Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Art journal page - African moments

"African moments" - black and white vs. colors art journal page (cca 22 x 34 cm / 8,5" x 13,5").

I started with black and white background - simple 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation stamping of a few Sheena Douglass and Darkroom door stamps with Ranger black archival ink on a white cardstock - one page with elephants oriented to the right side and one with giraffes going to the left. Then I cut the pages in stripes, defined the edges with Distress black ink pad and placed them in a collage on a black cardstock, together with white ribbon stripe and black filmstrip die cut in the middle. Because I love this background so much, there are also some pictures of this process ...

Then I cut 3 postal frames from black cardstock, put the white cardstock pieces in them and stamped my African sunset scene. I also stamped 3 extra trees on a white cardstock and glued them on the black cardstock for extra dimension. For my quote I used Tim Holtz smaller alphabet stamp. I colored all this elements with Distress inks - Scattered straw, Mustard seed, Spiced marmalade, Rusted hinge, Vintage photo, Tumbled glass and Broken china. Finally I added a few highlights with a white gel pen and a shading around the focal points with smudged black pastel pencil.

My goal for this page was a combination of black and white background with colorful focal points and it was pleasant experiment and surprisingly challenging. Maybe you will like the outcome as much as I do :0)

Thanks for stopping by and see you next time :0)

20. 6. 2017 African moments

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