Thursday 14 May 2015

Visual Journey #20

"I want to be improbable and beautiful afraid of nothing as if I had wings".

This is another foray into bright colours and colouring in - in fact painting with DecoArt media acrylics.

I began with the stamping using PaperArtsy Eclectica stamps by Darcy and black archival ink. To create the background I used cobalt blue hue, dairylide yellow and a touch of phthalo green-blue with lots of water and a babywipe.

Using an old credit card and white gesso I dragged the white down the pages to create more interest and added some small text stamping in random places.

Out came the very small brushes and a palette of cadmium red hue, titan buff, cadmium orange hue and diarylide yellow to paint in all the flower shapes.

The ones on the left page were painted with quinacridone magenta. I also painted in some more grasses in different browns to make it look a little more realistic.

After using a black pen to bring back some of the outline and sharpen the edges  I used the credit card and white gesso again and then I splattered some watery titan buff over it.

At this point I did think about using a white pen and adding highlights and maybe a border around the pages and even splashes of brown paint but I have learnt that I can go too far sometimes and overdo things so I decided to leave it right here. I'm happy.

I hope you have been able to journal this week and hopefully add your creations to my Visual Journey link below.

If you would like to share the collection you will find the code to add to you post here -

... and I look forward to sharing in your pages through the linky below.

Take care and thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
William Blake