Monday, 6 March 2017

Mood of the Moment

I finally managed to finish my spread for last week's prompt on Joggles Art Journal Adventures just before the new one will appear at midday today. The prompt told us to: transform the edge of your page. The reason it took so long was the amount of layers on these pages. I tend to let my pages dry au natural rather than using a heat gun, and the cold, damp weather last week here in Scotland didn't help.  The layers also mean that it is hard to see the collaging I did in the background. It consisted of paper from Flow magazine, vintage cards and receipts as well as a transparency of one of my own photographs. I also added washi tape although the only sign of that now is the texture. The imagery on them has mainly disappeared under other layers, and paint. Touches of fluorescent paints in pink and orange helped to brighten the mood of the pages.
I used the large stencil from the 2017 February Stencilgirl Club and also the large one from September 2014 in the background.  The latter one also provided the blueprint for the edge of the page on the right hand side. The spread was done in the very last pages of my A4 Dylusions art journal so that I won't have to deal with that edge in future spreads.
Rubber stamping was added for more texture. Both are from unknown sources which means that there is no name on them and the packaging has long since disappeared.
I added further collage on the top layer using the bird image (from Country Living magazine) and the words (no idea where I cut them out from). I'm an inveterate cutter out of whatever catches my eye at any one time.
The shapes and images were outlined with black and white markers. 

1 comment:

Bonnie Irvine said...

This page is gorgeous, Frieda. The layers contribute so much richness and depth as well as the wonderful texture. I really enjoy your style!


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