Thursday, 18 June 2015

Who wants to live for ever?

I am trying to catch up here on this blog with my Dylusions art journal and that's not going to be an easy task because as soon as I post here I make more spreads in the journal. In fact, I'm continually thinking about future pages and the only thing stopping me making them non stop is that the weather is a great deal colder at the moment. That means it takes much longer for things to dry and thus stopping mid flow. But the pull to paint is very strong within me. So there is every chance you'll see a lot of pages here too. This particular one was made on the 21st April and was influenced by the same event as the spread I posted previously here although it is a much more optimistic spread.
I started as I usually do with paints and stencils. I used the April 2015 stencils from the Stencilgirl Club. All the stencils from the club are gorgeous but these particular ones designed by Jessica Sporn are very close to my heart, capturing as they do, the free flower power spirit of the 60s and 70s: love and peace and all that! I decided to add more flowers of my own and found them in a sample wallpaper book that I'm lucky enough to possess (in fact I have about 4). This particular wallpaper is called Monchique and was produced by Osborne & Little. I had such fun colouring in the flowers!  Washi tape,and vintage papers, were added as well as the main texts that were meaningful to me in the context of the spread. The circles were added using sequin waste.
 Outlining was done with black and white markers as well as water soluble oil pastels,  and it was then that I realized how appropriate the music I was listening to while making this page, was to it. The song was by Beth Nielson Chapman and is called: "How we Love". I wrote some of the lyrics around the flowers as shown.

2 comments:

Lenna Young Andrews said...

absolutely beautiful....

Jessica Sporn said...

What a beautiful spread. I just love all your colors and the way you collaged those other flowers onto the background. Gorgeous.

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