Friday, 2 January 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

My New Years resolution is to do something arty every week, wow, now I've announced it to the world the task I've set myself seems massive, I will do my best to keep it up.

I've been doing a lot of blog hopping recently looking for inspiration, getting up to date with recent posts by people I follow and people they follow, etc. I came across a few new techniques that appeal to me and so I'm going to try out a few.

However, that said I do like the old faithful methods  and to start off 2015 that is what I've used.

Here is the first journal page of  the new year.

 I began by sticking various pieces of leftover papers on the next free page in the art journal book which I started back in November at a France  Papillon workshop. Various other bits of fabric and canvas were stuck down, the colour was neutralised with a light coat of white gesso in preparation for spraying colours onto. 

My chosen colours were, well,  rustic.  My inspiration was a left over rusted embellishment  which had lovely orange rusty bit on, I do love a bit of rust and have lots of paints, powers and patina sprays to recreate rust, I've even tried vinegar and salt.

Moving on, the word imagine was die cut a couple of times from mount board, then stuck together for a more robust 3d image and glued in place.  Water relative spray inks were used
along with a few silks paints to intensify colours in various areas of the project. A touch of random stamping with a text and circles stamps added a bit of interest.

To finish I used a little Spanish Topaz  treasure gold wax on the wording and used old faithful Dymo with strips of  core card which was sanded back to reveal the rest of the text. This was stuck down along with the metal bit and a charcoal pencil added the shading along the edge of the page.

 Mission completed for the first week.

1 comment:

  1. Looking good, good luck with your resolution... I'll be watching 🔭 you!
    Happy craftin


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