Thursday 17 September 2015

A Visual Journey #33 with DecoArt fluid acrylics.

Everyday Moments

You know when you go through a bereft period with your art work? Well that's how I have been with my altered journal and my Visual Journey is in a hiatus as I have not had any new ideas for ages. So this week I got out an old gelli print and decided to play with my DecoArt paints.

I cut the print in half and added a piece to either page and using one of the large DecoArt stencils I sprayed through with my new ground espresso distress spray. Not wanting the ink to blend with another layer I sprayed it will spray and shine and left it to dry.

Over that I added modelling paste through a stencil and then played with the DecoArt paints until I was happy with the results and dabbed on a little postbox red and london blue dylusions inks to bring in some other hues.

I had some die-cut houses and played with paints over them using cadmium red hue, quinacridone red, phthalo green-blue, hansa yellow, dairylide yellow, phthalo blue and titan buff and I added some stamping to create more depth and texture. The quote is one of Tim's stamps.

Taking some stars and arrows die-cuts, I painted them black and used water soluble wax pastels to edge and shadow them.

The Tim sentiment was the last to be added.

I'm pleased to get creating in my visual journal again, let's see if I can keep it going.

Enjoy the rest of the week and have a great weekend. I will hopefully see those of you who are going to Ally Pally this weekend, I shall be popping in on Saturday and Sunday. Don't spend too much lol.

hugs Brenda xxx


pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Brenda! It's good to see you back with your journal! A brilliant quote you used there! I love how you have made these pages! I enjoyed using Decoarts paints at a workshop and although I don't have many myself I can see that you enjoyed your play! Journals are for fun not a have to so I hope you have more fun times to come! Hugs Chrisx

Sophie said...

Oh, Brenda...
was für wunderbare Werke...
Die Farben sind fantastisch und die Szenen ebenfalls.
Ich liebe deine Kunst, sie ist immer sehr excellent.

Herzlichst Sophie xx

Claudia N. said...

These look fantastic, Brenda!

Love that colour explosion on your pages! Beautiful!

Claudia x

Words and Pictures said...

Fabulous painty fun - glad to see you're back on the Visual Journey!
Alison xx

SueC said...

Great pages Brenda, sometimes it's good to just have a play with no pressure to get the creative thoughts going again. Enjoy Ally Pally ! Sue C x

Meggymay said...

Looks like you had a super journalling day. the pages look awesome with all the layers and paints.
Yvonne xx

experiments in paper said...

What fabulous color, texture and stenciling!! And as always, your layering is incredible. Wonderful pages!
xxx Lynn