Sunday 9 January 2011

Art Journal Day 3

Make a zebra pattern print block then play in your journal. Milliande Day 3.

Oh boy am I loving playing with 'art' again. I've kept this fairly simple compared to what Milliande has produced (see link above). She made her print block using rubber and lino cutting tools, and yes I have got some tools somewhere - and I mean somewhere - but I don't think I've got lino or anything like that. So brainwave!!!! Remember that TH tag before Christmas where he showed us how to make our own stamps using foam???? Well that's what I did. I have just bought some funky foam sheets from the range and hobbycraft. They are only 2mm thick but I thought I would experiment to see what happens and it is fantastic. Look what I created. My own zebra print block.

I used acrylic paint on black paper and stamped the block several times, I also laid out 4 strips of masking tape on my craft mat and stamped over them with black stazon.


On photo1 you can see how I drew between the shapes with white pen, this brought all the blocks together and gave it some continuity. I used a black pen and painted with white acrylic paint over the masking tape.


Photo 2. I overlaid some of the masking tape over the printblock stamp and used a crafty individuals diagonal stamp top and bottom. The frame is from Invoke, stamped on white card with the centre cut out and overlaid and positioned to pick out the letter Z perfectly. I used white and red acrylic paint to fill in shapes and edged the frame with stardust stickles (well I just had to have a bit of bling in it somewhere didn't I?) Hmm pretty neat eh?


Photo 3. I laid the last pieces of masking tape together, very irregularly and then continued the lines and shapes using oil pastels.

This last photo shows the double page spread and the black side unfolds. When laid back again it reveals photo 2 with the Z captured in it.

I'll be interested to see what you think.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Netty said...

You are obviously having the bestest of times Brenda with great results.......happy painting. Annette x

Kathyk said...

As Netty already said - looks like you had a load of fun with this project - some splendid results


Zoechaos said...

Cool the more I look the more I see. fabulous effects and results here happy playing LOL XOXO Zoe

Lisa Jane said...

what fabulous effects Brenda - i can see you enjoyed playing
Lisa ;)

Juls said...

fabulous!!! Loving how you added touches of red! Hugs Juls

Pami said...

This is so amazing Brenda, you are so clever! It looks fabulous. Pami x

Anonymous said...

that looks like so much fun!! It looks fab too! Hope you enjoyed your weekend xx

Sarah Anderson said...

I can tell you had a great time with this journal page! And what a genius idea the foam stamp was, much easier to make than mine I'm sure! Love this page :)