Monday, 6 May 2013

Journal Journeys Challenge 19

Its 'Birds' this month over on Journal Journeys this month so here's my offering.

I started by scribbling Derwent ArtBars (in Spearmint, Honeycomb, Pacific Blue and Allzarin) in blocks all over the page.  I used a paintbrush with water to blend them together.  This is the first time I've used the ArtBars and I *love* them.  They're like water soluble wax crayons (and we all know how much we love wax crayons!!).

Next I tore some pages from a bird book  and stuck them on with gel medium.  Then I put some Claudine Hellmuth Blank Canvas paint on top of them with my finger and scrubbed it off with kitchen towel to blend them in with the page.


I used a Stewart Gill stencil of a Peacock Feather and sponged Landscape Green and Yellow Pastel through it.  After that I really looked at the background and realised that there was pink and blue in there so I sponged Painterly Pink and Sky Blue through small sequin waste and scrubbed some into the background with my finger.


Ages ago Jo and I were in The Works at the Metro Centre and we came across a book in the sale called Fotolog.  Its a book jam packed full of all kinds of photos on everything imaginable.  Well at a fiver who could resist....  I used 4 unusual photos of birds on the page and scratched into them using Stampbord tools.  I used the same colours of ArtBars to scribble round the edge of each photo and then outlined them with black pen.

I googled bird quotes and found the 2 I've used.  I thought because my photos are a bit dark, the quotes needed to be deep.  





I hand wrote them using a black pen, first going over it in black then in pink to accentuate it.  I don't hand write in my finished pages very often but I think this page benefits from it.




I used a Tim Holtz clear flock of birds stamp with Sweet Plum Memento ink randomly on the page.  Memento doesn't dry too well over acrylic paint and gel medium so I used a heat gun to dry it and scrubbed any damp ink into the page with a kitchen towel.

So here is my finished page.



Its something completely different for me but I'm really please with it!

Thanks for organising this Dawn :-)

6 comments:

Janet said...

Beautiful pages, Jill. I especially like the peacock feather stencil and the quotations.

Janet xx

~*~Patty S said...

Your pages are lovely and I am also very inspired by the quotes...such soft colors!
oxo

Dawn said...

I love that peacock feather stencil. It looks amazing in your wonderful background. A good buy (cheap book) love how you have highlighted the birds in the photos. Thanks for joining in with Journal Journey challenge this month Glad you're up to it Dxx

Polly Primrose said...

Wow! Absolutely loving it! It kinda reminds me of Hitchcock's The Birds. I love being able to see how it all comes together.xxP

froebelsternchen Susi said...

great - and fab to see your progress!

erasercarver said...

Beautiful pages, Jill :) And I really love the quotes, they go really well with the photos.