Monday, 2 January 2017


The very last prompt on Colour Me Positive for 2016 was: Opportunities. I found a quotation by Eric Roth which resonated with me. It reads: "Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss". It seemed rather appropriate for the start of a New Year.
I made the background by using just one stencil from Stencilgirl Products. It is L457 Santiago, designed by Nathalie Kalbach. I used the same stencil to print up some deli paper on my gelli plate and used pieces of the resulting prints as collage on the pages (the black/blue bits). I found an appropriate image from a magazine and I also used paper with Chinese script for additiona collage material as well as 3 French postage stamps. The quotation itself was printed out onto vintage paper using my computer. I also used a small rubber stamp of an ink splat on the pages. It was produced by Stampotique.

 Acrylic ink were dropped on the pages and encouraged to drip in various directions.

I used outlining with black and white lines to emphasize some design elements. 

I have been working in the A4 sized Dylusions art journal for all my Colour Me Positive prompts this year. There are still some pages left to fill and as I like to have my journals completed I will continue adding spreads although not necessarily with Colour Me Positive inspired work. The project is continuing but I'm not going to do it every week as was the case in 2016. In 2017 I will only do them if a particular prompt inspires a direct response. I'm reigning back on projects so that I can concentrate on developing my own work and use my own inspiration.


peggy gatto said...

Lovely ending to 2016!!!!
Now we begin again!!!

Linda Kunsman said...

gorgeous page and wonderful reflective thoughts Frieda.


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