and welcome to September ! September already... where did summer go?
It is time for a new challenge over at the Country View Challenges Blog and Jennie has chosen the theme 'Travel'. I struggled a little with this as I didn't want to go down the plane, train and automobile route. I settled for an art journal piece with a camera because we all take photos on our travels to keep the memories alive.
I have made a little photo tutorial so you can see how this came together. I will start with the finished piece:
And here is how I made it :
I started with a piece of Mixed Media paper approx. size A5.
With a stencil and a pallet knife I added some model paste.
This is what that looked like.
Next I took out my paints....
And painted the page with it. I added a bit of Quinacridone yellow over the top of the pink and orange. It made it a little warmer.
Next, some antiquing cream. Not to make it old and worn but to accentuate the texture of the modeling paste.
Next stamps. I used Visible Image Stamps for this. This camera stamp is fabulously detailed and VI stamps stamp like a dream....
After adding some background stamping I took my trusty paint pen and added....
I then stamped the camera and got totally carried away with adding shading to it with coloured pencils. Needless to say I didn't take any more photos... apart from the finished piece :
I changed my mind about the quote because I didn't like it on the white paper so I stamped it straight on the page and added some white pen to accentuate it. I also added some thread behind the camera which is adhered on the page with dimensional tape.
That was it ! I hope you will play along with us.. you have all month !
Thank you so much for stopping by today !