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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Collage with a twist at AJJ



The new theme for November at
  Art Journal Journey

 has been
set  for us by Susi,
but she hasn't made it an easy one, it's
Collage with a twist....no faces, no wings , no leaves.


This is my first journal spread  for the theme
The base pages started off with a splashed background and some torn scraps





I tried to soften the bright green with a coat of gesso.
But as you can see in my first picture I had a relapse and added some bright colours.








I found that if I rubbed the gesso with a damp  cloth, before it all dried, I could  erase the white and get the green splaters  to show up again.
Next up was a brush over with some brighter water colour....yellow.

I added another couple of left overs, the quote and the pointing finger. My fingers by this time were a lovely shade of yellow as well



I used a stencil for the words on the background which relate to the messy  painting adventures I was having,
 as well as a script stamp.

So after all the fun with the paint and changing my mind about the colour, I decided to use some digital additions to the right side of the spread.

It just had to be a selection of art related bits and pieces.

Thank you for calling in to see me today, your visit and comments are always appreciated.

25 comments:

  1. A great page for the new theme, I like the sunshiney yellow wash and a perfect quote. The painty digital additions are a fabulous idea too.
    Jean x

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  2. What great page for AJJ - we are going to need our thinking caps with this one!! Hugs, Chrisx

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  3. So lovely, love the journaling page and amazing colours.xx {aNNie}

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  4. This is gorgeous, Yvonne. I like the bright yellow and the pan of watercolors. I was glad to see you thought this one through, because this is quite the challenge, isn't it?

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  5. Lovely page, great colours, and you managed well without the forbidden things this month! Thanks for joining us again at AJJ, hugs, Valerie

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  6. A fabulous spread! I like the progress story ! The digital extras make it even more interesting!
    Super colours and layers! Great that you don't mind the many No No No-s this month and start the journey!
    Happy Thursday!
    Thank you for your fabulous contribution to AJJ!
    oxo Susi

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  7. I saw that Susi had set you a hard one, nicely risen to the challenge, well done!

    Sallyxx

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  8. Fantastic Yvonne. Not easy to exclude the three things but you smashed it with this terrific spread

    Love Chrissie xx

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  9. There are lot of interesting things on your beautiful page.
    Hugs xx

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  10. Love the new header Yvonne :)
    Your journal pages are fantastic - always love seeing the progress from start to finish (thanks x ).
    My stamps and dies arrived and only tried out the dies so far - and of course they are fabulous -
    must try the stamps next.... aww lucky you and poor you having to wait till Christmas, you'll love them
    - the way the days are going Christmas will soon be here :)
    Have a great day ......... Gill xx

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  11. I like the yellow in your collaged background, a challenge for sure with the twists added. Love the new blog header as well!

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  12. Super artwork, Yvonne, I like all the words and the painting materials.

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  13. Fabulous page Yvonne, I am finding it difficult, Susi is making our brains work.!!! Love your background.

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  14. Gorgeous spread page Yvonne !!! I love the green and bright yellow colours !! Fantastique ! Big hugs.

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  15. Such a fabulous page! I love ow you created the wonderful background with all the different elements - music sheet, pages of text, doile aswell as your stamps and brushos - perfect! Wishing you a lovely week! Jo :-)

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  16. This is a brilliant page!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  17. amazing collage pages,love this a lot.
    have a great weekend.

    hugs jenny

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  18. Love how you get so much depth in your pages. Something I need more practice with. Great pages.

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  19. Wonderful page Yvonne. Sometimes restrictions in a theme help you think in different directions. You pulled it off brilliantly. Great photos of this was crated. TFS. Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Flo xx

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  20. A great page with fabulous details!
    Mar xx

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  21. I just love these pages, Yvonne - gorgeous colours and the composition is great, leading the eye across to those paints and brushes. Love the word accents too.
    Alison x

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  22. You put some great ideas onto this page. And no faces, leaves or wings! Perfect Yvonne. Hugs-Erika

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  23. Hi Yvonne, also this side and the others below are super. All are beautiful.
    Greetings Carola

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