Hi Everyone, yesterday was a sad day, as we bid farewell to our foster son Alex who has been part of our family for the past year and a bit. So after some writing in my journal I decided to hide away and play in my craft room.
I had recently purchased some black gesso and black was how I was feeling. So after initially playing and completely messing up what I was doing by smearing it all with black, I went again with another A3 size piece of water paper and with a credit card I started by smearing on and smoothing out some black all over.
I then took some stencils, some water, white Gesso, Dylusions Ink, Yellow Paint on a Sponge Roller, and my Gelatos and went to town. Playing with color makes me happy the most.
Here is my end result which I will sit on for a while before using it as a background for a piece of art. .
I love creating and using my own background papers for my cards and ATC's and. normally I would just cut up my larger pieces to a useable size, however the stencil design was rather large so I decided to scan this piece into my computer. My scanner is only A4 in size so the outer parts of my design didn't make the scanned piece. I then boosted the colors slightly in my photo editing software. The scan of my background now looked like this - A4 in size.
Using my scanned background I created a quick digital journal page inline with Art Journal Caravan 2014, the Main Prompt for this is Where we Meet Nature as our Muse.
I used some digital elements from the AJC Jan14 Collection as well as taking two butterflies (birdwings) from photos I took at Mt Tamborine in December to add to this.
Nature and Color really are my two main inspirations for my art. So where did my muse take me? .......
Next I shrunk the design to print as a card front size (4 to a page) and printed on my ink jet printer as my laser is out of ink.
2 different looks are achievable with a black base card simply by choosing whether to leave a white border or not.
It's perfect for some Simple, Colourful and Flat Cards to send off with my ATC Swaps and a perfect background to team up with the Donna Downey Empowered Words or Art and Possibility Sentiment and Quote Stamps from Unity.
I hope this qualifies to link up with the Unity Friday Friends with Flair as I have missed playing along for quiet some time.