Monday, September 23, 2019
Joggles Art Journal Adventure - Week 38 - Autumn
Hi everyone! We are celebrating the autumn equinox today, the start of my favourite season of the four. I love everything autumn...the colours of the leaves turning, apples, pumpkins, the crisp mornings, pulling out sweaters, the textures and sounds (leaves crunching and geese honking)...I just love fall. I tried to capture its beauty in my art journal page for Week 38 of the Joggles Art Journal Adventure.
I die cut a bunch of cardstock leaves using the TH Tattered Leaves die and a bunch of tiny maple leaves using a Marta Stewart punch. I layered these over a 6x8 inch rectangle of mixed media paper, leaving white space between the leaves. That was where the colours were going to show up. I used Lindy's Yellow Rose of Texas, Autumn Maple Crimson, Drop Dead Gorgeous Green, and Hag's Wart Orange Starburst sprays. Once the die cuts were removed, the white spaces left showed the silhouettes of the leaves. These were sketched in with black Pitt Pen to make the shapes a little crisper and show up more.
The leaves, which had been sprayed when they acted as masks, were given more colour using Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Inks. The edges of each leaf were emphasized and darkened with Vermillion, Tiger Lily, and Coffee Archival Inks. They were then further outlined with Black Big Brush Pen to mimic the outlining of the background leaves. The larger of these die cut leaves were layered into two clusters with the top leaf being popped up on foam tape to add dimension. The acorns were small raw wood shapes to which I added Big Brush Pens for the background colours as well as Inktense pencils activated with water for the shading and highlighting. I love how #D they look.
The wording was printed onto white cardstock, cut into sections, and matted with black cardstock. The sections were popped up on foam to add dimension and create natural shadows. The small coloured maple leaves were added next to the clusters of wording. A simple border was added around the outside edges of the background, as well as Coffee Archival Ink and black Big Brush Pen. The page was framed by the black matting common to all of the pages in this journal.
Thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate that so much. Be sure to check out the responses others in our Joggles Art Journal Adventure Facebook group create over the next week or two. They are such a talented and wonderful group of creatives! We would love to have you join in.
Life is good; so is art.