Saturday 14 January 2012

Barbara's Ochre and Kingfisher Journal Page 1 to 5.

Hello All
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.

Page 2

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.

Page 3

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.

Page 4

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.

Page 5

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.
More soon
Love and smiles Rob xxx

Tuesday 10 January 2012

Cherises Purple and Teal Journal Page 1

Hi Everyone.
I know its been a while but i am going to try and get here at least once a week to keep you all up to date with the arty bit of my life.
Starting with an Art Journal collaboration with 6 more artists who i was doing a college course with last year.
I will start with The pages i did in Cherises Purple and Teal Journal.
This is the first page i did in Cherices journal and i used all different shades and hues of Purples and teals on all of the pages.
My themes for the first two pages was
In a Fairy Garden ( with a twist on the Fairy bit ).
For this page i used Claudine Helmouth acrylics, gesso,gel pens,fabric,canvas,Alcohol inks,Friendly Plastic, rubber stamps and Spellbinders dies.

Cherises Purple and Teal Journal Page 2

Now on this second page you have the fairies ( the males of the species ) and one has been caught in a jar.
The Fairy Queen at the bottom left is actually a photo of myself when i was a female impersonator many moons ago and yes that was all my own hair.
Cherise thought it was nice that fairys had drag queens too.

Cherises Purple and Teal Journal Page 3

For the second spread in Cherises Journal i chose a Mermaid theme as i knew she loves them.
For the first page i drew and painted a mermaid face.
Then i drew seaweed with a black acrylic paint and cut each piece out and painted them in different shades of Teal.
I then stuck one piece onto another to give a three dimensional effect which looks great in real life.
I added another mermaid to the bottom right of the page just because.

Cherises Purple and Teal Journal Page 4

For the final page i used a carp stamp and 3 sisters mermaid stamp which are my own designs available from once upon a
I made a frame from cardboard and embellished it with acrylics,and gems.
I then added a mermaid i painted into the frame then added the words.
Cherise was really happy with her pages and i really enjoyed creating them.
Thanks for dropping by and i will post the next set of journal pages in a few days.
Love and Smiles.
Rob xxx