Just a personal note before I get to the art journal page:
I am in South Africa at the moment. So I added this text now, as this journal page has been created before I left the Netherlands about 3 weeks ago. The purpose of this journey was to celebrate my mom's 90 th birthday on the 19th of March.
Her Creator chose to take her Home for ever on the 4th of March.
I will still enjoy SA for about 10 days. Have to get home quickly as I will become a grandmother for the very first time at the very beginning of April, God willing of course.
Start with a black piece of A5 size cardstock. Adere some torn pieces of bookpaper and cover it with some gesso. Apply Structure paste over the stencil and leave to dry. Sprinkle some Nuamce powders over the page and mist with water. Leave to dry. Stamp the butterfy collages in the background. Stamp the wording onto a seperate piece of white cardstock, cut it out and adhere to the page.
LOVE the intensity of the color ..
I've added some white accents to the edges of the stencilled structure paste. Go play!
I am still very happy with this (own design) stamp from Magenta. It's really a stamp which does not need anything extra.
The background has been built up with bookpaper, tissue paper, gesso, acrylic paint, leftover structure paste on a stencil from an earlier project, glue drops; just messy and a lot of layers. I had to stamp the bird an odd 5 times to get a clear stamped image because of all the layered structure.
When I started I did not have any plan, just started with a piece of cardstock with some leftover structure paint from a stencil. I adhered some wrapping paper, didn't like it, then covered it partially with stamped tissue paper, covered that up with Gesso, etc etc. The color is from Distress ink Tea Dye.
On a Facebook Group I am on, we had to use a color we don't use often, and a seahorse on the project.
I went for the gorgeous seahorse stamp from Designs By Ryn of course... and the color you won't see me use much is violet.
Actually, I discovered that there is no color I don't like at all.
I LOVE violet in combination with blues, as colors in Hydrangeas are really a favorite of mine, how couldn't it be!?!
So, to be true, this was a real challenge for me, colorwise.
The coloring has been done with Nuance from Magenta.. Black, and Violet... The blue has been added with a watercolor pencil, just a hint of it!
The bubbles are also from Designs By Ryn.
The stamp I heat embossed in whoite is from Stampers Anonymus, an alltime favourite as far as I am concerned.