And to make our Birthday Bash extra special, we will not be having our usual colour swatch. Instead, we are going with a theme that is close to our hearts:
Head on over to Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge #25 for all the details. As always, you can use any medium to create your projects: paints, inks, pencils, pens, stains, etc., as long as you stick to the theme of CHOCOLATE.
This week I want to show you 4th Art Journal Page. I got the idea sitting on a bench in a flower garden. eating ice cream. It was a beautiful day, blue sky, puffy white clouds, cool breeze, surrounded by flowers in full bloom and I was eating mango, raspberry and passionfruit sorbet in a chocolate cup! I was in paradise .... Back on earth, I made an AJ page as soon as I got home.
I applied acrylic paints on the gessoed page with my fingers for added texture and interest. It was fun ... like being in kindy again! I inked the edges with Vintage Photo and Brushed Corduroy and applied some Ranger Micro Glaze to fix the water reactive Distress Inks.
The stylised trees - I used TCW Four Ferns stencil, Texture Paste and tiny drop of Fresh Foliage acrylic paint. When completely dry I added shading and accents with Faber Castell PITT Chromium Green. For the background "trees" I used a stamp from Wild Meadow and Dandelion Archival Ink.
I paper-pieced the hot air balloon from Punky Hearts and added extra shading with faber Castell PITT markers. To finish, I sprinkled a watered-down gesso all over the piece.
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Challenge #25 will close at 12.00 p.m. (UK) on Tuesday 16th August 2016, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday 24th August 2016. I hope you'll play along and run the risk of winning £25 to spend on Chocolate Baroque stamps.
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a sweet day!