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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Australian Travelling Art Journal Swap...My entry in "Laughter in Spite of the Pain"


The "smile" page represents how hard it is to smile when in any type of pain. I covered the page with Paynes Grey acrylic paint. It seemed more appropriate than black which was my initial idea. I then used some stencils and a baby wipe to move some of the colour and add some texture. I also did some  stenciling through the stencils with the paint. I printed out the clip art on matte photo paper and added them to the page. Again I did some stenciling to incorporate them into the page and to show the "smiles" through the pain. I printed out the words and went over them with black pastel glider. I added a bit of colour to the letters. The circles are from a napkin and are there to balance the page. I did some outlining with a brown permanent pen and edged the page with metallic green paint from Pentart.

The clown page - I started by stenciling the whole page with the Paynes Grey paint and added some metallic paint from Pentart to add some colour.  I then gesso'd the area where the clowns would go so that they would stand out more.They were also printed on matte photo paper. I printed out the quote and coloured the letters with neon pens (no name). I coloured over the cut out quote with gelatos to get rid of the white. Outlined the quote with gold paint pen and a black gel pen. Edged the page with metallic paint and added a bit more colour to the page with Pitt Big Brush Artist Pens. I also added the buttons coming out of the trumpet as the birds in the original clip art piece were too hard to save!!

7 comments:

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I love Paynes Grey too - it's less stark than black. Great choice for these two pages!

Roz Willoughby said...

Thanks Zsuzsa

Win Dinn said...

Just loving these pages, and especially appreciate the quote by Groucho Marx. Your colour just makes me so happy!

Roz Willoughby said...

Thanks so much Win Dinn...I appreciate you visiting and commenting!

Ilene McInnes said...

Great pages Roz, luv the color choice and the clown sure do make me smile.. to look back clowns always get a hard time and yet they are so funny

Roz Willoughby said...

Thank you for viviting Ilene and for your comment!!

Win Dinn said...

Wonderful pages, Roz - I so love your use of strong colour, and your response to the theme is a dynamite one!