Thursday, 19 February 2015

Art journal page - Discovering

Challenges:
Country View Challenges - Drips and Drops
Our Creative Corner - Tic Tac Toe Let's have some fun Challenge (Paints, Stamps, Stencils)

Hello! I finished my second art journal page today :)  inspired by two new Tim Holtz stamp sets ( Perspective and Watercolor) to make this page. I started with the modeling paste and my reversed chicken wire stencil. Then I covered the page with Tim Holtz tissue paper, put one coat of gesso and  painted the whole thing with the acrylics paints in blue tones. I used the Vintage photo and Walnut stain distressed inks on the edges directly from pad and sprayed it with water so that ink can bleed over the whole page. The I used the Archival ink in Sepia over the raised areas (chicken wire stenciled background) to get some accents.
I am sharing this at wonderful Brenda's blog A Visual Journey.



Also, I used the Tim Holtz speckles stamp randomly on the page (Archival ink Coffe). 
When I finished with the background I started to embellish the page. I put a piece of cheese cloth which I colored with distress stain and glued down the stamped eggs on top. The eggs are covered with glossy accents. The butterflies are stamped in Dusty concorde distress ink and distressed with Vintage photo distress ink. I used the new Tim Holtz Perspective stamp for a quote. To add a shadow around the butterflies  I used Faber Castell Big brush pen in brown tone. To seal everything down I put a coat of Studio matte medium. Over the last word of the quote I attached the twine with the tiny attacher.

















24 comments:

  1. This is so artistic! Love the chicken wire accent and staples, gorgeous piece of art Branka!

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    1. Samra, thanks so much for such a sweet comment! I am so happy that you like my second attempt to play with art journaling :)
      Branka xxx

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  2. GASP! Gorgeous Branka! What an amazing blend of colours and that texture is fantastic! I love the way you wrapped the twine around the word YOU! Love it, totally pinned this one! hugs :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Pamellia, for taking the time to visit my blog and your comments are always so sweet! I love to play with colors and textures and I really enjoyed creating this :)
      Hugs
      Branka x

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  3. Gorgeous piece Branka which is full of wonderful texture and fab colours. Your love for these two shines through your work. Thanks so much for joining my tic tac toe challenge at Our Creative Corner this time. Julia x

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    1. Thank you so much Julia for such a sweet comment! Yes, you are right I like playing with textures and colors :)
      Branka xxx

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  4. A beautiful page with such a subtle natural colour palette and great textures. Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Crafts.
    Alison xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Alison for such a sweet comment!
      Hugs :)
      Branka xxx

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  5. Hello Branka,
    What amazing texture on your page ...I love it, great looking design as well.
    You may like to add this to the Brenda's ' A visual journey' there is a link on my blog.
    It is a page that many would like to see.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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    1. Hi, Sue! Thanks so much for the sweet comment :) I'll certanly put the link of this post to the Brenda's blog :) Thanks :)
      Hugs
      Branka xxx

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  6. You've been busy!! Your pages are all lovely - I just got my Perspectives stamp and you have given me some great inspiration! xx Lynn

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    1. Thank you very much, Lynn for stopping by my blog and commenting! Can't wait to see your new creation with Perspectives stamp set!
      I am your new follower :)
      Branka xxx

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  7. What great textural journal pages. So pleased I have found your blog. Away to sign up as a follower.
    Julie x

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  8. Found you from Brenda's Blob party. What a lovely page and a very deep sentiment.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jenni for taking the time to visit my blog!
      Branka x

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  9. Love this Branka, the fabulous textures, the vintage palette and the grungy feel you have achieved. What great pages. Thanks for sharing your fabulous art at a visual journey.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Brenda for this sweet comment!
      Hugs :)
      Branka xxx

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  10. Branka, what a gorgeous journal page spread you have created here! I love the textures colors, those fabulous butterflies (I'm greenish blue with envy!) and the little fabric scrap. All add up to one beautiful work of art! Hugs!

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    1. Oh, Sara thank you so much! You made my day with such a sweet comment! I am glad you like these pages!
      Hugs :)
      Branka xxx

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  11. Such beautiful pages, lovely, lovely colours and textures. Ruth x

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