Monday, 18 July 2016

A Journey into Yourself

Colour Me Positive's prompt this week was: Journey, and the art challenge to add a place on your page that you would like to  go to on a journey. Well, never mind the fact I was there back in April, I would very much love to return to New York so this is another journal spread dedicated to our trip there.

It was good that I had so many New York related art supplies to play with, as well as many, many photographs. I started with Stencilgirl's L443 City Buildings stencil and played with it both by removing paint through it and adding paint in the traditional stencilling method. I wanted the pages (in my A4 Dylusions journal) to look both grungy and graffiti like.

Once I was happy with the spread I added collage with deli paper previously stencilled with black. I grabbed another great New York related art supply, this time the Urban Scribble foam stamp, cling rubber and stencil set, designed by Nathalie Kalbach and added the rubber stamp image along the bottom of the pages.

I had found a quotation I liked and that related to the theme of Journey. It reads: "To travel is to take a journey into yourself" (Danny Kaye) and added it to the page using collage with magazine words as well as by rubber stamping some of them on.

The next step was to add on the images which are all my own photographs printed sized 2 x 2" by the Social Print Studio. On the right hand page I used pictures from Times Square while the yellow taxis feature on the left. The pictures were distressed using a Prima tool and scratching over them to stay with the grungy look.

Finally I added bits of New York themed washi tapes as well as a postage stamp with the Statue of Liberty on it. Together the pages are another great reminder of our visit.


Terri said...

Hello Frieda,
This is a very expressive spread, and one that really speaks to NYC! I have been there many times, and the way you have layered your designs gives an aliveness and a depth to the city.
Great quote too : )

SheilasEmbroidery said...

Thank you for sharing this spread. It gives me ideas for my India journal which I must get back to as it must be completed before I go back in January.


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