Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Colorstoriesinspriation 160 entry


I enjoyed putting this page together. It is about our trip to Canada in Jan this year

SATW entry closeups

close ups of my art journal cover.

Scrap Around The World April Moodboard Challenge

Hi  all I decided to decorate the cover of my new art journal for the ScrapAroundTheWorld April Moodboard Challenge. I loved the colours in the mood board and I also love the beach and ocean. The inspirational section of the mood board made me think of using the art journal to keep my fingers busy when I would otherwise be eating when  and what I shouldn't!! Let's hope it works!
Below is the mood board for ScrapAroundTheWorld April

and here is my creation

I covered the journal with Gesso, then sprayed it with delusional inks. However I didn't like the result so I painted it over with gesso again, and then painted it with heavy body acrylic paint. Then I applied soft moulding paste over a damask stencil. I went away thinking how was I going to colour this but I must have not waited till the paint was completely dry as when I came back the paste had taken up the colour underneath!! I quite like this result! The seagulls are a dusty Attic product and I covered them with gesso and then white embossing. The flowers are Green Tara( I'm pretty sure of that) and on the journal tag tucked in the left hand side I wrote
"This is sunset over the beach in the Cocos Keeling Islands, West Island. A great place for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday - if you like swimming and snorkelling. Beautiful.Beautiful place!!"

In my next post I am going to add some close ups!!