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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Bit of Art Journal Play today!

Ok, so I have not been doing too much lately, a super busy time of the year for all, but I did squeeze in a bit of journal fun! The beauty of the journal concept is that it is "PLAY" and something just develops as you throw stuff around.
My aim for this page was to get away from my usual colour scheme, I put all my "Go To" colours away and cleared my desk (this took a bit of time ARGHH!!!), I started totally fresh!
What sparked this little "fresh" frenzy??? Well a certain friend lined up all my projects over the last 6 months or so and it was a real eye opener to say the least!!! Green and blue are my comfort zone,   these colours feature heavily in my projects (as the evidence before me showed). It made me wonder if I could break away and create something I liked without green or blue anywhere in sight.
This page is the result:

I started by laying down some of the awesome red script Sawyers Place Washi tape, (that I have been bonding with for far too long) randomly around the page.
I used texture paste and an old Prima Stencil to create the damask background and once that was dry I also used the same stencil with gold paint to give the page dimension. Lindys' Stamp gang sprays were used over the top to bring it all together.


I stamped images with Stazon ink, and for the main message I wanted a clear image (very Hit or Miss with so much texture on the page) so I stamped the saying onto tissue paper then used gel medium to attach it to the page works a treat! Then Hey Presto my page was done....... and no green or blue hues to be seen!!! And I kind of like it!
So I guess my mission was accomplished!

2 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

Good on you! Looving the gold & that texture & that's a great hint with the stamping!!! Fun to get outta that comfort zone, I reckon:):)

Lauren Tomecek said...

It's always good to get out of your comfort zone every now and then. This page looks fantastic, love all the gold.