Tuesday, 21 August 2012

The Joy of Spring

Another journal background technique I wanted to try as a result of the 
Art Journal Chat at Outlaw Womens (yahoo group)
This time its using the Serendipity technique which is loads of fun.

Here's the background which evolved 
before I put the finishing foreground touches to it

I used pages of old sheet music for the base and then applied watered down acrylic paints and stamps using Stazon and Distress inkpads
 - from memory I did 4 different pages.
Then I cut them up into strips and then randomly 
glued them onto my blank journal pages.

Heres the finished page spread
The quote is one from Brian Andreas 
and the birds and body of the girl are from Crowabout Studio

I am entering this into the following challenges

Hopefully spring isn't too far away here in New Zealand !
I am definitely over these cold wintery days!

smiles Wendy


Bonnie Irvine said...

I was smitten at the background :) It's such a cool effect and a technique on my "must try" list. The image and quote are fabulous. Great journal page. Thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-purpose & Re-Invent. What a fabulous way to recycle old music paper.

The Octopode Factory said...

brilliant journal page!

Melisa Waldorf said...

FABULOUS journal pages!! I love your background!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving an encouraging comment!!

Chris / CS Designs said...

Wendy, Great background technique. I used to do something similar with end pieces I would crop from my watercolor paintings but never tried things like sheet music, or stamps etc. This has so many possibilities, thanks for some great ideas and also for joining us on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.
:) Chris / CS Designs