Sunday, 24 July 2011

Planes and Trains - art journalling

The Random Redhead Challenge at Gingersnap Creations this week continues the machines theme with a focus on planes and trains. I decided that having not done any journalling for quite a way this would be my chance to have a play and get very inky.

The backgrounds were made with torn strips of paper, including newspaper, stamped over the top and then given a colour wash. Over that I masked some sequin waste and added paint through it.

All the images have been downloaded, some from the Graphics Fairy and some I just Googled.

Both the planes and the trains are being transported high into space by the balloons enabling them to travel further distances, being watched by some very dubious characters. Are they spies?

The images have been cut out and inked and some have been edged with pen.

I had a real Steampunk fun time creating this.

Inspiration was drawn from -
Gingersnap Creations - Planes and trains
Try It On Tuesday - Steampunk
Simon Says Stamp - use newspaper
Sunday Stamper - Back to Black - as a tribute to Amy Winehouse, after the tragic news yesterday that she has died age 27. Like Hels says I hope she may now find the peace she couldn't find  before. xx The blue page has alot of black in it - hope that counts Hels.

I hope the weekend is going well - we have some lovely sunshine today and I have been to a carboot sale and picked up a couple of little bits for altering.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox