Monday, 15 February 2016
Go with all your Heart
This spread was made for Colour Me Positive in my large (A4) Dylusions art journal. Our prompt this week was: "wherever you go, go with all your heart", and the art challenge: to collage one (or two or three) things onto your spread. I started with my sunshine background using the Scribble Scratch Handwriting stencil from Stencilgirl. I thought about the "going" aspect of the quotation as well as the heart one (hearts galore at the moment in all my online groups!) and found paper napkins with both the car image and another one with the small hearts and they were collaged on as shown.
I had to find someone to do the "going" and just a few days before I had received the perfect image to do this. I was super lucky to win one of the prizes at the Creative Jumpstart 2016 online course in the shape of Nathalie Kalbach's rubber stamp set Fashion Dame (produced by Stampendous). Nathalie is the organizer of Creative Jumpstart, a class I specially enjoyed this year as all the art was inspired by 4 great artists: Vincent van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Basquiat, and Anselm Kiefer. The lessons can be downloaded to your own computer and although I have watched them all, I know I will return to them time and again.
The stamp is wonderful and very reminiscent of those books of paper dolls and their outfits I remember from my youth, so a lovely bit of nostalgia. She was positioned by the side of the car and dressed in an outfit made from my under paper (the paper I have on my worktable when I'm painting, to catch all the drips etc.). The stamp package also had an additional stencil and I used that in the background too, with Dylusions spray ink.
The big hearts were drawn in and also filled with that under paper glued on (another bit of collage as per the challenge) and outlined with black and white markers. The text was stamped on using one of my many sets of alphabet stamps and another stamp reading: Journey of the Heart was added to the pages as well. Finally I added another mode of going or transportation in the shape of the postage stamp.