Friday, 15 June 2012

Journal Journeys Challenge 09

This month Dawn over on Journal Journeys set us the challenge of 'torn paper'.  I *love* torn paper.  I try to use it on my cards so that when I stick something on wonkily, it doesn't matter ;)

Yet again Dawn made a fabulous page and it took me a while to figure out how to follow it in my own style.  Then I remembered a couple of cards I had made a while ago using mulberry paper and the idea had arrived!

Firstly I tore up red, yellow and orange tissue paper and adhered them to the page with Golden Gel Medium.  Then I dribbled Golden Fluid Acrylic in Phthalo Green (blue Shade) and used a Speedball Brayer to brayer it across the surface.  

The colour was nice but I wanted more depth so I dripped more Golden Fluid Acrylics in Phthalo Blue (green shade), Hansa Yellow Medium and Cobalt Teal separately onto sections of the page and rubbed them in with my finger.  I like the colours much better and it gives it some interest.

Next I searched til I found my stash of Mulberry Paper and drew basic circular flower shapes on various colours with a wet paint brush and tore them out.  Then I drew some centres and leaves and tore them out too.  I stuck them to the page with a Zig glue pen.  Now on the cards I've made before I followed instructions from the PaperCraft Inspirations magazine.  They made poppies with the paper so the glue didn't show through on the black Mulberry but it does on the yellow centres I had so I had to stick some gems on to try and hide it.

I drew stalks on randomly with a dark green Promarker.  It didn't show up to well but I like that.  Black would've have been too harsh and I stuck the leaves on just to fill gaps really!

The top of the page looked a little bare so I tore a butterfly out of the Mulberry Paper and again the glue showed through the lilac wings, so back to the gems.  Gems are just *the* best things for filling up blank space and saving a project like this. 

I drew the antennae on with a black Promarker with the small tip added.

And here is the finished piece.  I really like the texture underneath the paint.

Thanks for organising this again Dawn :)


InkyArtitude said...

What great texture, looks like you've had great fun with this one and it's turned out brilliantly. I love the depth of field you've achieved.

Janet said...

Love this Jill! Gorgeous colours and flowers - very uplifting and a pleasure to the eyes.

Janet xx

Dawn said...

Oh Jill I love it & it's showing up fine on the blog hun.

I am loving the flowers and the depth you have created with the back ground great use of turn paper here thanks for joining in the journal journey challenge again this month hun. Love Dawn xx

Darlene K Campbell said...

Learned a couple of things on your tutorial. This would make a cool cover on a journal or altered book.

~*~Patty S said...

Hello I am visiting you from Dawn's blog!

Your pages are such an inspiration...thank you for sharing your creative process

The end result is WOW!