Thursday, October 6, 2016

Monochrome by Joan

I started this Journal page at the inaugural real life meeting of  the ArtMesaJ group. (Melbourne Eastern Suburbs Art Journalers) last month. I decided to once again get out of my colour range comfort zone and go with Pink for this journal.  I painted background with dylusions and other paint  ranges of various tones of pink.  Then I used stencils and texture paste to make some flowers in corners. Added some pink  tissue paper on top right of right page which had some inbuilt sparkles.  I did not like the colour that the left page had ended up, so I covered it in white with pink tissue paper. I then used some sprays to drip some different pinks on it.  Then some more stenciling over both pages with some lighter coloured pinks.  Added half a doily coloured with gelatos to edge of left page, added some random text paper pieces , with had been coloured with distress ink. Used some cardstock borders on edges of pages, which had been give to me at the meet, by Lena. Then added some plastic  flowers stickers to background. Also added  a piece of pink, white and black outlined paper to bottom left of right hand  page.  Stuck some button stickers on right hand border and large one on left page. Then I covered all the buttons with glossy accents to give them a 3D appearance. Painted and doodled on some chipboard cogs and stuck some on both pages. Put a 3D plastic butterfly on the right page as the focus point. Wove ribbon through a piece of cane type fabric I had, which frays as soon as you cut it,  but when it is glued to page it works great. Made the ribbon long enough to hang below the page and attached a button to each end of the ribbon.  Stuck this on the left page.Created a paper doll, using some of the same paper to make her dress, and stuck some little bling on her hair, neck, gloves and shoes. Added glittered chipboard alpha to make the phrase, 
"Everything is better in Pink", a saying I had used on a digital postcard a few months ago.  Then lastly stuck my doll on the left page as its focus.  I really enjoyed doing this piece, it has great texture in real life and much more vibrant than the pictures show.   Getting it started at the meet was a great jumpstart to my creativeness.  Hope you like it Pam.


  1. Joan that is beautiful. Thank you so much. I am really looking forward to seeing all the lovely spreads when my journal arrives back home.

  2. Well done Joan, love seeing what you came up with after our get together!

  3. Great page I am loving this colour more as I age :)


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