Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A Shadow of Your Former Self

The latest prompt on Joggles Art Journal Adventures was to: use a silhouette. My silhouette ended up being a lot more interesting than the way it started. It was a magazine image which was completely black. I glued it on to the background with a glue stick and then rubbed it with a baby wipe to adhere it better. The baby wipe removed some of the black,  and all kinds of colours from brown to grey started to appear. I must admit to being really taken with the effect and I will keep it in mind for future work. It did make her look a bit like Dark Vader in the end as someone helpfully commented!.
 The background (made in the small Peacock journal) started with white and gold gesso. I scraped on the gold while the white was still wet. I then used a variety of colours and the large stencil from the August 2015 Stencilgirl Club.  I added collage with text and images from a vintage Technical Drawing book as well as with deli paper that had been pre-stencilled using the large stencil from the January 2017 Club.
I also stamped on the background using one of the stamps from the Kaffee Klatsch stamp set, designed by Nathalie Kalbach, as well as one of the stamps from the Patterns H, Set 113 set by Impress Me Now.
An alphabet set of stamps was used to add the text: "A shadow of your former self". Finally I added some postage stamps (all Hungarian) in toning colours and I also dripped some fluorescent pink acrylic ink down the pages.


peggy gatto said...

You are a master with stencils!!! Always love to see how you mix your colors and shapes!

Linda Kunsman said...

brilliant pages! I love looking over and over at all those yummy layers. And how cool that silhouette turned out-must try that too!


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