Saturday, July 24, 2010

GPP Crusade No. 42: Strip Ease

Visit the official crusade blog for Michelle Ward's instructions for this month's challenge. I decided to use some left-overs to create my journal page.





It was fun adding layers to the already painted page. It didn't take long to complete.
While writing on the page with a Sakura Souffle Pen, I enjoyed the contrast of white against the saturated colors on the page.
The tissue paper strips aren't obvious as strips, but they added a lot to this page. When I added the bits of orange monoprints, I started to see the hint of flowers. So I took a small paint brush and added the outlines with Liquitex Acrylic Ink.

This page encouraged me to add layers to more of my painted pages.

18 comments:

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

These pages look wonderful. I love the layers!

michelle ward said...

Regina - this is a fantastic page! Love that your shared the process, incorporating previous crusades ;) Love how the tissue strips cover the earlier journaling - very mysterious. Love that the partial flowers revealed in the added strips gave you the idea to add in outlines. You can really see this is a multi-layered and interesting page. Bravo!! Thanks for sharing with the team. xo

jgr said...

Awesome! I especially like the tissue paper.

Amy said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing!
Amy
apronsandart.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness! so creative. I love all the layers and textures you have here. I gotta try some of this process out. :)

daisy said...

Thank you for sharing your creative process Regina. It adds so much meaning to the finished project.

Gilding Lilies said...

Beautiful job. If you ever do something with the file folder of security envelopes I'd love to see what you come up with. Thanks for your kind words over on my blog. Keep up the good work and happy crusading.

Janet said...

Wow! This page is gorgeous! I love seeing the progression of each step along the way.

Kari said...

I love your page! I love the contrast the white ink gives to the dark, layered background and I love the flowers and the outlining you did to make them stand out! Gorgeous!

Dawn said...

ooh, so awesome how you recycled other crusade challenges into this one! I love everything you've done in this spread.

Jackie said...

Your page is wonderful, Regina. The use of the strips, the colours, the journalling - everything!

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Really beautiful,and I love those flowers and the writing in white. Thank you for sharing !

BurningRubber said...

That is an awsome piece! I love what you created!

Mona said...

The layers are wonderful and subtle. Great composition!

sheila said...

This is exquisite! I just love the finished result with all the layering and writing. Thanks so much for sharing the technique - I must have a go now!

Belinda said...

just fabulous your page!

Shayla said...

That's a beautiful journal page. The flowers have such nice lines and the layers add richness and depth.

Paula said...

Gorgeous pages and lucious layers. Those flowers tug at my heart. Just beautiful, Regina.