Hi everyone! It's Week 5 of the Joggles Art Journal Adventure and Barb has a doozy of a prompt for us this week. It's the Number 23. Yep, you read that right...#23. I was stumped because the only things that came to mind were Michael Jordan or 23 pairs of chromosomes, neither of which sparked any joy. I Googled and found that there are a number of mystical and magical things related to the number 23, movie references, etc. but I still wasn't feeling it. Then one night I woke up in the middle of the night and thought 23 Skidoo which means hightailing it out of some place or getting while the getting is good. Ahhh! I could work with that :)
I started with a piece of mop-up paper. I believe I had Heidi Swapp Ocean Color Shine and Lindy's Van Dyke Sepia Moonshadow Mist along with water on my craft sheet and then dipped the paper into that allowing the colours to blend and drip. I also spritzed some of the Sepia onto the card to get some of that spattered look. I sponged Coffee Archival Ink through TH Dot Fade Layering Stencil and then scrubbed Mother of Pearl Nuvo Embellishment Mousse through TH Starry Layering stencil to create a little shimmer. The same mousse was used to stencil the running man series onto black cardstock which was then torn to form a strip.
A Crafty Individuals text stamp coloured with Coffee Archival Ink was rolled onto the background in several places. A number stamp from a Studio Light set was added twice using Jet Black Archival Ink. White gesso was used to push most of the numbers into the background and a black pen was used to circle and emphasize the 23 in each row. Clear Wink of Stella was painted within each circle, again to add shimmer.
An image from a magazine featuring a woman in big boots running across the sand was torn around the edges and glued onto the middle of the page with her foot overlapping the black strip. Black Posca Pen was used to create swirls to indicate her quick motion (the skidooing). White Posca paint dots were added to the swirls.
The 23 to the left of the image was stamped with Jet Black Archival Ink and dotted with white paint pen. Black Scrubby yarn was wound into a circle and stapled around the 23 with a Tiny Attacher. In the upper left corner of the page, a torn piece of book paper with Chapter Twenty-Three on it was inked with Coffee Archival Ink, outlined with black pen, and adhered to the background.
The Skidoo letters started out as a variety of bright colours. They were painted with black gesso and dotted with white acrylic paint before being adhered vertically down the right side of the page. Coffee Archival Ink was used to darken the page edges before a black border was doodled to help frame the page. Black Big Brush Pen was used to darken the white edges of the paper before it was matted with black cardstock.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to pop by the Joggles AJA Facebook group throughout the next week to see the other creative works of (he)art from the rest of the AJA community. We would love it if you played along.
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