I Black Gessoed my Journal page and wiped over Paperartsy fresco Beach Hut, Sky, Baltic Blue and Glass Blue with a credit card!
Next I added some fresco Snowflake with a comb.
I added dots of silver paint applied with a stamp and then used a scribble stamp of Dina Wakleys with Black Archival, White paint and 2 blue embossing powders.
As a contrast, I added some texture with a Finnabair stamp using Coffee Archival.
What to do next puzzled me at first. I kept placing different images from archive photos but they looked out of place. Then I looked through my collection of magazine snippings and found this statement. Bit ironic as I have just piled on half a stone...but hey ho!
I made a copy of my background and used a magazine image and the sentiment as an alternative. Still like the plain one but enjoy the shape of the figure as it contrasts the background! Any preferences out there?
I designed this for the CVC challenge but will also submit it into the PA challenge which is Abstract Art.
This is great, Hazel! Really love our layering, and that image is fabulous. Wow! xx LynnReplyDelete
I really like this Hazel, the background and colours are perfect for your fabulous image. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Country View Crafts, and have a great weekend. Sue xReplyDelete
Ohhh - I like this one even better Hazel. What fun. Love your abstract background. Great way to end my day thinking of your sentiment and artwork. Thanks bunches! j.ReplyDelete
I think the first one is better for the Abstract theme whilst the second is better as a Journal page... Great mixed media piece.ReplyDelete
I think the abstract works best without the figure... besides you get to see all those amazing layers and squiggly script without the eye getting distracted by a focal image and relegating the background to second place. Beautiful blues!ReplyDelete
Wow, I think they are both great, I love the background colours and textures, very abstract!ReplyDelete
I wanted to stop by to say thank you so much for the lovely things you said over at PA - I was extremely touched. It's so good to know that something which gives me such joy is also providing pleasure and inspiration for others.ReplyDelete