Sunday, May 15, 2011

Canvas Art Journal Pages

Just thought I'd share what I've been working on....this is my canvas art journal and these pages were inspired by the challenge prompt from Theme Thursday of "Garden". I started by spraying Adirondack colorwash (sail boat blue, lettuce and meadow) over a Prima mask. Then I whitewashed it a bit with watered down gesso - it kind of blended and muted the colors. I added some rolled fabric flowers I'd made, with ribbon stems and French book text leaves. My quote is written with india ink and a dip pen - my Pitt pens wouldn't write over the fabric as the ends just became coated. There are some white Signo gel pen dots to embellish the flowers and swirls of the text, but they're hard to see in the photo. Overall, I had a lot of fun experimenting with different media and liked the outcome! Hope you found some time to just play and get messy this weekend, too :-)

10 comments:

Netty said...

The flowers look great and loving your colour combinations as well. You did have a good time....didn't you....brill. Have a great week, Annette x

Shar said...

Wow! Your flowers and page are incredible!

Janine said...

Ohh Penny, I've made them too, but did not know waht tot do with them, now I see what you can make, this loks so grreat. I hope you don't mind if it 'take' your idea with me? Have a great week, love , janine

Jennie Atkinson said...

Wow what a stunning page Penny. The colour combinations are beautiful and I just love the flowers.

Debbie K. said...

Simply lovely, Penny! Love everything about it. So very, very pretty.

stampdiva said...

Penny,
This direction your art is taking is quite a journey and I an so glad you are sharing it wish us.
Everything, colours, flowers and the sentiment are so beautiful.
Wishes
Lynne

Irish3 said...

Beautiful journal pages!!! I love the background with the colors of your flowers.. makes them look even prettier.. Nice job!!

Michele said...

rapturously beautiful! i love the color and the composition of your canvas art journal pages! xo

Janine said...

Hi Penny I have finally showed my flowers like your idea ☺

Jules said...

Delectable!