompt, I chose Earth and the colours that I used were Fossilized Amber, Forest Moss and Rusty Hinge.  I worked on a piece of mixed media card (19.5cm x 29cm).  For the first step I added DecoArt Modelling paste through the Poppies stencil by Claritystamp using a spatula.
For step 2 I used all three colours of Distress spray from Rusty Hinge at the top, a little Fossilized Amber through the middle and Forest Moss at the bottom.  The excess was lightly dabbed off with a paper towel and the page dried thoroughly.
For step 3, I took the top off the Rusty Hinge spray and spattered drops onto the page.
I reversed steps 4 and 5.  First I stamped and heat embossed the butterfly from the Agapanthus stamp set (Claritystamp) onto a separate piece of card.  It was coloured using my Kuretake Clean Colour pens, fussy cut, then added to the page.
Only then did I add a piece of green twine to mimic the butterfly's flight path.
Before step 6, I replaced the stencil and emphasized the poppies using Distress paint in the same colours as before.
For step 6, I scribbled 'Flutterby, butterfly, show me how to fly' all along the twine using two colours of Staedtler Triplus fine liners.
Step 7 was achieved by punching five flowers out of book paper using the Martha Stewart Stamp and Punch set and adding them randomly.
Before the final step, I added my quote using a mixture of stamping and my Dymo Letratag.  The prompt word 'Earth' was stamped using the Claritystamp Word Chain Alphabet and heat embossed in Hunter Green embossing enamel.  I also scribbled around the punched flowers and the quote panels using the same fine liners as before.
To finish,  I added a scribble border round the page with the same pens.

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