Monday, February 20, 2012

Stripes Rule !

Here is the beginning of a small (21cm x 13cm) Moleskine Art journal I am making.  It's a bit daunting when you first open the journal and all the pages are empty, stark and glaring at you.

Once you get going it's a lot easier to move through and decorate the pages at random although I still have a thing about handwriting and could do with some tuition before I actually do it.

The background is made using various stencils and coloured ink sprays (Sticky Fingers)  which I have had for an age and which were laying unused on the shelf.  Believe me, when you get going though, you soon end up being very inky and the background soon comes together.  The last photo shows how the background looked before adding layers and images.

I have used a variety of stamps with black Archival Ink on the background from Tim Holtz & PaperArtsy and added some doodles with Posca green, gold and black pens.  A few self adhesive numbers were added between Alberts hands.

The words are printed on the printer and coloured with Alcohol inks.

I did some stamping with Zetti Albert and Zetti legs onto copy paper with black archival ink and coloured these with Marvey Alcohol ink brushpens. Alberts head and body were then collaged with the legs.

All items were stuck in place as shown. All that remains to do is date the piece now.

The pic above is how the background looked before stamping and collaging.  Loved making it and now onto the next !

Sid xx

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  1. Bravo for taking the plunge Sid, great first page:)
    I find the handwriting bit hard too....I use alphabet stamps, printed words and words cut from mags!!

  2. What a cool & beautiful art book Sid!!!

    Love from The Netherlands,

  3. Your journal page rules too, Sid.

  4. really like this Sid its excellent, as for handwriting just write quick and dont think about it

  5. Wat a wonderful page,
    I love the colours you used!!

  6. What a stunning journal page - love it and the zetti ness of it all.

  7. The first page is always the worst, well done for making a fantastic start, long may it continue.

    Sam xxx

  8. looks like you've got the bug Sid. love your words and Albert's legs! lol

  9. Great start to the journal Sid, love Albert's stripey legs!

  10. Daunting??? You are a natural! Go Sid! Gorgeous work!

  11. Love Albert! Keep going Sid and look at different fonts on the computer for ideas - not that I do and I have a problem with my writing on journals.
    Hugs, Neet x

  12. Your journal is looking fab Sid!

  13. Hi Sid.Thanks for joining my blog ..it's a bit ordinary compared to your interesting well journalled posts with fab projects that you show but I hope we share chats from time to time .
    Find your base for this first page of your journal interesting .Did you find that all that inking went through to the other side ?
    Love the words placed so roughly and of course what's not to like about Albert?

  14. Fabulous page...be warned once you start a journal it's difficult to stop!! LOL
    xoxo Sioux

  15. A fabulous page Sid.
    xxx Hazel.


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