This is my first ever Art Journal page!!
Because of my ME I often want to start something but lack the energy, and then there are times that it has taken me so long to prepare something (in this case I gessoed my watercolour paper before adding Aquatints to it) I sit staring at the white space scared to start in case it all goes wrong and the time it has already taken me is wasted. But on this occasion I dived in, no pun intended.
So I added a layer of aquatints and when they were dry I stamped various underwater themed stamps from Sheena Douglass and Designs by Ryn (the bubbles) randomly across the page. I also coloured in the two seahorses and the fish with the wide tail with copics.
Kiki I had already coloured with copics and I scanned her in, already coloured and printed her out in two progressively smaller sizes, one of which I flipped round first. I fussy cut her out and glued her to the background. I had to draw her curly wurly on her tail in as I couldn’t cut that thinly and I didn’t want areas of white around it. If you get the digistamp you will have a proper curl on the bottom of her tail.
I printed the text on my pc and cut it up and stuck it down. I edged lots of things in black, and also added some glamour dust to some of the weeds, all three Kiki’s tails and the seahorses and fish tail. Finally I went all around the edge with Pebeo gold gilding wax.
I am entering this into:-
All Crafts Challenge – Oct/Nov: Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge – #285 Anything But a Card
Altered Eclectics – Anything but a Card
Art Journal Journey – Inspired by the Masters (Titian, who was known for his mythological paintings amongst other works – mermaids are of course mythological)
Crafting Musketeers – #19 Anything But a Card
Crafting When We Can – #82 Use Your Markers
Imagination Crafts – Nov: Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts – Nov: Bright Colours
Rhedd’s Creative Spirit – Nov: Anything Altered Art Goes
Scrap It Girl – Nov: Paints, Watercolours or Gelatos
The Corrosive Challenge – #212 Girly
The Crafting Cafe – Nov: Not a Card
Vintage Stamping Challenge – #26 Anything But a Card