Hi everyone. I wanted to share one more page for Valerie's Heavy metal challenge at Art Journal Journey before February is over.
Thanks Valerie for such a fun challenge. I had a lot of fun playing with metals this past month. I really liked coming up with ways to use metal or metallic elements in my pages.
My background on this page is much more complex than what I put onto it. I really like the light watery colors with the pop of some gold. I started by drawing circles, coloring them in with markers, and then scribbling some writing in them. Step 2 was to use a white crayon and scribble write around all the circles. I then used some watered down acrylic paints to color the background.
To finish the background I took out my gold paint and painted some wax paper and also stamped some paint rings around my circles.
Finally I added black marks to my now dry painted wax paper, crinkled it up and tore it into the pieces which I attached with matte medium to my page.
I love my background, but it didn't seem finished by itself. To complete it I decided to add the butterfly. I left it black and white for some contrast to all that's going on in the background.
The butterfly is stamped and fussy cut, and the quote is a punch out.
The daffodils I shared in my post the other day are now withered so I'll share this bouquet of tulips I've replaced them with.
You can probably tell, that like many of you, I'm waiting (impatiently) for spring.
Enjoy your weekend!