Thursday, 9 February 2017

Why do you cry so?

This week's prompt on Joggles Art Journal Adventures was to use a subtle colour palette. Quite a challenge for me! And I have to admit that this still is not that subtle (and has sparkle) but it's subdued for me. I started with collage using a collection of vintage images and text. I used an old school book and the phrase "Why do you cry so?"  stood out so I decided to make that the main stay of my spread. I found the image of a reindeer calf in a collection of vintage animal pictures I discovered in an old second hand book I bought. Once I brought it home I discovered  to my great delight that someone had been using it as a scrapbook and this calf was one of those scraps. I also collaged on deli paper, previously stencilling with the large stencil from the January 2017 Stencilgirl Club, as well as tissue wrap.
I used Distress Markers and metallic paint with the L471 Hamburg stencil, designed by Nathalie Kalbach for Stencilgirl Products. I used the same stencil to add Golden Coarse Pumice Gel, just because my eye alighted on it while working in the studio,  and I'd never even opened the pot. I love the effect, but oh boy, did it ever take ages to dry here in a cold and wet Scotland. In the end I put the journal in the airing cupboard overnight and that did the trick.
I added some of Jane Davenport's new washi tapes to the pages. The tapes in the package I used all have eyes as the main feature on the tape.
 Finally some peach coloured mica spray as well as a turqouise one was added for that additional sparkle.

I again worked in the 6 x 8" peacock journal which originally had lined, thin pages, but is now much sturdier thanks to gesso and glueing pages together. I have taken a real shine to those challenges and so far it's working well. 

1 comment:

Linda Kunsman said...

fantastic spread Frieda!! You did well holding back on all the bright colors(which is a difficult thing for me too:). Love the coarse pumice gel-so fun to add texture. And the new Jane tape is super!


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