Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Mixed Media Color Challenge 5 - Be Still

I am playing along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge for my art journal pages.

I planned for Tuesday to be my "Art Journal" day this week but my body had other plans!  On Monday night I had another bout with vertigo.  It wasn't one of the worst I have had but it was bad enough to make the next few days fairly miserable.  Tuesday evening I rested and thought about my art journal page.  As I became still, thoughtful, and prayerful a picture of a flower garden in a walled enclosure came to mind.  

My first step was to poem a prayer.  You can barely see a hint of writing underneath the blue paint. (mid right side of page)

My next step was to dry brush some gesso, then I stamped "MFPS a  - Cracked Hello" in "MFT Steel Blue" all over the page.  I then misted "Crushed Grape Dylusions" spray using a stencil.  At this point I decided that I didn't care for the random dry brushed look and I went over the entire page with the gesso.  To my surprise the stamped background popped right up through the gesso!  I think it gives a great look for my "wall" since I don't currently have a brick stencil! 

 I didn't get step-by-step photos because I was so absorbed with the process of creating the page, I forgot to photograph along the way!

I used MFT Die-namics Leaf Filled Flourish three times and strategically placed flowers over the connection spots to create an impression of a vine.  MS 3 in 1 Hydrangea and butterfly punches were used to fill in the vine.

I can't remember what scripture was floating through my head when I pulled out my stamp "Psalm 46:10" from Verve but when I saw it, I thought it was just right.  When vertigo occurs, I have to still my attitude and slow my body and allow myself to learn whatever lessons I need to learn at the moment.  The scripture also applies to the hidden poem/prayer.

Thanks for looking!!

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  1. Wow Angie! What a beautiful art journal page! I love the beautiful background that you created and all the pretty little blossoms! Thank you so very much for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

  2. This is really beautiful, Angie!! Lovely mixed media work - I love your background effect, it really turned out nicely. In fact, everything on this page is just great!!
    Hugz. Have a lovely Sunday!

  3. Very lovely art journal page! Love the background you created and all the pretty flowers!

  4. What a lovely page you created in your journal with these pretty colors! love the stems and brick wall!

  5. I love how cracked hello looks on this page. Now you have me wondering about the poem prayer underneath it all. What a neat idea to have the prayer there as the base. What a neat analogy for life as well.

  6. Gorgeous journal cover! Love the butterflies and that beautiful sentiment!


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