Monday, 27 January 2014

Mixed Media Monday - 3 Girls with Layers

Hey-Hey Kids! lol! Can you believe this is the last Monday for January 2014!? I can hardly believe this year is already whizzing by so fast! But I have been keeping busy, and creating!. I have 3 pages in my Art Journal that I did this week to share with you for today's Mixed Media Monday!

Let us get on with it, shall we? All pages today seem to have feminine silhouettes or imagery, as well as layers of colour and pattern.

I'm not going to go into much detail of how I made each page.  Because I don't want to bore you, But if you have any questions about specifics just leave me a comment and I will respond there.  I just used a Palette knife, paint, Flossie Dylusions silhouette stencil, make-up sponge. Some Dylusions sprays, and other Dylusions stencils. Printed quote, and some foam stamps, and a gel pen for doodling. 
Imperfection is under-rated.

This second page I wasn't happy with at first, but I kept adding layers, pattern, and more colour. Then toning down the colours with some walnut distress stain. Which eventually made me mostly happy with the result. 
 I found this quote after the page was done, but felt it matched well with the shadowy tones and and because I felt it needed something more.
 "Never feat shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby."
 I used paints, sponges, distress stain in walnut, Balzer Designs Silhouette script head stencil, hexagon and zig-zag stencils and white Mr Huey spray.

This third one was done on a smaller Art Journal I have - all are usually A4-Letter Size, this one is half of that.
 I used more paints, love the thickness and texture these give, I just got them from a cheap shop, but they are really thick, great for going through stencils, which is what I did here.  Lattice Stencil, Zig-Zag Stencil, White Mr Huey spray, chipboard, crackle glaze for the heart, and some walnut stain to define the crackles. Tissue paper and staz on with the PaperBag Studios stamp girl called Sunshine Girl.
She {HEART} Art
She loves Art!

So there you go, my 3 pages for this week! I am really enjoying my Art Journaling, each morning I sit and spend an hour or so just playing, adding to a page or two, eventually having something pop out. It is great therapy and helps me express myself and have a positive outlet, as well as keeping creative and busy, and calm each day. 

I hope you liked seeing them, I will hop around your blogs this afternoon. 
Thanks for stopping by!


May said...

WOW...Fantastic pages Annmaree...the backgrounds of the first two is amazing the blending of colours are perfect...the stamping & texture is beautiful... Love the third one also...she's Pink...again the texture & design is wonderful...your right when you say creating can be calming... your artwork is Gorgeous... Have a happy week... Hugs May x x x

brenda said...

Morning Annmaree,

Well, what can I say other than you certainly seem to have taken to mixed media like a 'duck to water' and do it so well. All your pages are stunning and so different but the first couple in the gorgeous fusion of blues and greens really draw my eye.

Fabulous work and looking forward to seeing more.

B x

Merry said...

Wonderful Annmaree…you create such lovely backgrounds. What a terrific saying you have used about shadows.

Diane said...

What a fun media medium notebook cover.

Hugs diane

Jules said...

Hi Annmaree


Fabulous work!!

Loving your pages. You have a great eye for colour!!

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Michelle H. said...

WOW! They are all amazing and so gorgeous!!
Love all the details on each page! Glad you are enjoying it! I need to get back to mine soon!

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Annmaree these are amazing what detail, the colours and designs look awesome, I wouldn't know where to start but I don't mind I just look and admire, lol.
lorraine x

Tracy said...

Helloooo Annmaree, your journal pages are looking..AMAZING my friend..adore the second one!!
Hope you are having a great weekend.
Big hugs xxxxxx