Thursday 11 August 2016

Journal pages for CVCC

I'm here with my second DT sample for the challenge over at Country View Crafts where the challenge is Hot Summer Days. I love being out in the garden at home when it's warm and if I am busy in the craft room I will often take myself outside when the sun is shining. One of my neighbours has chickens and I love listening to them cluck away when they are out in the hen run so I thought I would portray not only the chickens but also the warmth of a hot summer day in my journal.

I followed recipe 3 that I taught a while ago at Pickwell Farm (you can see that post here if you missed it) and again a couple of weeks ago to a local group and these was the demonstration pages that didn't quite get completed during the class but I came back to them to finish them off later.
To this point I had coloured the background with media line paints and a babywipe and used an acrylic block to 'stamp' watery colours over it. I adhered the chickens, taken from a napkin, stippled colours around them, stamped some images, applied modeling paste through a stencil and rubbed a distress ink pad over the raised areas when it was dry.

I dripped and spritzed some burnt umber and a mix of pyrrole red with hansa yellow light and dried it. I scribble wrote some sayings -
If I hadn't started painting I would have raised hens.
Do not count your chickens until they are hatched.
You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by mashing it.

I used distress markers to colour in some of the stamping.
I used black and white posca pens on the chicken images and on the raised texture pattern.

I masked the chickens and splattered paints over the background.

Apart from edging the page with some brown distress ink, I used all DecoArt media paints and mediums.

 Hopefully you have been able to join us at CVC for this fabulous summer challenge and if you have then maybe you might be the lucky winner of a £20 gift voucher for Susan's on-line store.

I hope you can feel the warmth emanating from this page, the mix of pyrrole red, quinacridone magenta, hansa yellow medium, titanium white and titan buff certainly produce some beautiful blends of colours.

Thanks for stopping by enjoy the rest of the week and the weekend too.

hugs Brenda xxx