As I’m hosting Art Journal Journey this month I have created another springtime page for my Hello Springtime theme. I hope you are enjoying the theme so far, we have had so many amazing entries and there is just under a week left for you to join in the fun, I hope to see you there!
This page was created using a pretty greetings card of a hare sitting in the moonlight, and as it reminded me of a tea service that I had seen in a local shop I was also inspired to create an abstract design for this page.
I started by masking off three areas of the page with low tack masking tape and then I painted some pastel blue arylic paint which I blended with Swedish Blue Liquitex acrylic paint; I chose blue to match the dots on the tag and it was also one of the tea service colours. When the paint was dry I removed the masking tape and edged the blocks of colour using some gold outline border stickers. Then I added some gold flower tiles to the white area of the page and some gold flowers and circles to the blue areas, all of which are outline stickers. The hare moonlit image is fussy cut from the greetings card and the spring daffodil tag is from a wallpaper sample; they are both decorated with a piece of gold outline border sticker and are then stuck in place using double-sided tape which finished the page.
This is the tea service that I saw in one of our local shops; as you can see it influenced my abstract design with the blocks of soft pastel colours, little animals and pretty gold accents.
It must be fun to drink your tea or coffee and see the bunny rabbit at the bottom of the cup (grin!).
As T Stands for Tuesday I’m saying a big hello to the T Gang with my drink related post and sending you all Happy T Day wishes!
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:
- Script Ready Mixed Acrylic Paint (Pastels – Blue)
- Liquitex Artist Color Acrylic (Swedish Blue)
- Docrafts Anita’s Outline Stickers (Straight Line Borders Gold ANT8101016)
- Elizabeth Craft Designs Outline Stickers (Gold – 0157, 0442)
- Recycled greetings card – National Trust Moonlit Wood by Caroline Gordon
- Wallpaper sample
- Stix2 double-sided tape