dinsdag 24 december 2013

I'm joining in de Round Robin art journal and this is my first page.

Next year the Craftorij is organizing a Round Robin art journal. That means I make the first page in my own journal and then send it to the next person on the list who will add a second spread and send it to the third person and so on. Somewhere in September I will (hopefully) receive my art journal back, filled with lots of inspiration from other people. Meanwhile I will receive art journals from all the others on the list and make a spread in their journals. I just love the idea!!
Now the technique I used for the background is one I had seen on a video by Andy Skinner on You Tube. It's really quite easy. I glued a colourful background page down and sealed it with 2 layers of acrylic varnish. Then I used some modeling paste and a stencil to make my owls. After drying I painted the entire background with black acrylic paint. While that was stil wet I splattered drops of acrylic retarder on the background which prevents the paint underneath those drops from drying. When the reast of your black paint is dry, you simply take a piece of kitchen roll and wipe away the retarder which reveals the colours underneath. How cool is that?!
I used a black permenent marker to colour the modeling paste extra black in order to make them stand out against the black background. I then scanned the Internet for 'owl' quotes and found two I liked. Using my white Sharpie I wrote them down on the left page around the edge of the page and on the right at the bottom of the page. I then used the marker to make white paintsplatters.
Hope you like my spread. I wish you all Merry Christmas!!!

11 opmerkingen:

  1. Neat journal! Good job! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

  2. Great project! Thanks for playing at Hobby Cutz Challenge blog. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.

  3. Very very clever indeed!!!! Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place x x

  4. Great idea, love the color!! Thank you for playing with us at Artistic Inspirations this time, hugs Kate DT

  5. So pretty Thank you for joining us at Crafting from the hearts third challenge good luck best wishes from Sharon DT member see you next time xxx

  6. This is lovely, thank you for sharing with us at Hobby Cutz, and good luck.

    Caz xx HB DT

  7. This is so cool and very striking! I really love it and the technique is fabulous xx

  8. Great journal! Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place xx Stacey(DT)

  9. Ik wens jullie een gezellige jaarwisseling !
    XX Christa.

  10. great journal thanks so much for joining us at Bunnyzoes this month
    hugs sara x x x

  11. Fabulous project.... Thank you for joining us at Craft my life challenge.... Hugs may x x x