My inspiration for this page was an image of a lovely Spanish lady that I saw in a local advertising booklet.
I started by diluting Desert Spectrum Aqua marker ink and two Distress Inks onto an acrylic block with water and flicking them onto the page using a paint brush. Next I added more red Distress Ink using a homemade polystyrene stamp, and then I used a doily stamp with red Memento Ink and also a serpentine background stamp using black Archival Ink. Using the same two inks I layered more images and patterns this time using stamps of a music sheet, a scroll heart and rose, a single stemmed rose and a pretty rose border.
For the picture, I cut an oval piece of music sheet from a Spanish song called “La Paloma” (the dove) by Yradier and stuck it to the page using a UHU Stic. As you can see I made sure I included the word Spanish and the name of the composer. I then edged the oval with a black frame which is a sticker.The Spanish lady is from an advertisement I saw in a booklet, and as you can see only the top half of the dress was included on the advert, so I got creative and created the bottom half myself. Luckily I had kept many copies of the booklets, so I cut the dress sleeves and bodices out and designed a flowing skirt for her dress and then some shoes. It was a bit fiddly cutting the pieces out and arranging them but I think it worked really well and she looks like she is dancing along to the music while playing her maracas. I added further detail to the dress using a Derwent Graphik marker to make the pieces flow together. To finish I added the red and gold gems to the page which reminded me of the colours of the Spanish flag.
As T Stands for Tuesday I’m keeping with the Spanish theme and sharing a sangria with you – Happy T Day! You may remember Bleubeard and Elizabeth sharing a journal page on Boston with us recently, so I thought I would share the sangria I had from Joe’s American Bar on Newbury Street when I visited Boston. Although you can’t tell from the photo I’d say it was as big as a goldfish bowl – it was so delicious and very welcome after a day of sightseeing and shopping!
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Spectrum Aqua Artist Marker (Desert)
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Fired Brick, Black Soot)
- Memento Ink (Love Letter)
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Black 199)
- Derwent Graphik Line Marker (Black 0.05mm)
- Docrafts Curiosity Corner clear stamps (A5 Lace and Diole DCCS009)
- Art Impressions wood mounted stamp (Serpentine Background T-2773)
- Woodware Craft Collection Clear Magic Singles stamp (Sheet Music JGS111)
- Royal & Langnickel Clear Choice stamps (Ornate Scrollwork MIN-CCS123, Fanciful Florals MIN-CCS124)
- Unknown wood mounted stamp (Rose design)
- Music of All Nations – Part 1
- Fylde Local List booklets
- The Works (3 Frames)
- Poundworld (Scrapbook Accessories)
- Ranger Glossy Accents
- UHU Stic
- Zig Memory System 2-Way Glue (The Dual Action Glue Pen)