Thursday 27 August 2020

2020 #15 Up Up and Away with JOFY {by Lynn Good}

 2020 Topic 15: Shades Of White

Lynn not only creates the cutest bunch of balloons from some JOFY flowers, but also manages to softly colour them to fit the shades of white theme. It's almost cruel to ask our bloggers who generally LOVE colour to find ways with this topic, but the pared back simplicity certainly has them reaching for different proucts and techniques.
~ Leandra

Today I would like to share an art journal page I have created for this weeks topic “Shades of White”.

When I saw the topic I immediately wanted to try something completely out of my comfort zone - and if I realised how challenging it would be I probably would have reconsidered!!! But it is good to be challenged and step outside the “norm” which for me is bright colours.

I chose the JOFY92 as I wanted to use the flowers as balloons and have the tiniest tinge of colour that then leads the the shades to white - easier said that done!!!!!

I began with a white gesso page - but it wasnt smooth enough so I completely painted the page in Paper Artsy Paint - Snowflake.

Using the smoothly cardstock I stamped the images and began added a little colour, shading that colour out until it became a shade of white.  I have then fussy cut them all out.

To ground my balloons I have used the little chicken in ZN32 - such a cute character!



I have then adhered them to the page and linked them with a drawn rope.  (Which I later painted over with white!)

I then realised how hard it was to colour shades of white!!!  So I decided to add some embossing.  I stamped some of the shapes from JOFY 92 around the page and used white embossing powder.

It is hard to photo but in the side stamps I have coloured the insides with different shades of white coloured pencil.

I have then stamped the title in black and my page is done.

For an extra project I have created a card - my mother in law was having a birthday and I look this opportunity to make her this card.

I stamped JOFY94 images to the Paper Artsy Smoothy Cardstock and coloured using Prisma coloured pencils.  I tried hard to only had a little colour so I could get shades of white but this was again very difficult.  

I added some Jane Davenport drama sticks in white to the flowers.  This is a very thick type crayon and added some fantastic texture to the petals

I have outlined the card in white paint pen to add another shade of white - and backed with a white cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by and til next time - Happy crafting 

Lynn Good

1 comment:

Miriam said...

Wonderful. And clever balloons!