Friday, 17 June 2016

Kaleidoscope of Circumstance

There are several more spreads in my Wanderlust 2016 art journal but there hasn't been time to share them here on the blog. But at least I'm keeping up with the art making which is the most important thing. We get a prompt for our journals twice a month and this prompt dates back to May when it asked us: "What do I have to let go of?

I'm working in a very small (page size 5 x 7") journal called the Vintage Vanity Art Journal designed by Finnabair for Prima. It feels like I'm finally getting to grips both with the size and those large rings. I think the fact that I'm not in love with the journal itself helps me to be more free in my art making if that makes sense. I'm far less precious about things going wrong than in my large albums and as a result I mess around a lot and am liking the results.

I started with a lot of rubber stamping, both on the underlying (and now barely visible) layers and on the top layer, using my favourite spiral stamp (designed by France Papillon for Stampendous) as well as the circular stamp from the EEA01 set designed by Everything Art (the organizers of Wanderlust) for PaperArtsy.

I collaged on textured wallpaper. I picked up an entire roll at the last meeting of Thistle Quilters just because I loved the pattern and now have enough for the rest of my lifetime! So you can expect to see it again.

I used large sequin waste to stencil on the circles and also used parts of the large stencil from the April 2016 Stencilgirl Club (the little squares).

I found the text I wanted to add in one of my vintage books and it refers back to our prompt. It says: "self-inflicted pain, the memory of the past, the kaleidoscope of circumstance". Finally acrylic inks were dripped down the pages. I also did some writing on the pages using a pencil.

1 comment:

peggy gatto said...

You are a master at mixing color and images. I enjoy 5"x 7" size and enjoy smaller versions yet!


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