Monday, 17 October 2016

The Colours of Autumn

The theme at Art Journal Journey this month as chosen by Valerie is  'Indian Summer - Golden October - Autumn'  and there are some wonderful entries showcasing the colours and textures of the season.   I chose to focus on the colours and movement of the season but this theme could be interpreted in lots of ways so click HERE to find inspiration for your own page.
I love the colours of Autumn as the leaves change and I tried to capture that feeling of leaves falling from the trees, adding to the collection already on the ground.
I started by dropping very wet watercolour paint in red, yellow and brown onto dry paper then tilting the page to allow the colours to mix and run.  To this I added a few dabs of darker brown and bright yellow here and there to brighten the faded look
Using an acrylic leaf stamp pressed into the wet paint as it dried I managed to create faint outlines of the leaf in an attempt to add texture and depth.
A few cut out leaves, inked with half red, yellow or orange StazOn and stamped onto orange and brown card, added to the depth to create a sense of motion.  

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Artist Trading Cards

This is a scheduled post for the September ATC partner swap at UKATC
First off I chose a travel theme, using a piece cut from an old atlas and on the left you just see the white texture paste added with Tim Holtz clock stencil.
The globe is stuck on with 3D foam pads to give dimension.  The Eiffel Tower is stamped using Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap onto card stamped with Crafty Individuals' script stamp and DI Pumice Stone.

Next I used watercolour to paint the sunset background, then stamped the Inkylicious dandelions in DI Black Soot. The sentiment is from the same stamp.
Finally I decided to use some of the odd letters I have left from different alphabet sets.  The background is cut from an old dictionary page and whilst I didn't have a clear plan for this card, I like the way it turned out.