2017/06/09

Art Journal: Find your courage to journey the great unknown

Find your courage to journey the great unknown

This is an art journal page I made while experimenting with different media and techniques. The main focus was to use my new materials; paints from DecoArts Media  and Neopastels from Caran d' Ache.

Find your courage to journey the great unknown
I stared with an A5 sized advertisement flyer on which I created some texture with a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop and heavy gel medium. Then I dabbed some DecoArts media traditions paints on them in Magenta, Teal and yellow. Sprayed with water to get them running and spattered some yellow on the page as well. The background was done.

Find your courage to journey the great unknown
Then I gathered some elements I wanted to use and played around with composition.

Find your courage to journey the great unknown
After I decided which elements I wanted to use, I glued them down in a composition, added some more stenciling on the right under the word journey and intensified some colors with caran d'ache neopastels. The colors I used are corresponding with the butterfly which is going to me placed over on the number at the right side. 

Find your courage to journey the great unknown
Added the last few elements and created some shading in various aria's with a Stabilo Marks all pencil and a water brush.

Find your courage to journey the great unknown
The sentiment is made from various text stamps from Viva las VegaStamps!, Paper Artsy and Lost Coast Designs. I spattered some liquitex inks in magenta, teal and white over it and called it done. 

Find your courage to journey the great unknown
Here's the page adhered in my black spiral bound journal. I love how vibrant the colors are! It was a fun experiment to layer layer pastels over paint and I'm definitely going to use this technique again. 

I would like to enter this art journal page in the following challenges:



theme is circles and my page does have a few circular elements

#32 - put a stencil on it was one of my favorites as I love using stencils in my work.

Stamps and Stencils; Words with meaning June 2017 challenge

Hope you all will find your courage to journey the great unknown as well :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


11 comments:

  1. Wowowow, what a gorgeous and colorful journal page. A really wonderful take of the challenge.

    Thank you for sharing it at ART JOURNAL JOURNEY.

    Have a wonderful weekend

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  2. What a fantastic page with all this fancy supplies! The neopastels are super for sure - I guess they are also high quality and high pigmented like the neocolors 2 that I really love -
    Thank you very much for linking also to Art Journal Journey Cheetarah!This is much appreciated!
    Happy weekend!
    oxo Susi

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  3. This is a wonderful journal page !!!!
    The composition is great the colors are incredibly beautiful
    Happy weekend
    Elke

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  4. Wow, what an amazing journal page! The colours, texture and images are stunning - I love it 😀. I enjoyed reading the process you followed to create it too, thanks. Nice to meet you at AJJ and wishing you a lovely weekend! J 😊

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  5. Ziet er super uit! En straalt ook vrolijkheid uit! (Komt vast omdat je lol had bij het maken...) Groetjes, Gerrina

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  6. Great art journal page, Cheetarah! I loved reading how it all came together, it is always interesting and exciting to experiment. Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge. Good Luck!😃

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  7. I love the bold, vibrant colour choices that you have chosen for Put a stencil on it! Thank you for taking part in this months Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. Clare DT

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  8. Stunning journal page ...... I love the vibrant colours. Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

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  9. This is absolutely fantastic! I love every artsy inch! Such amazing use of color and such gorgeous layering. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamps & Stencils. Hugs, Autumn

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  10. How marvelous this is!! I love the vibrancy and life of it!!! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us over at the MMMC blog this month!!!

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  11. Absolutely stunning art journal page! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils! Branka DT

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