Thursday, 23 April 2015

Visual Journey #17

Here is my next instalment of journal pages and I am so pleased I began recording my visual journey of experiments and learning for this year.


The pages were prepared with a light coat of gesso and left to dry.
I chose four DecoArt acrylic colours - medium grey value 6, cobalt turquoise hue, viridian and phthalo green-blue. My choices were guided by some new washi tape I bought at Ally Pally (it's strange where inspiration comes from sometimes). Using a baby wipe and a little water I covered the pages in layers of each colour rubbing them on and off again in places.
When dry I used an old credit card to scrape some titanium white over the pages. I dried them well with my heat gun.


I wanted to do some painting to be included in the background so I used some Tim stamps - classics #2 -with black archival ink .....


.... and then using a selection of small brushes I painted them in using acrylic paints.


The colours I chose were - DecoArt phthalo green-yellow, transparent red iron oxide, transparent yellow iron oxide, sap green and translucent white.


Next came the new and some old washi/tissue tapes ...


... and a small text stamp using black soot distress ink.



Finally I die-cut the Eiffel tower and fleur de lys from Tim's bigz die using core'dinations paper and sanded them down and added explore moments from Tim's journey thinlits dies.


I also edged the words and die-cuts with a black soot distress marker.


I love the collage style, the new mix of colours and the overall effects - hope you do too.

Please come and join me with your journal pages and your visual journey, I'm loving seeing what you are doing.

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Enjoy the rest of the week.

hugs Brenda xxxx




19 comments:

Patty O'Malley said...

Fabulous pages, Brenda! I love how the stamped images are colored. Beautiful!

Inkypinkycraft said...

more great colours in your pages x

Vintagehandmade said...

Amazing art journa pages, Brenda! Love your fabulous coloring, great textures and brilliant stamping! Absolutely beautiful!
Hugs :)
Branka xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wonderful pages are this!

catherine said...

Fabulous pages Brenda and a wonderful set of stamped images. Love the colours
x catherine

Anita Houston said...

LOVE the colors and background...great images too on these pages!

crafty creations said...

Brilliant Brenda there is no end to your talent

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow Brenda love this page. The colour combo is fabulous will defiantly be joining in:) xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Just gorgeous Brenda, the colouration you added to your stamping adds such depth and interest to your journal page, wonderful!

Lynn Price said...

Oh, I love these colors!! And all the detail both in painting and stamping..... gorgeous!! I, too, am very glad you decided to set this weekly "do it" challenge for yourself and most of all for sharing with all of us. It continues to be the major inspiration for getting me to actually making art, after over a year of collecting lots of stash :-) xxx Lynn

massofhair said...

Your new washi tape is wonderful Brenda, i have some Santoro tape which is just the same.

Your pages as always are quite wonderful and i do like the colours you chose :-) xxx

barbarayaya62 said...

I'm really impressed by this page! The use of color and stamps is truly breathtaking! Barbarayaya

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is wonderful, you are so clever!

Lucy x

Irene said...

I really like the colours you've used on these pages, and your stamping and painting is fabulous!!

sally said...

Really liking this one Brenda - the colours look fab :-)

Sally

Meggymay said...

Wonderful collage pages, super colours. as well
Yvonne

Lys Scrap said...

Wonderful art journal pages! I love the association of the colours and the beautiful stamps like you painted them!

Terry said...

Brenda the transformation is amazing! I love how you colored those stamps, which was a nice reminder for me to use them!!! Love your pages! Have a most fabulous weekend! Hugs!

butterfly said...

Love the bold drama of these pages, Brenda - the ornate stamping looks so fabulous with the vivid tinting.
Alison xx