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 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.


  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

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

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

  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?

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

  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

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


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

    Love Chrissie xx

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

  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

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

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

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

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

  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 :-)

  16. This is a brilliant page!

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

    hugs jenny

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

  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

  20. A great page with fabulous details!
    Mar xx

  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

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

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