Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Joggles Art Journal Adventure ~ Week 22 (Quilt Block)

Hi everyone! Look at me go...LOL. I managed to complete another art journal page from the weekly Art Journal Adventure prompts Barb Donahay is giving us on the Joggles blog. I was a little behind, not that it matters because you can go at your own speed and start anywhere you want but I do like to stay within  a couple of weeks of Barb. Today I responded to Week 22's prompt where Barb asked us to quilt with paper. We were to either create a quilt block or to feature shapes from a quilt block. The first quilt I ever bought was a log cabin one and I still love that pattern so that's what I went with.

I still had a number of designer papers in my Authentique Renew 8x8 inch pad and I love the soft colour palette and vintage looking patterns. I cut strips which were 1.25 inches wide and I started paper piecing using both sides of the paper. Each piece was edged with Black Big Brush pen and then faux stitched before being adhered to black cardstock. The black was trimmed slightly larger than the finished block to serve as a frame and make the block stand out against the background.

The journal page background was created by spritzing Yellow Rose of Texas and California Poppy Gold Lindy's Starburst Sprays through Joggles Wander stencil. Once dry, the edges were darkened with Butterscotch Gelato spread with a water brush. Once that was thoroughly dry, black pen was used to create a simple doodled border with a few cross stitches thrown in. The Stampotique Home Sweet Home stamp was applied to white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink and then coloured with Prismacolor and Colour Soft pencils. It was fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, matted with black cardstock, and popped up on foam tape. A tiny black punched heart was added to the upper window. Such a cute house!

The quilt block was adhered to the background using Scor Tape. A scrap of cheesecloth was adhered under three threaded vintage buttons, The sentiment was printed onto white cardstock, cut into individual words, and matted with black. Foam tape was used to adhere the words and three black rhinestones were used to make the dots. Expanding on the quilt theme, a small safety pin was adhered to the right section of the black. The house was placed in the lower left corner and some paper scraps were used to ground it. A die cut cloud cut from white and paint dots were added using Joggles Punchinella Quintet stencil. The cloud was adhered with foam tape and overlapped a punched "sun" shaded with the same Butterscotch Gelato used earlier. Two small threaded buttons were glued to the bottom right corner of the spread.

Thanks for stopping by today. If you haven't already been following along with the Joggles Art Journal Adventure and Barb's weekly Monday prompts, it's not too late. You can join in at any point and we'd love to have you join our fabulous AJA Facebook group as well. I am loving this journey and am really enjoying the wonderful and talented people in the group.

Life is good; so is art.

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