Monday, November 04, 2019

Joggles Art Journal Adventure Week 44 - Cliches

Hi everyone! It's Monday and that means it's time for another Joggles Art Journal Adventure prompt. The prompt for Week 44 is to illustrate a cliche. Yesterday was National Cliche Day so it seemed appropriate to celebrate that this week. I saw a funny saying to go with this theme: Avoid cliches like the plague...LOL. My mom was a great one for spouting cliches and they always made me smile.

I chose to illustrate the cliche, bats in his belfry. The 6x8 inch mixed media background was spritzed with Lindy's Shabby Turbine Teal and Tibetan Poppy Teal Starburst Sprays with a little water added to get things moving and blending. Once dry, music paper scraps knocked back with gesso were added in three places. Jet Black Archival Ink was used to add AALL & Create  Frayed Threads and Hearts and Lines stamps to the background. A little white gesso was added to knock parts back and to other spots as well before Ranger Texture Paste was scraped through TCW Tiny Dots stencil.

I used an old image from Hidden Vintage Studio Love Bandits and added a pointy hat from the same set to create his belfry. The image was altered with doodled, paint pens, and coloured pencil. His hat was given a black heart over the pink one to create the opening where I added a bell shaded with pencils. Once the hat was glued to Bob's head, he was adhered to black cardstock and a narrow border was cut to frame him.

The bats were drawn from an example on the Internet, coloured with black marker, and fussy cut before being adhered to the background. The wording was printed onto white cardstock, cut into sections, and matted with black. To finish the page, a simple black border was doodled around the page and it was edged with black Big Brush Pen. The background was then adhered to the black page from the ring bound journal.

Thanks for joining Bob and me today. We appreciate that! If you get a chance, be sure to pop by the Joggles Art Journal Adventure Facebook group to see the wonderful responses to this Cliche prompt by others in our wonderful and talented group. I love seeing what everyone creates!

Life is good; so is art.

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