Tuesday, September 30, 2014

My spread in the Travelling Art Journal Swap group that I'm in. This journal is themed Memento Mori.

I had originally intended to use some photos of a cemetery in a bushland setting in Victoria. I took these photos about 6 years ago and I couldn't find them on my old hard drive. So I had to come up with something different~!
I found the skull image online and coloured it with prismacolour pencils.Tha background id stenciled and stamped. The texture paste is homemade with black gesso,bi-carb,cornflour and some gold glitter. The stamping is done with versafine Ink.

The second page had already been done with a layer of gesso so I used some homemade spray ink and some dylusions ink and some fabric spray ink for colour to tie in with the previous page. Once again I added some stamping and texturising with an old make up sponge. The quote I printed out from the internet.

The girl from the book was just visible so I used  an 'ALL' pencil to make her slightly more prominent. For those who don't know this journal is a re-purposed picture book about Hiroshima. I didn't want to obliterate the girl so she is now part of this spread.



Nanette Church said...

They are both wonderful. I am drawn to the gandhi one though. A window of time, running to your life snd dreams. At least that is my interpretation of it.

Roz Willoughby said...

Thanks Nanette...I was thinking along those lines too.

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I love that quote - very though-provoking! The skull looks cool too!

Roz Willoughby said...

Thanks so much Zsusza

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