zondag 25 mei 2014

Note to self: live Mindfully!

I have a subscription to a magazine called: The Flow, and a lot of the time there are these articles on mindfullness. It;s something that I can very much relate to in my busy life as a schoolteacher. The other day there was this drawing of a lady with ballons in the magazine. The only thing coloured was one brownish balloon, her face and hair. I decided to use her on my art journal page. I started the background by cutting out my lady and drawing her out on a piece of paper. I cut her out again thus making a mask which I used when putting down some modeling paste through a Crafters Workshop stencil. What was left over on modeling paste was used to make some more texture on the pages here and there and applied with a palet knife.
I then used only 2 colours of gelatos, Licorice and Snow Cone. I added them to the background and then used lots of water to let the colours run. I love the way it settled in all the nooks and crannies.

My lady had a plain white dress which I coloured in yellow with my Copic Markers. I found the skirt of the dress a bit dull so I decided to add pleats, which I thought worked out fine. I also colorued one of her ballons yelllow and added some shading on the brown balloon. Then I glued her down on my page.
I used gel medium to glue down some stitching yarn which acts as if it were a doodle. Like the effect.
The text was written by me; I always have trouble with my own handwriting on a page and usually I print out my text, but on this page, the text was quite personal and I wanted to write. Still not sure whether I like it though.
 Hope you like my spread, I certainly enjoyed making it. Have a great week, hugs Frea

20 opmerkingen:

  1. Beautiful journal pages, love the Lady and the balloons!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges!
    Rachelle DT

  2. FABULOUS! LOVE your handwriting and the textures and stenciling! LOVE the colors and the pleats on her skirt! LOVELY pages! THX for playing with us at the eclectic Paperie ePlay Challenge

  3. Some day you will realize your own handwriting makes the page shine. We like to see your wonderful art here at Word Art Wednesday. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. God Bless, Carole

  4. Lovely coloring of the lady and background immediately behind her, and then the darker coloring around her that makes her stand out. Thank you for joining us at Pattie's Creations Challenge.

  5. Fabulous piece, love all the colours.

    Thanks for joining us at Rhedd Creative Challenge.

    Moira DT xx

  6. I love the fun image!
    Thanks for playing in our "NO, NO, NO CARDS!" Challenge #92!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  7. Simply cool design and and colors! Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks challenge No Stamping Zone.

    Tamie DT

  8. A fabulous spread, love the design. I love the Flow, too.

  9. Beautiful journal page love the bright image against the fantastic background and love the texture and doodling string and you hand writing looks perfect on the page--thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
    Carol DT x

  10. Awesome art page. Love how you added pleats to the skirt and the background. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. :D

  11. I'm curious, did you color your lady on white card stock with your copics? Or regular paper? I have been neglecting my Copics because I just love love love mixed media and am always looking to incorporate the copics into my mixed media. Great spread. I really love how the gelatos water down turned out. Love it. Thanks so much for playing along with us in our May ePlay Challenge.

  12. Wonderful contrast with the gray side and the colorful side - what a great repurpose of that lovely image - thanks for joining in on our ePlay stencil challenge with this lovely project!

  13. Fabulous page! Love the different textures you've created and the pleats on her dress are amazing!
    Thank you for joining us in our challenge at Art by Miran and good luck.

  14. Love this page! Thanks for joining us at Scrapping4FunChallenges!

  15. Great pages thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge

  16. This is absolutely gorgeous - love it. TFS with us Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you again real soon xx

  17. Hi Frea, please follow this link. Congrats

    Thank you
    Rachelle DT

  18. WoW, cute and fabulous creation you made :-))
    Thank you for sharing at Milk Coffee this time!
    Hugs, Andreja

  19. Gorgeous! So verry creative
    Thank you for joining us at MilkCoffee Digi Stamps

    Huggsss, Angelique