I was inspired to create this page for the “Poetry in Motion” theme that I’m hosting at Art Journal Journey using my favourite colours, some pretty dream catchers and a wonderful quote by Aristotle:
“Hope is a waking dream”
I started by stencilling feather shapes using a grey Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker and London Fog Memento Ink with a blending tool. Then I added large splatters of pastel blue and green acrylic paints and also small splatters of black acrylic paint using a paint brush, letting each colour dry before applying the next. The silver feathers, small dots and diamond-shaped border are stickers by The Range and they are arranged on the background with strands of plasterboard/drywall tape that were left over from a previous project. To make the tags, I used three different sized tags by Docrafts Papermania and Poundland which I covered in layers of white, pastel blue and green acrylic paints using a brayer. Next I sprinkled the tags with a small amount of Ultramarine Colourcraft Brusho Crystal powder and spritzed it with water and just watched the magic as the colours burst into life. Then I added fine splatters of black acrylic paint to the tags using a paintbrush. Once the tags had fully dried, I used the same set of stickers by The Range to add the silver dream catcher and star images and I also added some sparkly hearts from Home Bargains and pale green paper flowers from Poundland using Ranger Glossy Accents. I outlined the holes of the tags using a silver metallic pen and then used double-sided foam tape to stick them to the page. The leaf is from The Handmade Paper Company and is dyed using the pastel green acrylic paint, I then placed it behind the small tag in the middle of the page using Glossy Accents. I made the sentiment using paper from a Design Pad by Craft Sensations and rub-on transfers by Royal & Langnickel, it is edged with a black Sharpie marker and stuck to the page using double-sided foam tape. Next I added a couple of larger pale green paper flowers using Glossy Accents which tied everything together and finished the page.
I’m also pleased to join the “Blues and Greens” theme over at Country View Challenge.
As T Stands for Tuesday, I’m sharing a glass of water that I had at the hairdressers last week, it was served in the most amazing glass so I quickly took a picture to share with the T Gang – Happy T day! I think it looks a bit like a totem pole carving, what about you?
I’ve been overwhelmed with the participation and support shown for my theme over at Art Journal Journey, thank you! There are still a few days left to join in the fun by creating a page inspired by a poem, saying or quote. 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:
- Aldi Script (Ready Mixed Paint – Pastels)
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black, White)
- Colourcraft Brusho Colours (Ultra Marine)
- Tsukeniko Memento Ink (London Fog)
- Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Cold Grey IV 233)
- Script Metallic Pen (Silver)
- Brayer Ranger (Small 2¼ inches)
- Craft Sensations (Deco Stencil Set 154892)
- Docrafts Papermania Capsule Collection Tags (Elements- Wood PMA 174318)
- Poundland (Die Cut Tags 117106)
- Craft Sensations Design Pad (Vintage Glory 154878)
- Royal & Langnickel Rub-on Sentiments (Positive Quotes #ROY-554 Rub-on)
- The Handmade Paper Company (Nature’s Touch Art)
- Home Bargains Special Occasion (Mini Decorative Stickers 22740)
- Poundland (Gem Florettes 117128)
- 151 Adhesives Plasterboard & Drywall Tape
- Ranger Glossy Accents
- The Range double-sided foam tape