Sunday 5 August 2018

If You Are Not Big Enough To Lose...: Art Journal Page

The July prompt over on Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More is 'Puzzled'.  The final week's sub category is 'Wild Card';  I chose to use a board game that I enjoy as my inspiration for this page.  For some reason my family doesn't enjoy playing this with me; if they do, I have to be a single player and play against teams of relatives lol.  Just because I like collecting trivia and have a good memory...
As usual I worked on a piece of mixed media card (19.5cm x 18.5cm) ready to add into my 8" x 8" wire bound journal.  I started by sticking down a piece of the Tim Holtz Melange Tissue Wrap which seemed to fit various categories of the Trivial Pursuit game.
I added a piece of map (Geography), some book text (Art & Literature) and some of the 7Gypsies Numero tissue as well as skeleton leaves (Science & Nature).
Finally, I added an image from an old library book of my favourite queen (History) and some pictures from an old Oatcake; the fanzine of the team that I support (Stoke City) to represent Sport & Leisure.
The completed background was given a wash of watered down white gesso.
I created a winning Trivial Pursuit piece by dividing an ATCoin into 6 using a fine, black Posca pen and colouring the segments in the colours representing the question categories using my Royal Talens Ecoline pens.
Before I added the piece to the background, I gave it the page a wash of Blue Violet Amsterdam Acrylic.
To make a border, I blended Black Soot Archival ink through a section of the Chevron mixed media stencil from Imagination Crafts.
As I was intending to add a quote printed on white paper, I added splatters of Titanium White Amsterdam Acrylic and wrote the names of the quiz categories round the edges of the page using a fine, white Posca pen.  I also added white highlights to the game piece.
Finally, the quote that I had planned the page around was printed in a medium font using my Dymo Letratag; added to the page and given a border using a black Posca pen.
I must admit that I don't like to lose, so this is a great quote to remind me that winning isn't everything.

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