We are half way through Lent and an Easter inspired Art Journal seems appropriate. I wanted to create "serious" page... not the usual bunny rabbits and chocolate eggs. My starting point was this cling mounted stamp angel by Chocolate Baroque called Rejoice! and the rest took shape quickly.
I primed the background with Faber Castell Gesso before applying Folk Art Acrylic Paints. Blues for the sky, yellows for the rising sun leading down to deep earth tones of the hills.
Here's the angel. I heat embossed her wings with WOW Bright White EP onto vellum. The rest of her I stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle, coloured with Copics, fussy cut and adhered to the page, except for the lower half of her bodice so she looks like she's floating.
The grassy accents on the hills are from Silhouette Grasses stamped with Ranger Archival Fern. I also stencilled in some swirls using Tim Holtz Flourish stencil and Ranger Dye Ink Lemon Twist. The cross is a die cut using the smallest cross from Spellbinders Shapeabilities Cross 2 set. I cut it out several times with dark brown cardstock and adhered them together. Then I rubbed on some Chocolate Gelatos and Iced Chai Gelatos.
I applied some Faber-Castell Gelato Metallic Icing on the sky to get a misty cloudy look. To finish the page I applied Versamark all over and heat embossed everything with WOW Clear Sparkle EP.
You can see the sparkle as it catches the light. I didn't adhere her wings all the way so she looks like she's hovering. Also, I used foam tape to prop up her head for added dimension.
And here is another look at my Easter Art Journal. I stamped the quotation using Claire Brennan's (Waltzing Mouse) Victorian Alphabet and Ranger Archival Jet Black ink.
"He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come and see the place where He lay."
Matthew 28:6 KJV
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Please head on over to VICKI PARSON of Stamp Smiles and check out what she has made. Vicki never ceases to amaze me with her creativity.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope your week is off to a magical start!