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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Deb's Step by Step........

Here is another art journal page
 that I have created from this month's

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 out side.

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

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to find the criteria and Design Team's examples


mandysea said...

Stunning Deb!! And who doesn't love a diamond or two!! Fabulous step by step to follow - as always - clear, concise and motivating!

JansArtyJunk said...

Fabulous step by step Deb....and a awesome arty journal page!! x