zaterdag 15 februari 2014

Donna Downey inspired art journal spread.

This spread in my Dylusions Art Journal was inspired by Donna Downey. She worked with a lot of texture too and used that dark area as a backdrop for an image. To me it depicts a doorway. I set out making this page by using a stone stencil and texture paste after which I filled in the remaining area's with an Antique effect texture paste.
The doorway was made with a darkbrown acrylic paint with some black added in orde to make it even darker. I didn't mix in the black all the way, in order to get some variation in colour to add some interest instead of making a dark 'hole' in the wall.
I diluted some of the leftover acrylic paint from the doorway and let it drip from the side of the right page, hoping to create the illusion of branches accross the page. I needed that to 'hang' my birdcage stamp on. To bring back a little of the pink colour of the flowers on that lady I stamped a little heart and coloured that pink with a Copic marker before gluing it down.
In the middle of the spread accross the two pages, I tried to make the illusion of a tree by scraping my palet knife through the texture paste. When spraying the Glimmer mist, the ink gathered in the 'branches' of the tree, thus enhancing the tree.
Apart from various beige and brown sprays, I used two green sprays to give the illusion of the wall being overgrown with moss, but it also gave me the opportunity to let the green from the lady's dress come back on the pages. In orde to make the brick wall look dirty and old, I used some of the brown doorway paint and a nearly dry brush.
This last picture shows off the glimmer very nicely, which is fortunate, because most of the time it is nearly impossible to catch that in a picture.
Now let's see if we can get this puppy joined in some challenges. Have a great weekend everyone, hugs Frea

17 opmerkingen:

  1. What a fantastic mixed media you made! I like all details :-))
    Thank you for playing along with us at "Izazovi i Slatkiši" and I hope to see you again!
    Hugs, Andreja

  2. Dat is weer een mooie pagina geworden... Leuk dat er zoveel technieken gebruikt zijn.
    Liefs, Melanie

  3. Wow, very cool pages! I like the photo and your backround coloring - the tree looks great!
    xx Evelyn

  4. Stunning pages, just love everything about them,love all the textures too.
    You must link us to your blog to be eligable for our challenge...
    Sandie, xx

  5. Very nicely done! Thanks for joining us at Through The Craftroom Door!

  6. WOW these pages are stunning, love all the texture and the colour tones are stunning.

    Thanks for coming over and joining in with our very first Challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

  7. I really like how you dragged the knife through the paste to make the tree, then let the glimmer mist settle in the grooves. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  8. Wow this is gorjuss. Thanks for the inspiration and for playing with us at Izazovi i sladkiši.

  9. Fabulous love how it has turned out.

    Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

    Moira DT.

  10. Great pages filled with lots of great textures and layers of color.

    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

  11. Love this journal spread, Frea! Love the subtle color palette with the pop of bright pink in that wee heart. Nicely choreographed! Thanks for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge!

  12. Amazing textures and colours! Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  13. Really like this: the colours, textures and ideas... I dabble in journalling every now and then, so this is really inspirational :) Thanks for joining us over at Craft for the Craic!

  14. Beautifully put together - thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

    Helen x

  15. This is fabulous Frea, a real masterclass in creating journal pages. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stampotique Designer Challenge. Sue xx

  16. Looks very gloomy - COOL :D
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique DC

    xx Arwen

  17. This is beautiful, love the atmosphere you have created here x thanks for joining us at Country View Crafts challenege this month x trace x