Tuesday, 1 July 2014

July Art Journal Calendar

A few weeks ago I did a piece that was a colour  prompt challenge of  Coral, Teal and a splash of white. The challenge is over at Twinkle Twinkle like a star blog, it is called Summer of Color (Colour) 4. It is the first time I have taken part but it is so much fun especially having a look at everyone's different arty projects.
Anyhow, I struggled at first and then thought of my July art journal.
Perfect I thought.

Here is a copy of my original  post.
I didn't have Coral so I had to mix the colour which actually didn't turn out to bad.
The colour was brayered onto a an A3 piece of card and lines were added with the edge of an old plastic credit card, (Yes, they have an after life). LOL.
Still Stumped with what to create and not wanting to bore people with yet another canvas, I made up my mind to do a background for my July Art Calendar Journal Page.
So next up I stencilled black paint through an assortment of masks. 

Followed by white, slightly off from the black image to create a sort of shadow effect, the leaves were left black as I felt it need a bit of well, black to lift it. (Hope this was OK).

Next came a few shades of teal which appear really pale on the photos, this was applied directly on the top of the white to give a more realistic or pure colour.
White paint was used on a script stamp and stamped through the masks to add detail to the flowers.
A few dandelion heads and small circles were stamped around the page too.

 I haven't yet put the journaling squares in place as I like to appreciate the background first.

So enough of that here is the finished Journal page.

Hope you like it, don't forget to take a look at all of the other super pages on Kate Cranes blog, thekathrynwheel.blogspot.com.


  1. Wow! This looks amazing. I love the colour combo, and the black leaves look awesome against the background. Also love the way you have added strips for the days. Lovely work :-)

  2. This is GORGEOUS. I'm with Kate. I like the way you have made your days, which is so much different from mine. True beauty.

  3. This is beautiful and a really interesting process.

  4. Beautiful and so original, I love it!

  5. I love this Sue, such gorgeous colours!
    I used the same stencil on my page! Lol!
    Alison xxx

  6. I'm sorry you didn't get it in for a chance at the prize pkg. Your calendar spread is fantastic!

  7. Oh Yes! I do like - very much! Such a beautiful colour combo and I love how you have done your journal spaces! Chris


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