Thursday, August 13, 2020

Dead end - Art journal page

 Hey everyone,

One thing I love about VLVS is that there are some very weird stamps - and I mean that in a positive way. On the art journal page that I'm sharing today I used one of them.

I'm working in my Dina Wakley Media Journal, the blue edition to be exact. The page is made from white burlap which I find a bit difficult to work on. So I chose the easiest way to start for me: a collage. I just grabbed some random pieces from book pages and a piece from a Tim Holtz tissue paper and glued them down with some matte medium. I just filled a little area of my page and left a lot of open space. This just looked like a nice composition to me. To add some color, I brought in two Dylusions sprays. But instead of spraying my page I used them like a watercolor.


Next I stamped my two focal images. I colored the octopus lady with some ZIG real brush markers and cut her and the dead end sign out. I wasn't sure about which color to use for the sign, so I colored that after I decided where I wanted it to be on the page. To make the images blend nicely into the page I colored the cutting edges with a black marker.

Generally, I don't like my images to be "floating" on a page, so the lady needed something to stand on. For that, I got out a charcoal pencil and created some kind of shadows where she and her stool would be touching the floor.

At this point I thought that something was missing. So before gluing everything down, I added some cross marks to the background with a stamp. I wasn't sure if it would work well on the burlap, but it turned out quite cool, don't you agree?

So, all that I added apart from the lady and the sign was a sticker. The inked edges really helped it to stand out more.

Here are some more detailed photos:

Stamps used:
Octopus Lady (19706)

Dead End Sign (20492)
Cross Marks Background (20165)

Other materials:
- Dina Wakley Media Journal - Blue edition
- book pages
- Tim Holtz tissue paper "Melange"
- Dylusions Spray Ink (black marble, ground coffee)
- ZIG real brush pens
- Pitt brush pen
- charcoal pencil
- Versaclaire ink pad (nocturne)
- quote from Tim Holtz clipping stickers "Halloween"

See you soon!


1 comment:

Debbie Gaetz said...

proof that art journal pages do not need the entire page to be filled in. I may have to order the octopus lady!