You have probably noticed recently that I am creating a lot of art for and also mentioning a lot of different challenge sites and blogs lately, the reason for my doing that is not because I want to win anything but because Im using the challenges to give me ideas for journal pages and also to challenge myself artistically and hopefully try new things.
I have listed some of the blog challenge sites on a special page here on my blog, which you can find on the following link here: http://trishbee.wordpress.com/art-challenge-blogs/
Anyway I’ve been playing around with a new journal page today using my metallic markers and pens, over on Addicted To Stamps And More! Blog the challenge is to ‘Make Your Mark’ – in other words create art using markers and pens! I just knew I had to do this challenge as I am addicted to using my pens as you’ve probably noticed :)
As per I took some pictures of the process as I made my page so you can see how I did it.
Step 1: I started out with a page that I had painted brown with acrylic paint.
Step 2: Using black acrylic paint and stencils I painted on some designs onto the page:
Step 3: Next I placed 3 paper flowers on the page to use as masks.
Step 4: And painted over the top of them using burgundy acrylic paint
Step 5: Then removed the flowers after Id painted them to reveal the floral petal shape.
Step 6: I painted some more burgundy on the page to create bordered areas.
Step 7: I painted black outlines round the petal shapes so that I could see them better.
Step 8: And then stencilled on some more designs
Step 9: And more stencilling, this time in white.
Step 10: Some yellow dots with acrylic paint.
Step 11: Then I swiped over the entire page using a red radiant rain ink dabber.
Then I dug out all my favourite metallic markers which I planned to use on this page which you can see below:
Step 12: A little gold pen colouring added.
Step 13: Metallic blue marker pen colour added:
Step 14: Metallic greens, red, pink and purple added
Step 15: More gold and blue highlights added
Step 16: I added highlights using white and black paint pens & my page was now complete!
Another view of my page, my camera doesn’t photograph metallic very well.
The obligatory close up picture: