Sunday, May 6, 2012

Art Journal Play

Here's an art journal page with inspiration from a class on Christy Tomlinson's blog called the Art of Wild Abandonment taught by Junelle Jacobson.  The background was such messy fun to make!  Lots of layers - tissue paper, acrylic paint, gesso, paint stamping, ink stamping, mod podge, and a sewn border.  The flowers are cut from deli paper sprayed with Dylusions ink sprays - really incredible vibrant colors.  I added pen doodling, buttons, and gems.  The bit of found text seemed appropriate :-)

Here's a close-up of one of the flowers.  I love the splotchy spray look on the deli paper.  And see...I even sewed my buttons!

It just so happens that on My Mojo Monthly Sarah has chosen the theme of floral frenzy - an appropriate choice for May, don't you think since April showers bring May flowers!  So I'm adding in my funky flowers for the frenzy :-)  Take some time to look at Sarah's recent posts as it looks like she's been bit by the art journaling bug too and is having great fun playing.  Such wonderful inspiration to see!

Stamp credits:  KaiserCraft and Paperbag Studios


Sue said...

Hello Penny
Purple is glorious, sensual yet complex, and this page is all of that! It has much excitement and a little tranquillity (bg). I just love what you have done here, it is stunning.

Janine said...

GREAT GREAT GREAT, love the flowers and the colors!!!

Martina2801 said...

A big aplause, dear Penny!
What you make is a feast for my eyes to look at! Love the colors and the design!
Well done!!

Sarah said...

really fabulous colours and texture! Love these vibrant tones and the background is amazing and I love the way the flowers pop - messy fun is the best fun. Thanks so much for sharing your creation with My Mojo Monthly. Sarah.

Debbie K. said...

Just gorgeous, Penny! I love the purple flowers. Great choices of colors. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great rest of the week.
- DebbieK

Shar said...

So pretty! I love the dimensionality!

Connie said...

I love the purple flowers. I also love your tags and cards. What a talented gal you are. I'm looking forward to following your artful adventures. Your newest follower, Connie Please accept my warm invitation to visit and hopefully to follow me too. :)

Michelle Gregory said...

i love the colors.

Barb King said...

Wow, this is a great mixed media piece. I love the color combo and the background. I'm following you now, hope you can check out my blog when you get a chance!