Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Art journal Happiness

It's page two of my art journal already & this was special coz it was mostly unplanned & evolved by itself during the process.. If you are a potterhead, then you might find this quite interesting.. Do check out the details at the end ;)


I begun the bg by inking with antique linen DI & on the edges with vintage photo DI.
I've used Epiphany script stamp & also swirls from "Love" HOTP stamp sets with second gen stamping (stamping first on a scrap paper then on the layout) using gathered twigs DI.
The corner & edge patterns are stamped with memento tuxedo black ink using Bo Bunny gateway & Penny Black eloquence stampset respectively. .
The lamp post is also from the gateway collection. I stamped it once again on sturdy watercolor paper using memento tuxedo black ink & went over it with black pen. I've used mustard seed, spiced marmalade inks to color the lamp followed by highlights with white gel pen & some more shading with my staedtler fine liner pens..
Fussy cut it & Added glossy accents over the post & crackle accents over the lamp.not so evident in the pic. But I simply love the effect in live.
I cut the number plate separately, added '4' with 3D liner & colored everything with metallic acrylic paints, copper & Gold.. used some black ink to give more definition to the relief area & white ink to highlight..
I stuck the pieces on to the bg using the stamped image as reference.

I've stamped some words of the quote which I wanted to highlight,  using Tim Holtz 'worn letters' stamp, memory box  stencil & everything else was handwritten. ..
Added some white splashes for some more interest..
That completes the layout.

Now for the Potter part, (beware,it's gonna be a lengthy rant:D) am a huuuge fan of the Harry Potter series be it books or movies, irrespective of how older I become :D This is a quote said by Albus Dumbldore in the third movie (prisoner of Azkaban)
"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light"
I've given No.4 to indicate The Dursley residence..
4, Privet Drive, little whinging, Surrey.. as the lamp post also reminds me of the scene where Dumbledore uses the Deluminator..

I didn't have enough space to jot down his full name like I wanted to :(
(Albus Percival Wolfric Brian Dumbledore) So I just went with the initials..

Also I dint use any gloss on the page to keep it as parchment like as possible ;)

Now to say it was totally unplanned, surprises myself.. just shows how crazy I'm about this stuff :D
I guess I'll stop here ;)

Hope you enjoyed this. Do lemme know your comments. They mean a lot.
Thanks for your time.
Create. Have fun.
Let the magic linger on..

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  1. Wow!it's great! you put a lot of wotk to make it! well done!
    thank you for playing along at BGC!

  2. This is amazing !Love the colors u picked
    I wish i had more pics to see :) :)
    Thanks for playing with us at BGC this month

  3. Wow!!! Like wow!!!! I am saying this with my hands in gesture of surrender and my eyes popping out of my head in disbelief!!!! It's so freaking amazing! And to top it off, you are a huge Harry Potter fan like me, yay!!!
    This creation of yours is awesome!


    -Priyanka Srivastava

  4. Wow glad to hear that :) Gryffindors we are :D thank you so much for your comments. ! Am so glad you liked it :)

  5. Thank you so much :) I wish to add more pics too but I've been deprived of wifi for a while & running on the meagre data limit in mobile packs :( hoping to sort out soon :)