Well as promised here are some more pages i created in a collaborative Art Journal last year.
These pages were done for Barbara's Journal and her chosen colours were Ochre and Kingfisher (not colours i would usually use together so a bit of a challenge for me too.
I chose India as my theme and used lots of Ripped and torn Indian news papers i collected on my last visit to that Beautiful country.
I tried to give the pages a used almost trashy and treasure look as some places in India are full of mess and rubbish and then you will see a beautiful coloured bird or a gorgeous sequinned sari in the middle of it all and it really does make a dismal scene look magical.
Here is Page 1
On this page i have used Gesso, Claudine Helmouths Studio Gloss Multi Medium and Studio Acrylics Lumiere Paints, Rubber Stamps by Elusive Images, A piece of ochre coloured netting held in place with Copper brads.
For this page i used ripped and torn Indian Newspapers, Gesso, Claudine Helmouths Studio Gloss Multi Medium and Studio Acrylics Lumiere Paints, Spellbinders dies to make the flowers,
Grungebord and flat backed pearls.
On the third page i drew a Mehndi hand in the centre and then used a stencil on the left hand side of the background.
On the right hand side i wrote a quote from Mahandas Ghandi.
I had great fun and printed onto the newspaper background with my hand and filled the prints in with Stencils using Studio Acrylics and Lumiere paints I then drew around the hands with a Black Gel Pen and wrote quotes from Ghandi around them.
For the final page i really went to town and had fun.
I wanted the page to look like a wall in India that had been used to put on and rip off Bollywood Film Posters and stuff.
As well as the Materials had used on the previous pages i added Pattered paper napkins, Acetate,
Bottlecaps , Angelina Fibres and Friendly Plastic .
Below is a close up of the Peacock Lady in the acetate frame.
Barbara really loved the pages and i enjoyed the challenge of those colours.
Love and smiles Rob xxx