Thursday, 7 May 2015

Visual Journey #19

These pages were inspired somehow by song lyrics - and I don't even like this song but it got stuck in my head during the making process.


I have been using oil pastels quite a bit recently and they live in a drawer full of other tins of artists colour supplies - for some reason I picked up my aquatone solid watercolor sticks and decided to have a play. I also had on my desk a wooden board with nine holes in so I used it as a stencil and coloured in the circles with the watercolours. When they were complete I 'painted' each one with matt medium and left them to dry overnight.


Step 2 was to create  wash background using stormy sky and weathered wood distress stains, spritzing them with water and letting then blend over the pages. The circles remained untouched by the colours as I was able to wipe the stains away easily.


I gathered some stencils with holes in and used some white acrylic paint to get a variety of sizes over the page. In many ways I wish I had used gesso as this acrylic doesn't have much pigment and blended into the page more than I wanted.


As I had the drawer open with tins of colour in I picked up my Inktense pencils and crayoned in different coloured auras around each circle and used a Paintbrush and water to blend and deepen them.


The white came in next with the posca pen .....


 ... and I added some stencilling ........

.... and some black and white stamping and stencilling to the circles .......


.... before finishing off with handwritten lyrics and a printed line from the song.


I hope it doesn't leave you with the tune spinning around in your head lol.

Thank you to everyone who leaves a comment and to those who join me in this amazing journey, I just love popping round and seeing how you are expressing yourself and sharing in your journals.

Here is the code for sharing the May collection on your blog, should you wish to ......



.... and I look forward to seeing pages from your visual journey over the next month. The link for you to join me is below.

Have a great end to the week .

hugs Brenda xxxx





19 comments:

Lynn Price said...

Love your technique of covering the circles with matte medium before proceeding - gives such flexibility later on! And am learning from you as well about using pens/pencils/etc. to highlight - so effective here. Your circles look like small Earths to me - beautiful. I had to laugh with you regarding this song - the only thing I like about it is the movie it comes from, lol! Hope you continue to have a great trip, and safe travels home. xxxx Lynn

Helen said...

Fabulous page, Brenda, (I quite like the song, so won't mind too much if it gets stuck and I find myself humming it later) the circles are wonderful and I love how you've written the lyrics round them.

Jane said...

What fun Brenda......your circles are wonderful and each one is so individual...you are so talented. Now I need to stop singing that song in my head......LOL. Keep applyiing the Factor 30 you lucky girl ;0) Hugs xx

Joan Heath said...

Fab pages, love it, especially how you have written the words round the circles. You have given me ideas for a couple of pages now, perhaps in my usual colours! Like the song and already it is going round my mine. xx

hazel said...

Wonderful journal pages, I love the circles and the words going round them.
xxx Hazel.

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic pages, Brenda! Love the circles and the writing around them.

massofhair said...

Fab pages Brenda, loving the circles and how you have written around them. You have definitely got my mind windmills twirling :-) xxx

Annie said...

i like that song Brenda and now have it playing in my mind. Your journal pages are fabulous and i love the inner circle details really nice piece .
TFS and huge hugs Annie xx

Anita Houston said...

LOVE that these are on a book...gorgeous pages! LOVE the coloration in the circles!!!

Alter This said...

love the tec you have used here, thanks for letting that song into my head lol x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love those circles - a fabulous page! Oh and yes, humming the song which I do love!! Chrisx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great page Brenda, the repetition of all those wonderful circles just leads you through the page. And I like that song so don't mind that it's running through my head now LOL!

sally said...

Wonderful interpretation of the lyrics, it's a favourite song from the "Thomas Crown Affair"!

Sally

debby4000 said...

What a wonderful journalling page, love those dots.
luv
Debby

Vintagehandmade said...

Fantastic page, Brenda, as always! Love all the techniques you used there and your amazing circles with writing around them! I am so inspired and impressed!
Hugs :)
Branka xxx

Joi at RR said...

My mind goes in circles whether I think or sing or sleep!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is so fun Brenda. So great that you used some many different items to make a great whole. My fav part is that you wrote around the circles. FUN FUN FUN! j

Irene said...

Really like the circles idea, and like all the colouring,great theme. I too like this song, remember the film it came from, liked that too ahhhhh Steve McQueenxxxxxx

Irene said...

Really love the circles and like the colouring, what a great theme.I too like the song and remember the film it came from ahhhh Steve McQueen xxxxx

butterfly said...

Love, love this page... as I look at it the circles mutate from bubbles to planets and back again - just fabulous with the sense of movement and light - amazing!
Alison xx