Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Art Journal Day 13 - Orange


My inspiration for Orange was "Wild Sweet Orange" Tazo Tea. The label inspired an ATC a few months ago. When Misty prompted us to journal with Orange today, I knew I'd be using the tea label again.
Today I mixed acrylic paint to get different shades of orange. I used Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Permanent Rose & Titanium White. Depending on the amount of white used, you can come up with a nice orange sherbert hue. I also added a bit of burnt umber for some of the darker shading. A sepia Pitt marker was used to outline the flower. I used a black gel pen for accents and journaling. There's also a bit of watercolor pencil accent work, too.


I also added a bit of stamping to add texture. A chalk ink pad works great for this.

8 comments:

Catherine said...

What an original application of the technique of color, my Dear Regina ! I love all your diaries.

Shayla said...

Pretty! Do you use pitt pens to write in it after?

Kelly said...

regina, these are beautiful!

Regina said...

Thanks for your sweet comments.

I journaled with a Pilot G-2 gel ink pen on this spread. It's currently my favorite pen for writing and comes in a few different colors. It's not stable on this surface. After I photographed the pages, I went on to prep more pages for the rest of the week. Some medium leaked onto the bottom of the page and disolved the ink.
The flower is outlined with a Pitt sepia calligraphy marker.
I did use Pitt pens to journal on some of my earlier pages and on the Hope painting in a previous post.

Nicole Austin said...

bright, beautiful orange! i love the big, bold flower! fun pages, thanks for sharing.

nicole

Anonova said...

Great sunflower! Love that deeper orange.

blendedcolors said...

your orange pages are great! i love that flower...

nelda ream said...

I love these pages. Seeing them makes me feel happy.