Monday, April 22, 2019

Joggles Art Journal Adventure ~ Week 16 - Earth Day

Hi everyone! Happy Earth Day! To honour and celebrate that, the Joggles Art Journal Adventure prompt for Week 16 is to feature something nature inspired. The choices are endless but I had seen this amazing digital stamp at Faery Ink when I was sorting out my response to the cherry blossom prompt. At the time, it was too time consuming for me to consider but I really wanted to colour her. She is amazing! Now seemed to be the perfect opportunity. She is called Cherry Blossom Dryad Tree Woman but maybe she's really Mother Nature in disguise :)

I coloured her with a mix of Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils, adding flower dots with Pentel Milky Pops pens. I also used Magenta Stickles for her necklace gem. Once coloured (all those flowers!), she was fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, matted with black, and fussy cut again leaving a narrow black border. Foam tape was used to pop her up and add dimension.

The background began as a 6x8 inch rectangle of mixed medium paper. This was spritzed with Faded Jeans (toward the top) and Cracked Pistachio (heavier at the bottom) Distress Oxide Sprays plus water. Ocean Heidi Swapp Color Shine was spritzed in a few areas of the blue to change up the colour and add some shimmer. Once dry, white gesso was pounced through Studio Light MB03 Mask to add texture and pattern and also around where the tree would go to create a halo. Crafty Individuals script stamp was added with Brilliance Moonlight White Ink and Inkylicious Rye Grass was stamped along the bottom edge using Library Green Archival and also the same white ink. Light Blue Permanent Liquitex acrylic paint was sponged through TCW Punchinella stencil. Those dots were shaded and highlighted with Inktense pencils and White Posca Pen to help some stand out.

A circle (sun/moon) was punched from a scrap of Lindy's sprayed yellow cardstock which was also dry brushed with white gesso to lighten it in some areas. This was adhered to the top right corner and a scrap of cheesecloth was glued over that to create a cloud. A border was doodled around the outside edges of the background using both white and black Posca paint pens and black Big Brush Pen was used to darken the white edge of the page. The wording was printed onto white cardstock, cut into sections, and matted with black cardstock. Foam tape was used to adhered the sections to the background. Scraps left from die cutting an evergreen tree from green painty paper were chopped into little sections and added to the base of the tree to create depth and dimension by being in front. The page was then adhered to the black background common to all pages in this journal.

Thanks for joining Tree Woman and me today. We're glad you did! To see what the other creative and talented participants in the Joggles Art Journal Adventure FB group create in response to the Earth Day prompt, be sure to pop over to the Joggles AJA Facebook group. Maybe you'll be inspired to play along, too.

Life is good; so is art.

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