The theme for this month chosen by Hazel at ART JOURNAL JOURNEY is Magical Mystery Tour. Inspired by The Beatles' song, where would your journey take you and how would you get there?
I love travelling to different countries as well as different parts of the UK where I live so a trip round the world would be my dream: No rush, no constraints; money or time!!. Oh yes, very much wishful thinking here. And as far as the transport goes, well I loved the hot air balloon ride we did some years ago so I chose that and here's the result.
I began by using the edge of a piece of corrugated packing dipped in PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics in Amethyst to drag the lines across and down the page. Next I added a torn piece of patterned paper with an oriental design to match the colour.
The word 'Dream' was added using white texture paste through a stencil. When it was dry I swiped Distress Ink in Seedless Preserve across the top of the letters with dry foam.
The wording and map of the world were printed. The balloon is from a Flonzcraft set, stamped using DI Black Soot.
I finished the page by lightly stamping the names of some capital cities and iconic images such as the Eiffel Tower and Leaning Tower of Pisa so they would almost fade into the background.