Timeless Love- art journal page with a twist
Today I created art journal page with a small twist or something unusual which I have not seen yet on other project/ Maybe I did not see the right projects, maybe I am a pioneer, who knows:) I mean maybe you know, so if you seen it already, please tell me:)
With this page I want to enter May challenge on Words & Paintery blog. I would like to take part in that challenge, but I also want to submit this project for a Creative Team call on the Words & Paintery blog.
I also want to take part in May challenge on Mixed Media & Art blog:
And that’s the way I made my journal page:
For some of my projects I use old books. I glue few pages together so they are more sturdy and then apply layer of heavy white gesso (usually by Finnabair). I don’t cover completely the pages as I love the font staying partially visible in the background. That’s exactly what I’ve done here. After drying it I added some stenciling using corse grain texture paste and a stencil from Creative Embellisments. Again left it to dry. Then added some light stamping in the background using script stamps from Paper Poetry and Archival Ink. Added stamped broken lines (this is my own handmade stamp) and some key and lock stamping (also Paper Poetry).
The next step was the coloring. I used variety of colors as I needed to achieve rusty effect and I actually do not yet have any rusty paint:/ So I cheated a little trying to mix the colors and get one as close to rust as possible. I used Infusions Orange County (by PaperArtsy) and Magicals (by Lindy Stamp Gang): Cattail Cooper Brown and tiny bit of Red Hot Poker Orange. After drying the pages I applied generous coat of patina paint (Vert de Gris by Rico Design). I actually needed to apply it few times over and dry between applications as the patina was mixing slightly with earlier applied paints. On the side I prepared my focal point- photo of an old couple. For its background I used torn pieces of scrapbooking papers from Vintage collection, tag, pieces of paper, black thread, cog and some die-cuts which I painted in blue and brown with Magicals: Carribean Blue and Distress Spray Stain: Vintage Photo (clock, watch and mustache). I added some metal embellishment, copper wire, cog and on the side of a lady- some beautiful white lace. On the other page I stamped words Timeless Love ( Paper Poetry and Visible Image stamps) on small pieces of leftover papers, added spring, heart- shaped brad and black thread. I did some splatter with Prima Water Soluble Oil Pastels ( shades of blue).
And now for the twist- because I really wanted the page to look old, I added over the picture and over the words some artificial spider web- the same one which I bought last year to decorate the house for Halloween:) I absolutely love the effect it creates! More texture, more oldness:)
Thanks for watching and see you soon!:)