Here's a quick page I managed to make this week. Its been a low volume art week between my head cold wiping me out early in the week and right now we have exams going on at school. But I knew exactly what I wanted to do and so this page went fast. I must say, the results came out different from what I had in my head. (Doesn't that always happen?) Yet I am really pleased. Can't say a page comes together like that for me all that often. Usually I make the background, and then I have to think what to do with that...so it takes me a few days to finish up a layout.
But this page only took me like an hour, and that included drying time.
So I am linking this post to Art Journal Journey. This month the hostess is Susi and the theme is the colors of fall.
So why experimenting with white you might ask? I used a white oil pastel and a small circle stencil and before I did anything to the page I made little whites dots here and there over the paper. Then I did a bit of painting and ink spraying to see how both reacted with the white oil pastel. I was expecting a bit more of a white crayon effect but I am not unhappy with the effect at all. The oil pastel I used was Sennelier and they are softer than a white crayon, so that they "mush" a bit when I used my paint brush.
I love these Sennelier oil pastels though. These are what "adult" crayons are all about. I made the leaves on some white paper and painted them with some mica embedded acrylic paint. I used SILKS paints.
The little leaf painting fairy images are stamped.
So I'll finish off this post with some more "magic" of autumn. I took these just before I got sick when we were walking the dogs. You can see pretty soon we won't have any leaves at all.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!