I’m joining in the fun over at Art Journal Journey with my Flying Carpet page to tie into Hazel’s theme of “Magical Mystery Tour”. With a flying carpet you would be able to instantly fly wherever your heart desires.
I started by mixing acrylic paints to produce a turquoise blue and applied it to the page with a baby wipe. To push the colour back I also applied a thin coat of white gesso. I ripped strips of two different shades of blue-green decoupage paper and stuck them to the page using Liquitex Matte Gel Medium to create clouds. Once the gel medium had dried I outlined the decoupage pieces with a black Uni Pin fine line marker. The buildings and palm trees are fussy cut from a children’s book, stuck to the page using a UHU Stic and outlined with a black Uni Pin marker. Next I added sequins to the sky sticking them to the page individually with Ranger Glossy Accents. The flying carpet and rule card are from the same book and are edged with a black Faber-Castell marker and then stuck to the page using double-sided foam tape. To finish I added a piece of self-adhesive fabric border along the left hand side of the page.
It’s also important not to forget the rules when flying your carpet … tee hee!
The buildings on my page remind me of what is known locally as “The White Church” not far from where we live. This beautiful church dates back to 1912 and was built in a Byzantine style. Its glazed white tiles make it a very distinctive and well-known landmark on the Fylde coast.
We only planned to take photos of the outside of the church for this post because like so many churches nowadays it is not open all the time. Whilst we were taking the photos, we met one of the church elders who very kindly invited us inside and showed us around the church.
We had never been inside before and I found myself mesmerised by its beauty and tranquil ambiance.
The way it is designed maximises the light with large stained glass style windows on all four walls.
The windows feature historical events which have been hand painted onto the glass; if you stop and stare you can see all the wonderful details. It is a stunning building!
It must be a magical place because if you look closely at the sky you can see quite a few flying carpets trails … tee hee! So I’m interested to know, if you had a flying carpet where would you travel to?
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:
- Pébéo White Gesso
- Liquitex Artist Colour Acrylic (Swedish Blue, Christmas Green)
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (White)
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Black 199)
- Uni Pin Fine Line marker (Black 0.1mm)
- Book purchased from a Charity Shop called A Guide to Wizards of the World
- Poundworld (Patch Paper DS9454)
- Poundland (Assorted Sequins)
- The Range (Adhesive Border Strips CR0517)
- Ranger Glossy Accents
- Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
- UHU Stic
- The Range double-sided foam tape