Saturday 4 July 2020

2020 #11 Dream of Good Things with JOFY {by Lynn Good}

2020 Topic 11: Calming Colours

Lynn has used bolder colours to great effect by using them in a sparing way. It's easy to lump colours into 'bold' or 'subtle' categories, but it doesn't need to be so as Lynn shows us with this delicate and lovely journal page.
~ Keren

Hi everyone, it's Lynn (Memories on the Page) with you today, and I'd like to share with you an art journal page that I have created for this week's topic - Calming Colours.

If anyone follows me, calming colours are not usually my go to. Give me brights and neons to make me smile and skip!!  BUT I have to say, I have loved doing this page and how it turned out.
Green and Blue are my nemesis, but I had not thought about using them in such a light shade that they are 'calming'; definitely something I am going to continue to explore.

I have used the following colours in the Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Chalk Paints:


I began with a layer of gesso on my page and then I put a dab of the paints at one side of the page.

I then used a wide brush to pull the paint from the right to the left, I did not bother cleaning my brush in-between the colours, but I did work from the bottom to the top so the brighter blue didn't go through the whole page!  Once semi-dry I wiped with a wet wipe and this removed some of the paint to make a more splotchy image.

Using the PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Paint - Snowflake and a couple of stencils I created some background shapes. 

The stencils I have used are: JOFY (large) PS131, JOFY (regular) PS139 and JOFY (regular) PS166.  I find the best way to do this is to use a makeup sponge or paint dauber with very little paint so it does not bleed though the stencil.

I used a white paint pen to make marks on these shapes.

I then stamped the flower image from JOFY93 onto tissue paper a couple of times, and adhered it to the art journal page with Mat Medium.

I have done the same with the title; dream of good things.

Using the same paints that I used for the background and a fine brush, I have highlighted areas of the stamp.

Thanks for popping by and I hope that you have found some inspiration. Whether it be to use colours that you don't usually do or in a different way, like I did using the light green and blue, or stamping on tissue and adhering to the project, this is a great technique when you have fiddly areas to fussy cut!

Till next time - happy crafting

Lynn Good
Blog: Memories on the page

1 comment:

Miriam said...

Wonderful project Lynn