Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Lighthouse Emotions

Hello, my lovely Friends!
I have some new art journal pages for you today. Why the post title?
Well, this journal is a round robin one and it belongs to my friend Latarnia Morska whose nick means A Lighthouse in Polish.
There was no particular theme in this journal so I decided to simply go with the flow, take the emotions I was feeling at that time and express them on paper.

I'm really curious whether you will be able to guess how I was feeling. ;)




I thought I'd share with you the technique I used to create my background.
First, I took a stencil with some nice lettering, applied Modeling Paste through it and - not lifting my stencil - I left it to dry.


Still leaving my stencil in place, I took some nice Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays...


... and when they dried, this is the effect I got:


Pretty cool, don't you think?
Then it was time for some embelishments and this time I decided to go for some chipboard elements that I covered with White Gesso.


Then I reached for the same sprays I used for my background and sprayed my decorations - this layer was a bit more subtle.


And again - some gentle brushing of White Gesso to make all the colors even more delicate and light.


Then I added some more colors with watercolor pencils to create nice contrast, a bit of stamping for depth and some splashes with watered down gesso. And voila:



And here are the materials I used to create my pages:


I hope I tempted you to try my background technique.
Have a great creative day!
Hugs,



17 comments:

Mona_63 said...

Kapitalne...

Linda DesGroseilliers said...

Beautiful colors and composition! Looking forward to seeing you in St. Petersburg, Fl. on August 8!

Caroline D. said...

Gorgeous!! Your friend will love the pages you created for her!

Nancy said...

Awesome! This is wonderful and I love all the effects and lights it gives off!!!

Sue Marrazzo said...

GREAT layers and TEXTURES!!!

Kris said...

That's really nice! I sense excitement from those pages!:)

Gail said...

Fab creation and love the colours xx GailT xx

Debs said...

That is gorgeous as ever. Will have to give this a go. It looks stunning!

Kathy Bradley said...

As always, gorgeous work and beautiful colors and textures!

Lee-Anne said...

Niesamowite!

Elena said...

Fantastic page!!! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing, Anna.

Purvi Gadewar said...

Awesome page...love the colours and the elements! I am guessing your page says that you have a lot going on in your mind...many thoughts...

latarnia said...

Pięknie, ależ się dzieje! Dzięki :D I nawet nie muszę się zastanawiać "jak żeś to poczyniła", bo instrukcja jest ;)))

Madeline Rains said...

i just took your class at Donna's and loved it so much. You are such a good teacher and a MASTER at layering and light brushing! I left your class knowing I need to be more abundant in my application of layers and material and to be lighter in my brushing. : ) I just bought that word stencil and love what you did with it here.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this! Your layering and colors and that technique are all so FABULOUS! Can't wait to take all four classes with you at Whim So Doodle in just 2 weeks!

Lisa S. said...

Mood...hmmm...missing your friend or remembering a fun time? I background looks amazing and I'll try it soon. Love the colors and design!!

Michele said...

this is amazing and wonderful! I do hope to try it. xo