Sunday, June 26, 2016

Deb's entry in Pam's Monochrome Journal for Round 3.

The ocean has always captivated and entranced me. I love watching documentaries and I love trips by the seaside where we can snorkel and wonder at the sheer enormity and wonder of it. I have been drawn to the blue and turquoise and sea green so this was a natural and easy colour scheme for me to go with for this project. I used Kaisercraft double sided paper, and water colour paper I painted in matching tones and cut these into  squares and rectangles that I stuck down with gel medium.this was a page that had an extra fold to it, kind of like a hidden inside panel. I painted that section with Dylusions paint and a baby wipe.

I then drew some mermaids and enhanced them with Lyra water colour crayons and Faber Castell Pitt Big brush pens and smudged them. I added Sequins in coordinating colours on their tails (a labour of love.) I also added some Impasto medium with an underwater reeds stencil. Once that dried I applied more Big Brush Pens, Distress ink and Dylusions paint and water spray to spread it around. Some Kaisercraft Stamps of seahorses, shells and starfish were hidden away in the reeds. The quote here reads "Don't wait for the perfect moment,take the moment and make it perfect."
I then finished by journaling/handwriting a quote on the panel that covers the mermaids when closed.  "
"Colours are the same as people yelling too loud,
saying too many things at the same time,
and not half of it gets heard.
Monochrome is the person that does not shout, says less and gets heard.
Colours are in a constant battle,
screaming for more attention, 
It is nowhere near flattering.
You could learn a lot from monochrome colours."

Andre Supa.

Thank you and I hope you enjoy this page Pam.


  1. I'm stoked!!! Thank you so much Deb. I love those colours too. Your mermaids are works of art and I think that quote is so fitting.

    Can't wait to see it IRL. Thank you again.

  2. Love it all Deb, I love these colours too 😀

  3. Love all of it you are very clever and very artistic

  4. Such a wonderful spread those sequins!!


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