Spent a wonderful afternoon with my SIL again, teaching her techniques for her bible art journaling. She completed her first page and I was so proud of what she had done. She is really developing some awesome talents. :) While I was there to answer her questions and explain different mediums to her and how to use them, I worked on a page that I started a couple of weeks ago. This page is inspired by Tracy Scott and her style designs. I love her pages.
I had initially sprayed some blue thru a stencil but I found that the blue was darker than I was looking for so I gesso'd back over top and the gesso picked up on the blue and smudged the color underneath. I liked how it softened the hard edges of the harlequin pattern. I then did my face and colored it, added some script stamp in archival ink, but once I got past that point I was stumped. So the page sat for a couple of weeks while I took a step back for a bit. When I came back to it, the harlequin pattern reminded me of a page that Tracy had done not long ago and I knew that it would be my inspiration to complete mine. So, I used acrylic paints to paint in the diamond shapes in random. I then took my sketch and wash pencil and drew in the flower centers and petals. I did a primer base of titanium white and then used my Neocolors to color in the flowers. I finished off around the pattern and flowers with charcoal and smudged it to create shading. The black dots in the center of the flower is from IzInks and a stylus. I finished off the page with a stamp. :)
Hope you enjoy! And thank you to Tracy for the inspiration I needed to complete this page! :)