Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Balance ~ Week 11 Joggles Art Journal Adventure response

Hi everyone. Week 11's Joggles Art Journal Adventure prompt from Barb is to Pick A Word and then make it the focal of the journal page. I knew immediately which word I would choose...my word of the year for the second year in a row. This one is quite a challenge for me and one I want to keep in the forefront for another year. The word I have chosen is balance.

Like Barb, I finger painted the background with two of the three Dina Wakley's Media Paints she used (Magenta, Tangerine ) although I substituted Blackberry Violet.for the Turquoise. To knock back the colour a little, I applied a wash of white gesso. Stamping was added with Magenta Hue Archival Ink on Joggles Spark stamp and Tiger Lily Archival Ink on Joggles Nonsense Latin Text stamp. The lettering was penciled in first and then coloured black with a Brush Tip Pitt pen. White paint pen dots were added for interest.

I wanted the middle A to look like the fulcrum for a scale or a teeter totter (seesaw) and the other letters to be balanced on either side.  two pieces of washi tape were adhered to white cardstock and placed below the large A to ground it. Stampotique's Strut Your Stuff bird stamp onto white cardstock and coloured it with coloured pencil. He was then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border and matted with black. He was adhered to the top of the A with foam tape and  tipped slightly so he was balancing on one leg.

A border was created with black punched circles and a black pen. A white star was placed in the center circle of each grouping of three. White paint pen was used to fill in the board of the seesaw and white Texture Paste was scraped through TCW's Mini Netting stencil in several places to add a little dimension and texture to the background. Black Marble Dylusions Paint was used to create the black rings using a bottle lid which finished off the page.

Thanks for hanging out with me today. I appreciate your stopping by. To check out Barb's weekly prompts and maybe play along, pop by the Joggles blog every Monday where she posts her latest Art Journal Adventure spread. We also have a AJA Facebook group where people are enjoying posting their own responses and enjoying tons of inspiration from all of the fabulous art being shared. We'd love to see you there.

Life is good; so is art.

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