My art journal is a disc bound journal for which I make the pages myself of whatever paper is relevant for my page. I made this page of watercolor paper. I created the background with three colors of watercolor paints – yellow, purple and black. Once it was dry, I sprayed it with water and dabbed the water with a paper towel to create some visual interest. I added some random designs with a stencil from my stash and Distress Oxide ink applied with a blending tool. Using a canvas look background stamp from my stash, I added some random patches of Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Finally I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink and I then set the background aside.
To depict my focal image, I used a witch digi from Molly Morrison Art
and the dahlia is created with the current Altenew Craft-a-Flower die set cut out of shades of pink. I printed the digi out onto Canson C’ a Grain Drawing paper through the Silhouette Studio and colored her with my pencils. I colored the black edging on her clothes and her black hair rather lightly, so that the tooth of the paper added a speckle to it. Once she was colored, I returned her to the Silhouette to cut her out. I cut two additional of her shapes from black cardstock to balance her out with the layers on the dahlia.
I wanted the flower to transition smoothly over into her cape and so after laying the two down as I wanted them on my page, I overlapped the cape over the top of the flower and then popped the die over the flower to be able to know where to cut the cape. I then ran it through my die cutting machine. Using the colored layer as a guide, I then cut the two black layers out with a scissors and then glued the parts together of both the flower and the witch. I then glued them onto the page with the flower set into the digi as per the cutout. I then inlayed the pieces of her cape into the frame of the flower so that it was a merged unit.
I completed the page with the sentiment that I printed out on the computer and cut into strips and added some Wink of Stella to the right side of the dahlia.
I am excited to see what BożenA has created for her “Behind the Curtain
” project and what she will reveal about herself. Please pop over to visit her and leave her a comment while you are there.
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