Sunday, July 27, 2014

Having the Freedom to Choose - Art Journal Page

After the heaviness of my Stress journal page, I needed to come out of the darkness and lighten things up a bit. To do that I created this page...






Supplies: 400 Series Watercolor Hardbound 11" Art Journal  (Strathmore), gesso (Golden), distressed brick stamp, distressed chicken wire stencil and damask stencil (Magenta), star stencil (Studio Calico), mini birds of a feather stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), gelatos (Faber-Castell), cardstock (Staples), font (Scrap Casual), pen (Creative Memories), Inkssentials Glue N seal (Ranger)


The new series Summer Music Challenge Volume 1 over at the Mixed Media Place is based on George Michael's song Freedom. I was drawn to the aspect of having the freedom to choose how we feel and approach each day plus a couple of times in the song it mentions being happy. Thus Today I Choose Happy!


Love, LOVE, L.O.V.E. it!!! Totally just played with textures and colours. I used cool colours with the blues and purples and added in a touch of greens.

Started from the darker shades with more solid image symbolism...




 and graduated to prettier mid shades...






and then on to a lighter natural side area.








The background is all coloured with a plethora of Faber-Castell Gelatos (Black Licorice, Boysenberry, Blueberry, Cotton Candy, Snow Cone, Acqua Dolce, Black Cherry, Grape, Raspberry, Lavender, Lime and Margarita Mix) which I smudged and rubbed into the Whipped Spackle stencilled and stamped on the pre-gessoed watercolour paper base. I love how the colours blend so beautifully and the look that they create.

I sealed it all in using Ranger Inkssentials Matte Glue N Seal. This is my first time using this product. I was almost out of the Ranger Mixed Media Gel that I have been using and this was the only comparable Ranger product available at the craft store on the way to the cottage. Oh, I think I found a matter and thinner alternative for sealing and creating a non-porous base with this product. Very pleased indeed!

TTFN,


4 comments:

Riikka Kovasin said...

Really captivating! Love the way you've included different images there. Thank you so much for joining the Mixed Media Place Summer Music challenge!

Gayle Price said...

Beautiful ! I love the gorgeous textures and subtle colouring you have created to tell your story...love it. Thanks for playing with us this month at Mixed Media Place.

Pascale B. said...

Great texture and beautiful colors!! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place Challenge

Tusia Lech said...

I love the colors and technique you have used! Thank you for playing along with us at Mixed Media Place!