Monday, July 01, 2019

Joggles Art Journal Adventure ~ Week 26 ~ Half

Hi everyone! Happy Canada Day! It's Week 26 in the Joggles Art Journal Adventure and that means we are half way through our year of art journal pages. How amazing is that! Because of that, the prompt for this week is half...could be half way, half and half...anything we want to mark the occasion. I decided to divide my page in half and link them with a stamped image which seems to also have different styles on each half.

I began by gel printing the 6x8 inch background with Liquitex Brilliant Yellow Green on one half and Light Blue Permanent on the other. Then I gel printed Studio Light Mask L13 using the opposite colour on each side. I added more of the blue, green, and some Titanium White to both sides from the gel plate. Once these layers were dry, Jet Black Archival Ink was applied to one of the Indigo Blu Tasty Textures stamps to create a border on both sides. Another stamp from the same set was added to both halves of the page with Forget-Me-Not Archival Ink. Some of the circles from the gel printed stencils were highlighted with either blue of green Pentel Milky Pops pens. Ranger Texture Paste was scraped through Kaisercraft Dots and Dashes stencil in a few areas.

To separate the two halves of the page, a length of black and white striped washi tape was adhered to white cardstock to take away the transparency and adhered down the center vertically. A TH Sizzix die was used to cut distressed hexagon sections which were added to the top or bottom of each half. A simple black border was doodled around the outside edge and black Big Brush Pen was used to ink the outer edges.

Before printing this TH dragonfly blueprint stamp onto dictionary paper torn from the section about half, white gesso was applied to the text to push it back so it would compete less with the Jet Black details from the stamping. A circle was punched from some of the same dictionary paper which had been used to clean off my brayer. It was placed into the center of the circle from the stamp to help tie the image to the background. Once adhered, the paper was outlined with black pen.

A few of the negative black pieces from the die cut were adhered in two groups to add another couple of pops of black. Two Big Chat Stickers, one white and one black, were added to create the phrase fly free. The finished page was then adhered to the black background which serves as a frame for the spread.

Thanks for stopping by today. When you get a chance, pop over to the Joggles Art Journal Adventure Facebook group to see the wonderful art created by other members of our community. We would love to have you play along with us.

Life is good; so is art.

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