Monday, June 03, 2019

Joggles Art Journal Adventure - Week 22 - Space or Celestial

Hi everyone! It's Week 22 of the Joggles Art Journal Adventure and in 1965 on this very date, the first US space walk occurred. This week's AJA prompt is asking us to incorporate a space or celestial theme into our page or project. Celestial images and references are some of my favourite things so this prompt was right up my alley. I had a fabulous sun/moon/stars image from Faery Ink in my stash that I have been wanting to colour so that became the focal.

I coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils and fussy cut her leaving a narrow white border. She was matted with black cardstock, and fussy cut a second time leaving a narrow black border. She was then popped up on foam tape and asked to wait patiently for her background. I love her face! Black Diamond Stickles were added to the dangling stars to help them sparkle.

The 6x8 inch mixed media paper background was to become the sky so it was spritzed with three Lindy's Starburst sprays ( Bachelor Button Blue, Sassy Sapphire, Afternoon Delight Denim) plus water to help with blending and drippage. My camera skills didn't allow me to pick it up but these sprays have beautiful shimmer. Tim Holtz Rays Layering Stencil was set on its side to cover the top half of the landscape page and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide was applied through the openings to create a glow. Clear Wink of Stella was added to each ray to give it additional shine. Further texture and interest was achieved by applying Cobalt Archival Ink to Studio Light Grid and Crafty Individuals Script stamps. Jet Black Archival Ink was used to add the circle stamp from AALL & Create in three places on the background.

The sentiment was printed onto white cardstock and cut into sections before being matted with black. Foam tape adhered the saying to the background. Silver star sequins were scattered across the how they catch and reflect the light. A simple border was doodled around the page and black Big Brush Pen was used to edge it before adhering it to the black mat which frames all my pages in this journal.

Thanks for joining my celestial friends and me today. We're glad you did and can't wait to see where others in our Art Journal Adventure Facebook group go with this space or celestial prompt.

Life is good; so is art.

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