Working in my mini art journal is very gratifying and this week I've made another spread using this wonderful "Franco Face" from Lost Coast Designs as focal point. I had John Lennon's Imagine in my head and created the same thing as what I did with the Walk the Moon song in my large art journal. It did help me get the song out of my head and onto a colorful spread :) More pictures are below to show you the process.
I took an aquarel paper colored with pinks and purples and stamped loopy calligraphy and grunge back ground stamps using memento, staz on and brilliant inks until I was satisfied with the results.
I love the texture the brilliance rust ink has created on the page.
Then I went on to stamp the face on sticker paper, twice. From one I cut off the face part and masked it on the other. Stamped the head with grunge and loopy calligraphy stamps again and colored it in with tombows.
Then I took off the mask and colored the face with promarkers cut her out and decided on the placing in the journal.
I also made the eyes more expressive by outlining it with the faber castell pitt marker and also used that to write the lyrics with.
I decided that the background needed some liquitex Ink spatters and I grounded the face with some washitape. Literally "grounded" with the "you are here" sentiment :) Made some doodles around the edges and called it done.
I'm also entering this one in this month's Craft Stamper's September Take it, Make it Challenge :)
Thanks for stopping by and hope you'll have a fun and creative weekend.