Over at Try it on Tuesday our new challenge for the next two weeks is Use Book Pages.
I had fun using some book pages to create the sun and flowers on this page; I hope that you are inspired to join us too, I can’t wait to see how you use your book pages!
For the background, I applied some Cerulean Blue and white acrylic paint using a paintbrush and left it to dry.
Then I used a book page from an old encyclopedia to create the sun; if you look closely you’ll see the page I chose was about the universe and details information about the sun. I drew around a circular tray to create the round body of the sun and then used a ruler to create the sun’s rays. They are cut out, coloured using Mustard Seed Distress Ink, stuck in place using a glue stick and outlined using a black Sharpie marker. The wording was created using some alphabet stickers which I outlined using a black Uni Pin marker.
For the flowers I used another page from the encyclopedia, this time about growth and I die cut the flower heads and leaves using a Tattered Floral Thinlets set from Tim Holtz. The flowers are coloured using Festive Berries and the leaves using Mowed Lawn Distress Inks which were applied using a blending tool. Next I doodled the stems using a black Uni Pin marker and white Uniball gel pen and stuck the flower heads and leaves into place. For the centre of the flowers I used the cutouts from the centre of the lettering from the alphabet stickers. I outlined them all with a black marker so they stood out more and then to finish, I splattered the page with black DecoArt acrylic paint.
For more inspiration you can see how my Design Teamies have been using book pages for their amazing creations too, so please pop over to Try it on Tuesday and take a look (grin!).
Here we are enjoying the sunshine one evening along the seafront where we live, as T Stands for Tuesday you may have noticed the bottle of water on the wall in the background – Happy T Day everyone!
Hoping that you all staying safe and well! x
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:
- Liquitex Basics Acrylic Color (Cerulean Blue)
- Artist Discount Acylic Paint (White)
- Pears Cyclopaedia 2007-2008 Edition
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Mustard Seed, Festive Berries, Mowed lawn)
- Pritt Stick
- Sharpie Permanent Marker Fine Point (Black)
- Aldi So Crafty (Alphabet Stickers – Multi-coloured)
- Uni Pin Fine Line Marker (Black 0.2mm, 0.8mm)
- Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlets (Small Tattered Florals 661806)
- Uniball Signo Gel Pen (White)
- DecoArt Crafter’s Acrylic (Black)