Friday, 29 May 2015

Art journal page for June

June page for Secret Journal Swap NZ
I have been playing with the idea of black paint as a background. I Also have been looking at painting something from the layered background behind.  SSOOOOOO....
I had fun splotching on paint in funky colours and then black paint large alphas and anything else I felt like adding to the page.
The theme was "let your imagination go wild".
I outlined the words and coloured in around with black paint. I then drew an outline on another piece of paper of the picture I wanted to use and then free handed with the black paint to outline the pic.
I then collaged some floweres and huge glasses and eyes and lips.
I actually was not feeling this page at all and was going to  do another page but then all of a sudden it started looking terrific...I think I achieved the theme!! So pleased with it.

Fairy Window Box featuring Dusty Attic products

This is the larger shadow box from Dusty Attic covered with dictionary papers sprayed with the blue and lime dylusions sprays . D/A birch trees? mini is gessoed and glued to back of box. Then using crafty secrets fairy stamp set, I stamped onto a piece of acetate that was wider that the recess, so when I put it in I curved it creating a 3d effect. Attached with glue are the lime butterflys for xtra dimension.
added on the outside are the funky circle flowers from Dusty attic.
before that though I inserted the surround from the window off the layered canvas into the gap and added a bit of corrugated cardboard and quote from dylusions stamp set.
kept it simple to enable the onlooker to see whats inside the window and connect the picture to the words.

layered canvas

Had fun putting this together ...originally started with the Dusty Attic small shadow box then added D/A wings covered them in mica flakes from finnabar products. Then decided to add a magazine head and arms and crown followed. An old swap was put to good use...the dangling altered teaspoon...attached to a metal arrow.
I thought id stick it all onto a background of cardboard which is glued to a canvas approx. 10x4 inc.
lots of dylusion sprays used mainly blue and lime. gesso bubbled wrap and stencils. copper paint rubbed around the edges. Words are also dylusions stamps. Mica beads glued to the crown too.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Maja design challenge

This is a challenge using Maja papers from the baby boy 6x6 pad kindly shared by my friend Brenda!
I have used a stencil for the stars and cut them out and also punched and cut out circles. I have gone over these with a little dimensional  gloss?? liquid and the dots are a painty pen. Again very simple...I like simple when I need to put them into an album.

Dusty Attic challenge for May

A simple layout using photos from out road trip from Masterton to Whangarei.
We stopped in at Waihi Beach for lunch at the cafe and walked along the beach.
of course now have a great photo of boys leaping off the log airbourne!
Have used the DA fishnet, words - sun sand surf, and clouds.
challenge was teals and greys.