Sunday 20 January 2019

January Landscape: An Art Journal Page

The prompt for the third week of every month over on Nina Ribena's Art Journal Prompts and More is 'Calendar Page'.  I found a poem by Sara Coleridge that could be used for my pages relating to this prompt each month, and will just have to see how I can get them to fit the overarching prompt for each month.  For January it is words, so I kept things simple and allowed the page to tell its own story.  As this is a landscape. I am also entering it into the Country View Challenges January challenge: Landscapes/Cityscapes. 
I cut a piece of mixed media card to 18.5cm x 19.5cm and laid the large Claritystamp Treescape stencil over the top.  Moon Crater Artistry ink was brushed over the top part of the stencil and Aged Stucco over the bottom part.
Next, I added the large Clarity moon mask and replaced the stencil.  This time I brushed Midnight Blue Artistry ink over the top part of the stencil.
To paint the tress, I used a blend of Artistry inks in Black Shadow and Mudstone, together with Pumice Stone Distress Oxide.  I used my glass mat as a palette and blended the colours together until I was happy.  The mix of dye based inks and oxides produces a lovely effect on the page.
Next I used a mix of Tumbled Glass Oxide, Picket Fence and water over the 'snow'.
'January' was added in Onyx Black Versafine ink one letter at a time using the Clarity Word Chain Alphabet.
Finally, I hand wrote the rest of the verse using a black Pitt artist pen (small).
I haven't made a final decision yet whether to continue the Sara Coleridge poem on the remaining calendar pages of this year's weekly journal, or to use the Song of the Weather version by Flanders and Swann.  They both start the same way, so I have a month to decide.  What do you think?

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