Thursday, June 9, 2016

Geisha Girls Art Journal Spread

Hi Everyone it's Danie here. Today I am sharing an item I am working on as part of a swap - A Deconstructed Art Journal Page.


The theme is Geisha's so I started with a handmade background I had created at a recent class at my local scrapbook shop which was working with acrylic paint combed across a cardstock piece.  The curved lines created by the combing of the paint I thought resembled some of the fish scale like patterns that appear often in oriental themes.



These types of projects allow you a chance to use up leftover paper scraps.  I had some left overs from the Graphic 45 Birdsong Collection.

The swap criteria is to create a 8 x 8 size journal spread.  Folded in half this piece creates one centre spread (full page) with a front and back (1/2 page).  Today I am showing you the Centre Spread which combines my background with collage images and backgrounds from Altered Pages - Geishas, Geisha Girls and Collage Backgrounds Orientals.



I combined these with some paper scraps, borders and cherry blossoms cut out from napkins.  All of these elements were stuck down with Gel Medium after I inked the edges.

Supplies;
Geishas Collage Sheet
Geisha Girls Collage Sheet
Collage Backgrounds Oriental Collage Sheet
Paint
Comb
Gel Medium
Papers - Oriental Theme

I am still yet to create the front and back of this journal spread so it's back to the craft room.

I hope you are finding some time to play with your favorite craft items this week.

Danie xx






4 comments:

  1. Great start to your project! Your painted background is very striking! Hope you'll share again when it's complete.

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  2. gorgeous! especially loving the beautiful red painted background! xo

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  3. Great page, Danie - I also am a fan of the background - love your comb technique - haven't thought about using that in years. You've inspired me to play with that again!

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  4. Awesome background with that comb, and so perfect for the Asian theme!

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