Hi friends :)
I'd like to share an art journal page I created. It is a spring themed page. I wanted there to be limited color on the page so that whatever color is there stands out and hence, I've kept a lot of white space, I'm happy with the result because usually I use a lot of color. Also, wanted to play on the contrast between "spring" which to me means freedom, openness, randomness as plants and leaves can grow anywhere and the fact that the butterflies and flowers I chose were boxed within geometrical shapes was very interesting to me, so I chose these stamped images for this page. To me it depicts the fact that even though things may not be as they ought to be, there may be "constraints", life is still beautiful and we must embrace it for what it is. Hence, the title "life is beautiful" which is also stamped.
I wanted to emphasize the flowers so I colored in 1 focal image in each of the bunches (in the rectangles and squares) instead of all of them, to draw the eye towards the flowers :) I did some water coloring with zig markers and camlin brush pens and also used ink sprays. All the stamping was done with ranger's archival jet black ink as it is water proof. Very light background stamping was done in the gaps to create interest.
If you notice the close up pictures, you'll see that I have used an old diary from 2012 as my art journal, I just stick 2 pages together to make the paper thicker and easier to work with, apply white gesso on it and then the page is ready for journalling.
List of Supplies:
1. Magenta Cling Stamp- Life is beautiful
2. Mudra stamps - Go confidently
3. Ranger's Archival Jet black inkpad
4. Acrylic block
5. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens (pack of 12)
6. Camlin Brush pens (pack of 6)
7. Sharper Black- Fine point
8. Aqua brush- small, medium
9. Little Birdie Color Splash Sprays- Lime splash, lemon zing, ocean mist
10. Camlin White Gesso
11. Paint brushes
12. Water spray bottle
Here are a few pictures of the page :--
I am playing along with the following challenges:
More than words March Main Challenge (the word beautiful is there in the title "life is beautiful" and there are 2 stamped butterflies on the page)
PS: I'm also excited to share that I am having a small crafty giveaway which is open to anyone worldwide (international folks are most welcome). All the details can be found here -- I'd be super thrilled and honored if you play along :) the prize is a 25 USD gift certificate to any store you like. It is open till the end of march and you can do as many or as few steps as you like.
Thanks for your time! Would love to read your comments :)