Sunday, 15 February 2015

Art journal page - Simplicity

Hi, everyone!
 On this sunny day I decided to finally start with my art journaling :) I have a Moleskine sketch book for a while but I wasn't ready till today... So, here it is...
I started with the bronze paint + blue patina oxidant and then added gesso on the rest of the page. Then I sprayed all with several glimmer mists in blue tones. On the edges I used gathered twigs distress stain. I also used some distress paints mixed with the glaze all over the edges until I wasn't satisfied with the result. Since I haven't got any idea how the whole thing is supposed to look and having no plans about this page, I just started to add some paste with mica flakes through the burlap stencil here and there. The only thing I planned to use was the new Tim Holtz stamp set Perspective :) so I used the quote at the end...
I stamped the edges randomly with coffe Archival ink ( the one of my La Blanche stamps) and stamped the date on the top of the page. The old picture I cut from the 7 Gypsies paper pad and then I attached the picture ( together with the chesse cloth and the wire ) to the page using my tiny attacher.The small metallic star is attached to the page with the tiny brad. I used Faber Castell big brush pen in brown color to add the shadow here and there. That is all :)
I am sharing this page at Brenda's blog A Visual Journey

Challenges:
Our Creative Corner - Tic Tac Toe Challenge  (Paints, Stamps, Stencils)


























20 comments:

  1. What a stunning project Branka!!! Love the colors you used and the sentiment! Textures are brilliant!!! Hugs:) Samra

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    1. Thanks so much Samra for such a sweet comment!
      Hugs
      Branka xxx

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  2. Absolutely incredible Branka! I have found that some of my best pieces have come when I didn't plan everything out. It's something I have been trying to do more often (more fun that way too)! Your colours are fantabulous and I love the dark stencil work! Love it all actually!

    Oops, almost forgot...Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner for our 'Tic Tac Toe' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Pamellia! I've had a lot of fun doing this :) and I am glad you like my first art journal page try ever :)
      Branka xoxo

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  3. Love your take on my challenge Branka! The colours remind me of an old painted wall and the wonderful textures work perfectly together. I like the little touches such as the 'framing' of the image and the small piece of hessian (burlap). A beautiful piece. Thanks so much for joining my Tic Tac Toe challenge at Our Creative Corner. Juliax

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    1. Oh, Julia, thank you so much! Your comment made my day :) I am very happy you like this page!
      Branka xxx

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  4. Wow, i love the sparkle of the Mica flakes ... must get some of those to try. Do you need something to adhere them with? Glue?

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    1. Jenni, it's a Pentart mineral paste with mica. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
      Hugs :)
      Branka xxx

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  5. Oh my Branka you are on a roll, these are fabulous grungy pages, I jut love the deep metallic look, the fabulous textures and adding the cheesecloth and wire to the photo is inspirational.
    Thanks again for sharing your wonderful art with me at my visual journey.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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    1. Oh, Brenda, thank you so much! Your comment made my day :) Thank you for the opportunity to share our art at your Visual Journey!
      Big hugs :)
      Branka xxx

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  6. Hi! I'm coming from Frilly & Funkie to join your blog! Love your journaling! Perfected amount of grunge ;) congratulations! I'm your 13th follower ;) x

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    1. Thank you so much for such a sweet comment! I am happy to have such a wonderful follower!
      Hugs :)
      Branka xxx

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  7. Congratulations on winning Tic Tac Toe at Our Creative Corner! What a beautiful page, love the mica colours and the little details you added. Jan x

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    1. Thank you so much, Jan! I am very happy you like my pages!
      Hugs :)
      Branka xxx

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  8. Stunning pages, those colours and such texture...adore the black with touches of mica(?) and just a beautiful composition. Congratulations on such a well deserved win! Ruth x

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    1. Thank you so much, Ruth for such a sweet comment! I am glad you like these pages!
      Hugs :)
      Branka x

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  9. I love that you didn't have an idea on how this amazing LO would look. That is awesome! Your texture and colors are perfect! There really is beauty in simplicity and making a CAS is actually really hard to do IMO. Awesome job! Hugz! ~Niki

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    1. Awwwww, thank you so much, Niki! It is a real pleasure to get such a wonderful comment from an artist like you!
      Big hugs :)
      Branka xxx

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