Thursday, 2 April 2015

Visual Journey #14

As these pages began to emerge the one word that kept popping into my head was 'Contrasts', so thats what these pages have been called.

 
Using more of my scraps I glued strips of papers to the pages, stamped using black archival ink and then scraped white acrylic paint over making it quite thick in places. I left this to dry overnight.


The next morning I painted with babywipes adding phthalo blue and transparent yellow iron oxide DecoArt media fluid acrylics to give me my colour base.


I decided what images I wanted to use and this was where the contrasts seemed to come in with the lovely warm colours contrasted to the quite austere lady in the photograph and the very shabby butterfly.


I really do seem to have a theme of butterflies developing in this journal.


I still don't seem to be building any particular mixed media/collage style. I think my pages are all so very different.


Thanks for popping by today and if you are following my weekly Visual Journal posts I hope you are enjoying seeing my pages as much as I am enjoying making them.

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hugs Brenda 





21 comments:

Nicole Wright said...

Oh WOW these are stunning pages! I just mentioned to my friend to pop by and share her beautiful pages. She's a brand new blogger! Great that you have a link for everyone to find great artists! YAY!

massofhair said...

A fabulous background, these colours work so well together and help your chosen images and papers literally pop off the pages!

:-) xxx

Vintagehandmade said...

Wooow, Brenda, your pages are fabulous! Amazing color combination! I love how you put all the images and papers together! Love these!
Hugs :)
Branka xxx

Lynn Price said...

Brenda, in one word - WOW!! Your layering, stamping, colors, textures....incredibly beautiful!! I love how you have treated those wonderful butterflies.....the dimension they add, along with the color, is fabulous. Thank you so much for your visits - I am now home and can't wait to get going again.....this is another great inspiration! xxxx Lynn

Gina said...

Just beautiful pages...why does it have to be a style? Keep just doing what your doing and you will have an amazing art journal when it's complete :D XXX

Gina said...

Just beautiful pages...why does it have to be a style? Keep just doing what your doing and you will have an amazing art journal when it's complete :D XXX

hazel said...

These pages are amazing Brenda, I love all the layers, textures and beautiful colours.
xxx Hazel.

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic pages! I love seeing how they come together.

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous and great use of those wonderful butterflies!

Sue C said...

Beautiful pages Brenda ! Love the colours and the collage of pieces is fabulous. Sue C x

sally said...

So you've been dipping into the scraps box again have you...well, it's turned out very nicely! No matter if there's no firm style developing yet as you certainly seem to be having lots of fun.

Happy Easter

Sally

crafty creations said...

Wow Brenda you've done it again - amazing pages love the contrast x Hilda

Meggymay said...

Beautiful pages and contrasts is just the right word to describe the subtle colours you used.
Yvonne

Terry said...

Beautiful pages, Brenda! I do love the contrast in colors and mix of paper layers! Hugs!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful Brenda and I'm loving all the beautiful butterflies!

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful pages Brenda , gorgeous colours, textures and images. Love the way you've used the butterflies.
Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful pages Brenda , gorgeous colours, textures and images. Love the way you've used the butterflies.
Avril xx

Jane said...

I love these pages Brenda, thanks for taking us on your wonderful visual journey. I had great fun with my latest pages...I had no theme at all when I started just colours and a stamp...Hope you had a lovely Easter hugs xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Beautiful pages, I will have to investigate the DecoArt media fluid! The effect you have here is fantastic! Hugs, Chrisx

Gio said...

It's stunning! It really catched my eyes, I love the colours blending and the layers. Such a gorgeous journey this one.

linda badgley said...

Great technique for getting started on the blank page. I'm going to try it