Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Art journal colors

It's been so long since i made a crafty post :D Here's another layout from my art journal..

I started with rainbow coloring a Brustro's water color paper with distress paints (seedless preserves, salty ocean, mowed lawn, mustard seed, spiced marmalade) and reinforced with co ordinating distress inks to vary the shades & give more vibrance.. I dint have red distress paint so i used only the ink (fired brick) for that.I also created a dark area with walnut stain distress paint & black soot ink in the same way.

I drew some rough random guidelines on the back of the paper & fussy cut them to pieces.

Now it's time for some ultimate patience :D i stuck the pieces one by one on to my page.. I found fevicryl fabric glue to best suit this coz it's thick & becomes tacky real quick..

I drew a rough outline of the tree with pencil & followed the same to adhere the dark strips..

In the retrospective, i thought i should have left some space on the borders for some darker color.. But then i remembered my film roll washi tape & i think it fit just perfect.

 I absolutely love how the colors show through the translucent vellum like surface of the tape as if they are entrapped.

For the quote i used the colors from distress mini ink kit (spun sugar,scattered straw, shaded lilac, evergreen bough) on a nightingale texrured water color paper, wrote the swirly letters with a brown & white gel pen, cut into strips, doodled around with black fineliner pen & stuck everything down.
Quote says "The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most" ~John Ruskin..

Finally i gave a coat of Liquitex matte gel medium to seal everything.

Hope you liked it.
Do lemme kno your comments. They mean a lot to me.
C u soon. Until then,
Create. Have fun.

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  1. This really is a work of art...the patience to cut and colour all those tiles and to add them to your pages,it must have taken you ages...they are stunning pages.
    Thank you for joining us for our challenge this month over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...xx

  2. Thanks a lot for your nice words :)