Thursday, July 19, 2018
This is my version of The Mad Hatter's Tea Party in Deb's The Magic of Alice AJ6 journal. Once again it was back to my resource centre (Children's Section at local library.) I didn't want to go Disney and this was the book I borrowed was the only classic illustrated book they had.
My first step was to draw my characters and fit them onto the page.
I did a watercolour background and then started to paint my party guests. At this stage the table was bare.
I collaged some whimsical trees in the background punched out from a gelli print. Also collaged a tablecloth and added some tea cups and cake s. I embossed a clock for the March Hare because he is always late and added a flamingo to add to the fun.
All that was then left to do was some outlining and of course add the price tag to the Mad Hatter's hat.
I hope you like it Deb and that it adds to your art journal and the joy it will bring you.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Not to be....I started looking through some National Geographic Magazines and found some images that fit the page and colour scheme. I started with Leonardo and just kept on going. I really enjoyed doing this spread and hope you like it Jenny.
|This is the left hand page|
|This is the right hand page|
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Colleens very lovely handmade journal arrived this month and had me stumped.
What to do. Most of the napkins I have had already made an appearance in Collens journal and collage is not at all my forte.
I found the Klimpt one and was inspired to create my own Klimpt-ish spread and one of my favourite paintings ever is his Tree of Life.
I added 'the kiss' napkin in place of one of the figures in the Tree of Life and played. Fancy me doing a tree.
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Its always good to be challenged and this subject matter challenged me. Research was done and I was no closer to discovering what I wanted to create. So I procrastinated by perusing Pinterest..one of my favourite procrastinating past times and found some lovely art...that was not Art Nouveau! Eventually I worked out elements that I liked about this art like outlines, stained glass and flowing plant like structures. Obviously , my piece is a very broad interpretation of this theme but I hope you still enjoy it Roz.
I started with cutting two die-cuts from a die that reminded me of stained glass in black. I adhered this to some double sided adhesive paper. the adhesive that was exposed in between the die cut, i covered in a green sparkle micro fine glitter. I burnished the piece with my fingers and removed the excess. (I have previously produced a You tube video where I made a card using this technique).
|Stained glass like panels.|
I then finished up with Stamping some faint textures on the background and some Skeleton leaves and sentiment from a Concord and 9th stamp set that included a positive affirmation about Feeling Thankful. I coloured some of the sections of the leaves in with my markers to add some interest. I then adhered my panels to the outer edges of the pages and flicked some distress inks and gold across the page to finish off. It's simple but I am pleased with it. I hope you are too, Roz.
Monday, July 2, 2018
Deborah you have a lovely journal & I enjoyed doing this page very much. I actually had no collage pieces I could use for this one (Pam) so I downloaded some colouring in pages.
I started with an inked & stamped background, using distress inks for most of it, then splashed on some water for the textured look.