Hi everyone, hope your week has been good and you have something fun planned for your weekend! I am just about to go and rearrange some furniture and supplies so that could be considered fun or maybe the fun happens afterwards lol. First though, I wanted to share this art journal page that I just finished.
This month, Country View Challenges are celebrating their 100th challenge and so the challenge this month is to feature the number 100 somewhere on your project and also to be inspired by one of the DT projects. What a fun challenge!
Today I have my third entry to this challenge and it’s an art journal page which was inspired by the general colour of the background, the little girl paper doll sitting on the top of the 100, and the flowers used by Evelyn on her sketchbook cover.
I chose this one because I liked the paper doll sitting on the big 100, and I thought the colour would be a bit of a challenge for me as it looked quite dark and reddish and that’s not my usual colour choice. I don’t have the same products so I started off with this Quin Rose acrylic from Amsterdam.
Then I started laying paint to get the darker colour using Burnt Umber acrylic ink and began stencilling over the top of it using a small handmade stencil.
I continued to add layers of stencilling using Paperartsy Blood Orange and Candy Floss chalk paints. The photo below show my old cardboard stencil and a jar lid I was using as a palette, plus the paints I was using. It’s all high tech around here lol.
Here’s a closer look at some of the texture…
I found these Prima flowers in my stash and the packet also contained this lovely butterfly with a metal body and two layers of wings, which are open for the photo but will lie flat when the journal is closed, so no worries about crushing it.
I used the idea of the paper doll sitting on top of the big 100 but for mine, I stacked 2 x 100 on top of each other to make them taller, using the Shadow Numbers die from Tim Holtz, and added two paper dolls, one old, one young.
Thinking about 100 made me think of age, which is why I added the old gentleman, and so I used this Tim Holtz sticker to add to my page, with the answer to the question below it LOL. This 100 uses the other part of the Shadow Number die, so it cuts two sets of numbers at once, very handy!
A few finishing touches using a white pen and a stabilo, and the page was finished and now safely inside my journal…
Hope you enjoyed the journey! Let me know what you think in the comments. As always, thanks for reading!
watercolour paper, my usual journal, Quin Rose acrylic, Paperartsy Blood Orange, Candy Floss Fresco paint, Burnt Umber acrylic ink, White acrylic ink, Tim Holtz sticker & paper dolls, Sizzix Alphanumeric Shadow Numbers die, white acrylic, Prima flowers & butterfly, white pen, white card scraps, Pitt artist pen, glue, homemade stencil, stabilo all,
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