Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Why, yes...Art journal Spread for the Humour Challenge

Hello everyone! It's Bonnie here today with more details about my response to the new TEW challenge which  is Humour.  I decided to play in my art journal, creating a spread featuring Lucy Loo Being Lucy because I've been wanting to colour her for a while. Her fabulous attitude makes me smile. I coloured her with Prismacolor pencils giving her funky pink and yellow hair and purple lipstick. The little zipper teeth in her hair ornament were inked in with a Silver Jelly Roll pen for the shine. Lucy Loo was fussy cut, and the white edges were inked with a Black Big Brush pen. She was popped up on foam tape and set aside out of the range of my messy mixed media process.

The two journal pages were given a liberal coat of Studio 490 black embossing paste applied with a palette knife. While it was still wet, gauze pads were unfolded and then twisted or folded the long way. These were crisscrossed over the pages to mimic the look of Lucy Loo's wrappings in the image. Next, black zippers with silver metal teeth were also adhered across the pages. These are a reference to the zipper in Lucy's hair ornament. It also creates an edgy feel to the background which suits the image and the page concept.

The specimen labels and experiment log are downloads from Vectoria her stuff! I had this vision of Lucy being created or re-created in a mad scientist's lab so the labels and log fit that notion.

The log was given extra kraft paper pages behind the cover and all were machine stitched to look more like a notebook.

The sentiments came next. Why yes,... comes from Create with TLC and I imagine Lucy pausing and saying that in answer to someone's silly question. Looking for trouble and Wanna play doctor were computer generated and printed on white cardstock which was torn or cut into fishtail flags and inked with Vintage Photo. All were popped up on foam tape.

To continue with the edgy look, I added more metal bits.The safety pins which I imagine the mad scientist keeps handy for gauze emergencies, the spider bead, the star sequins, and lens all help to scatter the metal about and lend continuity to the design. The resin hand and the bug under glass further the specimen theme.

At this point, Lucy's hair was the only pink on the page which created a jarring effect. I added the two pink mulberry roses along with the checked button to repeat the flower and button in her hair decoration and bring that bit of pink to the top and right. The small metal arrow was given three small pearls before it was added to the bottom of the page, completing the visual triangle. A little doodling on the one set of sentiments, some scattered dot stamping on the paper elements, and the pages were complete. A little dark humour to start your

We would love to see your humourous projects and hope that you'll join us for TheEastWind Challenge 5. Thanks for visiting today.


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