Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Sometimes by Sioux Jenneys

Happy Wednesday! It's a journal page from me this time using one of the Mabel Lucie Attwell images from the "Alice in Wonderland" range....certainly very different to her more famous cherubic children images :)


1. I first prepped the page in my A5 size journal with a thin coating of Claudine Hellmuth Studio gesso and stamped the "Taller Alice" in Archival black.
2. Roughly scribbled stripes of neocolour (you could used Distress Inks if you prefer) in blue, ochre and green and blended with water for a loose interpretation of sky, hills and grassy foreground....painting up to the outline of the stamped image. Also coloured a bit of thick watercolour paper the same way and stamped the scrabble letters I needed from "Scrabble and Tags" and the word woman from "Word Set Nudes" in Archival black.
3. Right......Get ready for a saga! LOL

Stamped the flower from "Flower Power" around the edge with Archival sepia and coloured with some purple and pink neocolour.

...that did not look enough...

...so I stamped the solid circle from the same plate in the centres with Archival crimson.

...that looked too bold!...

...so I stamped the outline circle from the same plate using some Adirondack paint dabber snow cap over the top.

...that still did not do the trick!!...

...Sooooooooo stamped the solid circle in Distress Ink walnut stain over the top again.

...still not quite right!!!! LOL...

...Soooooo added dots of gold using an out liner pen to the centres and at last it looked O.K.
(although I have a sneaking suspicion I just might return to it at some stage to tweak it)!!!

4. Coloured Alice with Distress Inks in spiced marmalade, scattered straw, weathered wood, and brushed corduroy using them as a watercolour (one of my favourite ways to colour in).

5. It's hard to see but I added a feint stamping of the "Punk Plaid Background" in weathered wood to the spine side of the page.

6. Attached the scrabble letters and the word woman with Claudine Hellmuth Studio multi medium matte. Hand drew the other words using a Sharpie pen and roughly blocked round them with an orange neocolour.



That made a change from a card didn't it? LOL :) See you again soon!
xoxo Artyjen

10 comments:

Gez said...

Fabulous page. Looks great fun :)

Helen said...

What a fun page! I know how she feels....

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

love the page and the freedom ( almost of it).. and the words are brill!

Joanne said...

I just can't get into journalling 'cos I think all my pages would hold a 'dark' message, so when I see a lovely bright, fun one like this, it makes me think again - should I hae ago? It's lovely. Sioux.
Hugs Joanne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Phew! the end result is great though. Words seem particularly aptLOL Love it all! Chrisx

craftytrog said...

Absolutely brilliant! Love it Sioux! xx

uhooi said...

good work and creative,,

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Joy said...

Totally love this page, have just got in art journaling and mixed media, so much fun xx

Kat said...

I love the way you have done the writing on this journal page,
grate colours,
Kat.

Nicks said...

Love your journal page x