I’m sharing my last page for this month’s challenge over at Art Journal Journey which I’m hosting and I’d like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who joined in the fun!
I thoroughly enjoyed visiting all your blogs to read all your fabulous poems, quotes and sayings, and to see your wonderful artwork and I was delighted by all the different styles, techniques and mediums used as well.
This inspired me to capture all these happy memories so I created this page to remember how we collectively made “POETRY IN MOTION”.
I started by creating a border around the outside of the page using 3 different coloured washi tapes and edged it using a black Faber-Castell Big Brush marker. Then I printed the letters of “Poetry in Motion” using my computer and fussy cut them out. Having chosen an alphabet stamp set by Dovecraft to stamp the names of those who took part in the challenge, I took the dimensions of these stamps into consideration to space the printed letters onto the page. Once arranged, I outlined each letter with a pencil to show where it would be placed. As each entry was published onto Art Journal Journey, throughout the month, I added the names to my page. I used Danube Blue, Lilac Posies, Bahama Blue, Love Letter, Grape Jelly Memento Ink to stamp the names and as you can see I alternated these five colours of the ink as I went along and also stamped a small heart or a series of hearts using black Archival Ink between each name. For the printed letters I stamped the names using black Archival Ink and went over them again with a black Uni Pin marker to make them bolder. I backed each letter with white card so they were sturdier, and then edged them using a ruler and a black Uni Pin marker so they stood out from the background more. They are stuck in place using double-sided foam tape. To finish, I coloured the hearts with black, light blue, dark blue, red, pink or purple Uni Posca paint pens and then covered them with Glossy Accents to give them a shiny 3D look.
When the challenge had finished I stamped the last of the names and had just enough space to add the number of participants which totaled an amazing 185 and the month of the challenge, August (grin!).
I sure had fun creating all my pages for this challenge and I hope you did too!
I’d like to say a special thanks to Valerie for initially asking me to be a guest host and also to Susi for making this happen. Susi has really provided such valuable support and encouragement, thanks so much! I have also been overwhelmed with everyone’s participation and lovely comments; it has been such a pleasurable experience – thank you all! Jo x
Tomorrow is a new month and brings a new challenge at Art Journal Journey and I can’t wait to see what the new theme is and say hello to our new host – I hope to see you there!
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:
- Memento Ink (Danube Blue, Lilac Posies, Bahama Blue, Love Letter, Grape Jelly)
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Uni Posca Paint Pens (Light Blue, Dark Blue, Pink, Red, Purple, Black, White)
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Black 199)
- Uni Pin Fine Line Marker (Black 0.2mm)
- Dovecraft Essentials Alphabet Stamp Set (WDN ALPHA STMP DCVW0050)
- The Works The Craft Place (Spotted Paper Tapes)
- White card
- Ranger Glossy Accents
- UHU Stic
- The Range double-sided foam tape