Saturday, July 13, 2019

Looking up to the Galaxy!

by Lisa for Amanda

Okay, wow.  This is the quickest I've ever done a journal page!!! 

I received Amanda's great Galaxy journal yesterday, checked out all the fab pages in it, and thought about what I could add.  For some reason, my mind kept jumping to the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy but I didn't go there!  Lots of fodder for another journal page though maybe - love these books and movies!

Then I started googling pics of stars and galaxies, and found some epic pics in UnsplashIf you've never heard of Unsplash, it's full of amazing photos taken by peeps, on every subject, and all are available to use for free and without copyright.  Perfect for arty inspiration!!!

I found a gorgeous photo by Greg Rakozy of a wondrous night sky, so used this as my inspo.  Here's a sneaky peek.

No process pics!  I used a piece of 300gsm watercolour paper which I will glue into Amanda's journal, since I wanted to use watercolour.  First I used a thick black Pitt pen to draw and colour in the ground and the silhouette of the girl.  The beauty of these pens is that they come in many different sized tips, and they're waterproof.  So no worries about the pens bleeding or smearing!

Then I got out my watercolours and used all the colours 💜💛💚.  I dropped some salt on, but didn't really get the desired 'starry' effect.  So added more watercolour!  

After my watercolour was dry, I gave it all a spray with matte fixative, so I could add gel pens on top.  Then it was dot time - lots of dots.  First, black around the edges, two different sizes.  Then my trusty white Signo, then silver Signo and a bronze pen left over from my Creative Memories days.

Lastly, more black dots using a fine point Pitt pen.  Added a great quote that I found on Pinterest: 

Look at the stars, instead of the dark.

And then I was done!  There's a link to the original photo I used here .  

Hope you like it Amanda!  I had real fun with this one. 😍

Happy Arting!

Cheers, Lisa xx


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