Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Now or Never....

Hello and Happy Tuesday!

Tina here today with an Art Journal page!

I'm not sure if you've had a chance to play with the Clearprint vellum yet, but if you get the chance, please do.  I really love the light weight feel of the paper, yet it handles all mediums very well.  I've had no torn or ripped paper, and I have been embracing the 'wrinkling' effect when it becomes wet.

To start, I taped 2 sheets together (with Artist tape) to create a larger canvas.

I added some ephemera to the background, by adhering it with Matte Medium.

I started adding color with Fresco Finish paint, and Fireworks spray.  Love how these 2 look together.

I also added Pumpkin Soup (Fresco Finish Paint), and some stamping for texture.

Once I create a base background, I hand-drew randomly shaped squares on my page.

I colored the shapes in with several colors of wax pastels and blended a bit.

I decided I didn't like the bold colors of the wax pastels, so I watered down Cotton Candy (Fresco Finish Paints) and painted in the squares.  You can still see peeks of bright color through the paint.

I also outlined the squares with a Stabilo All pencil and de-fused the line with water.

I continued to add texture and layers with more stamping, doodling, and painting.

And some close-ups of the yummy layers!

And the finished page!    Love the color and simplicity of this page.

I hope you enjoyed my piece of art!  What have you created recently?

Thank you for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Love the colors and the doodles! I actually would have stuck with the red and blue, but your spread came out very nice!