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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Gettin' Inky wit it!

Finally had some time to do a spread in my art journal that has been terribly neglected since I started my new job. All I needed was a nudge from The Aviary; Challenge Blog to Paper Wings Productions.
I'm trying more and more to make greeting cards with tags and background papers I have made from "inky" experiments but I don't get them done as much as I'd like. So I went with the old stand-by for inky fun for me...the Art Journal.


Fantasy Fish:  This spread started out with a layered ink background primarily from Dylusions inks; Fresh Lime, Cut Grass, and a touch of Vibrant Turquoise. I stenciled in the corners with London Blue and stamped with a bottle cap in Crushed Grape. I used two old background stamps and added those images with StazOn ink, both Timber Brown and Forest Green.

 

In trying to determine what this page was going to be about, I thought maybe more torn flowers and a garden since it was so green and I was tending toward cool colors. So I stamped the circles from Inkadinkado and ripped them from patterned paper. I had a dragonfly cut from a magazine but wasn't sure I wanted to use it. I wanted to stick with a rubber stamp theme. I went through some old stamps that I had carved and found my Steampunk Goldfish stamp. So I decided to go with an underwater garden.

 

The page spread turned out to be a combination of an earlier garden/flower spread in the journal and the canvas, "Goldfish Dream", found in an earlier post. I made the "seaweed" in the same manner and I added some gear bubbles to enhance the steampunk theme.

Just had a fun afternoon playing with lots of things and gettin all inky wit it!
--Wy
"Let me examine a purely speculative hypothesis which I am not going to put forward as anything other than fantasy."  --Quote taken from old book about UFOs.

3 comments:

  1. Absolutely fabulous!! Love your art journal page!! The colors, layers and your hand carved fish stamp!! Fabulous!! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Paper Wings Productions!!

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  2. Pretty neat. At first I was thinking front and back covers. And I love the punked fish.

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  3. This is too fun! Thanks for linking to PWP!

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