Friday, 24 March 2017

Opening Wide

This week's prompt on Joggles Art Journal Adventures was: opening. The interpretation was left entirely to everyone individually. I like such prompts as it gives me a reason to start some research on suitable quotations and I was very lucky to find the one I used that reads: "By opening wide the doors of our hearts, we can broaden our horizons". 
The entire spread (in a small 6 x 8" journal) emerged from those words. First of all I made a horizon. Below it is water and the background for that was made with various blue paints, some blue marbled paper, and stencil S107 Zen Landscape stencil by Stencilgirl Products.  I also used some rubber stamping.  The sky was done with pastel acrylic paints and gelatos.
I wanted to have a heart on the page to relate to the quotation and I wanted that heart to open. I used a previously gelli plate printed piece of paper to cut the heart out from, and then adhered it to the pages using pieces of turquoise washi tape as hinges (see above). I wrote some more words inside also relating to opening.
The quotation itself was printed out onto white paper using the computer, and glued on (with a glue stick) and the words were outlined with a black Stabilo All pencil. I added blue to the edges of the heart as well as the pages with an ink pad.

I rather like how this one turned out and how the words gave me the inspiration for the entire look of the pages.


Lenna Young Andrews said...

This interpretation and resulting spread is so lovely!

peggy gatto said...

Avery lovely design (again)!

Linda Kunsman said...

a great quote and beautiful journal spread!


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