Friday, 21 October 2016

An Ordeal of Change

We had a break from Colour Me Positive this week which was very welcome as far as I was concerned. But The Documented Life Project 2016 continued with the October theme of: A Fresh Start - clear your palette. The art challenge was: draw a line down the middle and create two scenes. For my line I used the centre of the 8 x 8" Dylusions art journal in which I'm working.  A fresh start always involves change and this is certainly a time for that at the moment here, and not all in a good sense. Hence one of the vintage text pieces reads: "endure an ordeal of change". 
Both pages were originally treated as one and I did exactly the same things on both sides. Then when I was happy with how the spread looked I grabbed a Fiskars Ovals stencil and outlined ovals on both pages. On the right hand page I filled in the area around the ovals with a black marker while on the left hand side I filled in the ovals themselves with black. I must say I had a lot of trouble finding a black marker in my stash that would work on the many layers of paint, but eventually settled on the Zig Scroll & Brush one from Kuretake
 Techniques used: rubber stamping, stencilling, ink dropping, outlining with white marker
 ools used: art foamie Ring TicTac designed by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, Kaffee Klatsch cling rubber stamp set from Nathalie Kalbach for Stampendous, and French Journal Page rubber stamp designed by France Papillon for Stampotique. The following stencils were used: S314 Entangling Threads, medium stencil from Seeds and Pods February 2014 Stencilgirl Club and S226 Small Mod Ovals and Circles all from Stencilgirl Products and the TCW458 Coffee Splotch stencil by The Crafters Workshop as well as the  Fiskars Ovals 1 plastic stencil.
As you can tell, it's not all doom and gloom, there is a glimmer of light on the horizon.


Linda Kunsman said...

wonderful work of art -great visual!

fabriquefantastique said...

Interesting textures. Just want you to know I am still following!!

peggy gatto said...

Knockout pages!

Muriel said...

I always enjoy a visit to your blog, this spread is wonderful. Full of texture and contrast!


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