Monday, May 30, 2011

Theme Thursday

This is my entry for this week's Theme Thursday Challenge where the theme is to use texture and/or layers. Mine includes both - I have crumpled tissue paper adhered to a cardstock piece with the wrinkles highlighted with distress ink and metallic rub-ons, as well as a layered background that started as text transferred with gel medium to a piece of watercolor paper, then gessoed, and finally sprayed with Adirondack colorwash over a Prima stencil. My idea began as a journal page background, and here's a picture of it so you can see the layered background before I added the Paper Whimsy girl.

I outlined the background with a drawn rectangle and smudged it with water soluable oil pastels - I haven't yet decided what to add to this journal page because I'm really liking the background! I also played around with another layered background in my journal:

I had a bunch of circles die-cut from vintage text paper that I adhered randomly, then gessoed over. I added a layer of quinacridone gold acrylic paint, then a burnt umber layer and wiped it with a baby wipe to blend. I added the drawn rectangle and the shadowing around it and the circles with more of the water soluable oil pastels blended with my fingers.


lynne said...

I haven't started an Art Journal as I always say to myself that if I have time to create it is better to see a completed card or other project but now I understand the value of keeping an art journal.
The textures shine through in the photograph and everything works together beautifully.
Lynne x

Janine said...

this one I love , what a great piece this is!! I don't know where to look, so much to see just great!!! I love it!!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Marvelous work!! The piece with the girl is fabulous!

Shar said...

Wow! Everything is absolutely stunning!