Monday, September 02, 2019

Joggles Art Journal Adventure Week 35 ~ Labour/Work

Hi everyone! Happy Labour Day! It's Week 35 of the Joggles Art Journal Adventure and the theme for this week is something labour-related like a labour of love, something work related or whatever else this brings to mind. I chose to illustrate a quote by Thomas A. Edison using a digi stamp by Lili of the Valley. I love this little guy and he reminds me of how much work we have put into our house to make it a place where we both love to be. Every drop of sweat and sore muscle was worth it.

I coloured A Lick of Paint with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils and fussy cut him leaving a narrow white border. He was then matted with black cardstock and fussy cut a second time leaving a narrow black border. Foam tape was used on the back to add dimension.

The 6x8 inch mixed media paper background was colourized by adding Antique Linen Distress Oxide with a foam blender. The same ink was used to add a text stamp from Hot Off the Press and a texture stamp of solid circles from Indigo Blu. Lindy's Rudolph Nose Red Starburst Spray was spritzed onto the craft sheet along with a little water and then added to the top edge and encouraged to drip down the page. Coffee Archival Ink was used to add pattern through the diamonds of the Stamperia Steampunk Man stencil as well as adding ink to the edges. Black pen was used to trace some of the circles from Carabelle Studio Toujours des Ronds stencil because I wanted a touch of black but also wanted to keep it light and barely there.

The quote was printed onto white cardstock which was then darkened with Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink to remove the starkness of the white card. It was matted with black, faux stitched around the edges, and popped up on foam tape. A simple border was doodled around the outside of the page and black punched photo corners were added to the opposite corners to balance the page. Black Big Brush Pen was used to ink the page edges before it was adhered to the black background common to all the pages in this journal.

Thanks for joining this little guy and me today. He's so dedicated, he's not even taking a break to turn around so I've said it for both of us. I can't wait to see what others in the Joggles AJA Facebook group do in response to this prompt. We all go in different and interesting directions which makes it all the more fun!

Life is good; so is art.

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