Monday 3 December 2018

Landscape Journal Page in the Style of Osnat Tzadok

As the first December prompt has been posted over on Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More,  I thought that it was about time that I finished the last prompt for October in my Journal.  I am now only three weeks behind, as I have completed the first November prompt.  The general prompt for October was 'In the Style of' and the final prompt was Landscapes/Seascapes.  Osnat Tzadok was one of the artists listed and I really like her repetitive, colourful style and the way she plays with reflections.  I decided to use a gel plate to create the reflections on my page.
I cut a piece of mixed media card to 18.5cm x 19.5cm to fit in my 8" x 8" journal.  The stamp that I used throughout was the larger tree from the Trees and Moon set from Claritystamp.  It was inked up in Saffron Archival ink, stamped onto the rectangle Gel Press Petite from set 2 and then transferred onto the page.  The stamp was then reinked and stamped above the reflection directly onto the page.  Using a gelli plate is a really easy way to create reflections with stamps.
I repeated the process using Monarch Orange and Vermillion Archival inks.
I then completed the stamping using (from L to R) Paradise Teal, Emerald Green, Vivid CHartreuse, Violet and Manganese Blue Archival inks.
I stamped off the gel plate and the stamp onto card each time to ensure any excess ink was removed and ended up with a great piece which will be used on another project.
Next,  I added two Clarity moon masks to the page and got out my large Gel Press Plate (8" x 10").
The large Gel Press Plate was mounted on the suitably sized mega mount from Clarity to allow it to be used as a stamp.  It was inked up in Tumbled Glass Distress ink which was smoothed out with a brayer.  The bottom half of the plate was dabbed with scrunched up copy paper to remove some of the ink and the plate pressed down onto the journal page.  Once the plate was removed, it became clear that Tumbled Glass was too light to create the effect I was after.
I repeated the process with Tumbled Glass Distress ink.  Once the moon masks were removed,  I used a Clarity stencil brush to blend additional ink across the page.
A white gel pen was used across the middle of the page as I wanted to define the line of reflection, but didn't want to introduce acrylic paint to the page.
To finish, as it is a journal page,  I added a couple of quotes from the Small Talk sticker book by Tim Holtz.  I have really enjoyed following October's prompts.  They have made me explore different styles and have introduced me to artists that I had not come across before.

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