Monday 28 January 2019

2019 #1 Mustard: with Cerise and ESA {by Josefine Fouarge}

2019 Topic 1: Mustard

Josefine's project tonight is a brilliant example of how leftover paint and some clever outlining can transfom an art journal page using stencils and brayers. Stockist info for all the new 2019 products are available here

Hi everyone, Josefine here and today's art journal page is very colorful. I decided to pair the Fresco Finish paint Mustard with Cerise as well as with one of the latest Seth Apter stamps, a stencil by Darcy and some other Fresco Finish paints.

I'm really into bright colours lately and love all the variety of colours that the Fresco Finish paints come in. They just make everything 'happy'. So, I started with one of my clean up pages and ended with this magical wonderland.

This is what the page looked like at the beginning. It's a clean up from a mono printing project where I used Fresco Finish paints in Mustard Pickle (FF148), London Bus (FF37), Vintage Lace (FF18) and Mermaid (FF44) for a tag. As a first step, I added Cerise (FF136) and more Mustard Pickle using a brayer. Of course,that makes orange! Using primary colours to make others is always fun and easy with a brayer!

Then I stamped a variety of circles and postage stamps from Seth Apter's set ESA07 and Scrapcosy's set ESC16.

To pull everything together, I used Fresco Finish paint in Snowflake (FF15) and Vintage Lace and brayered those two colors all over the page.

Once I was done with the background I grabbed the PS104 stencil and added the mushrooms to the page. I used Mustard Pickle as the base and blended a little bit of Cerise to the heads of the mushrooms.

Then I added more Mermaid around the mushrooms and outlined them with a black fine liner.

After adding the birds from the same stencil and a short sentiment, I also added a few circles from Seth Apter's latest stamp set ESA12. They had to fit to the page, so I used again Mustard Pickle and Cerise, created an ombre effect on my craft mat and used that as the ink pad for the different circles from that set.

Finally, I added a few white outlines and some more scribbles to highlight a few of the areas.

At the end the page had something magical, even with the more mechanical looking images from Seth's set. Color can really change how we perceive certain things and it's so much fun to experiment with that.

What fairy tale project are you going to create next? 

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  1. I love your process and your bright and modern style! Wonderful page x

  2. Stunning page - I love this colour scheme!

  3. Fresh and beautiful. Love it. Xx

  4. Thank you for the step by step on this creative, fun and vibrant project x. Wonderful and helpful inspiration, thank you x.

  5. Gorgeous page, I love the colours Josefine! xx

  6. Josefine this is superb! The colours look awesome!

  7. Love your project and your colour choice, very inspiring!

  8. That looks amazing, Josefine,

    Lucy x

  9. This is fabulous, I love the bright happy colours x

  10. Thanks, everyone :) I have to say this might be my new favorite color combo. So glad that you all like it too :D

  11. Fantastic inspiration Josephine! x