And a quick step by step to show how it came about.....
Firstly my patterned paper looked like this and I could see diamonds jumping out at me.....
I've put a thin coat of white gesso over a section of the paper that was
torn to roughly fit one side of my journal page. Then cut out some
random diamond shapes. The edges of the cut outs and the edges of where
they were cut from were outlined in different coloured oil pastels and
rubbed to blend.
From the left over unaltered paper I've cut 4 diamonds, the same size and then outlined all the diamond's edges in black.
a bit closer of the oil pastels around the cut out sections..............
To prepare the base of the journal
page, I've scraped black and turquoise paints over the entire double
page, stamped diamonds in white gesso and randomly sprayed with green
and pink mists.
The altered pattern paper was glued on the left and the 4 diamonds cut
from the unaltered section were placed randomly on it. On the right,
I've placed the cut out pieces in a similar pattern to that of the cut
The tree was drawn and painted on deli paper, cut and added to the pages
and then came the doodling in white and black pens, some stamping on
the patterned paper and some paint splatters and finally the quote was
added to cover the two pages.
We'd love to see your creations for this challenge
Alter/change (in an ARTY
way) the pattern on patterned paper or fabric. Use some/all/tiny piece of your original paper/fabricin your project. We need two photos of original paper before altering and your finished project.
The design team have given some great and varied ideas!
Jan has used some of her floral fabric in its original form for the background of her fabric journal page and then cut out two of the flowers from her fabric and made them into padded embellishments to decorate her fabric journal cover