Monday 25 May 2015

I want to like people...

I read this sentiment the other day which I found just fabulous. So true, lol!
I toned one word down a bit though...


So, I started with a background I had already made.

Most of the leaves were bleached out, so I started filling them in with purple ink (Dylusions in water brush).

One page done!

I bleached out the rest of the leaves, using water to lift the ink off the paper.

All leaves filled in with purple!

"Dotting" with white pen. It's wise to leave the page at least over night, making sure the ink is really dry (or else the white will turn pink).

All dotted!

Then playing around with some collage elements. Which head to use..?

Realising I wanted more in the background, I grabbed my black Dylusions paint, a mini ink blender and a skull stencil.

Now that's better!

Adding the sentiment with a white posca paint pen. I did two layers to make it opaque.

Outlining the white letters with a black micron pen to make them stand out more.

Adding wing to my gal, outlining the whole figure and adding some writing up the side.

Circles - I need circles!

..and more background elements...

Adding just a little bit of colour to the face and wing.

...and there you go! A new AJ spread done.

This is my entry for Art Journal Monday over at Mixed Media Mojo. Why don't you pop over and have a look at the inspirational posts and our challenge?
Wishing you all a wonderful and creative week!
Siv xx

Friday 1 May 2015

May we be strong women

It's time for a new challenge over at Mixed Media Mojo, and this is my first contribution as a design team member. 
Our May challenge is this tic tac toe board:

I chose the top left diagonal; the word "May", stencil, stamp, and ended up with this Dyan Reavley inspired art journal page.

I've used Dylusions sprays, paints (well, just the black), stencils and stamp block, Dina Wakley Media Line stamps and stencil and my trusted white UniBall Signo Broad pen.

Here's what I did:

 I took one of the many premade background pages from my Dylusions journal

 used a mask and black paint to create "windows"

 doodled around the windows, first with a black pen, then white

 stamped images through co-ordinating stencil

 used the Dylusions block to draw a frame

took another stencil and doodled inside

 added some more doodling
Now all that remains, is to put the page back in my journal. 

Here are some close ups..

Now pop on over to the Mixed Media Mojo site and join our challenge!

Siv x