07 February 2015

Mixed media stripped back.


I had the urge recently to use my water colour journal, one I've not used since.......since......that long!!!

I love water colours, it's my favourite way to add colour but despite this usually my journal pages are full of mixed media goodness but in fact I thought I'd go simple for a change and really take it back a notch. Mixed media doesn't have to be about tonnes of different products and in fact if you've put two different media on a page you can call it "mixed media".



So with that in mind I masked off a border in my book and stamped Agatha Crown by Magda at Stampotique with a Waterproof ink.

I painted the whole page around her with clean water then using my Neo-Color crayons, I made pools of paint and dabbed this around the wet paper.

Once it had dried I went around it again with more watered down colour to make the paint darker. I painted in some of the image with my fine brush and used a skin tone alcohol marker for her face.

I simply added a few spots of paint and stamped the "When Pigs Fly" also from Stampotique next to her and gave her a little grounding with some MME washi tape. This one is a really shiny blue but its not easy to tell from my photo. At the moment I seem to be into ripping it in half and using little bits of it here and there. This photo taken later in better light shows the tape in all its shiny goodness.



Have a good day

Jaine x

10 comments:

Magda Polakow said...

Great page, Jaine! Beautiful background for Agatha xxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image.xxx

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love the creativity here and I also love the message of the quote :)

Esther said...

I love those water colours...fab sentiment too, she looks like she's ready to get up to mischief !! Esther xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Fantastic page, I love it.

Caroline said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, every part. She's a cheeky little one, the sentiment is brilliant & your watercolours are beautifully done. Thank you for reminder that mixed media doesn't always need lots of products. I just ordered some watercolour paints, so excited to play with them! Tfs & inspiring! :)

Georgie C said...

Love your technique for the background, I adore these watercolour looks. I have this art journal too and struggle a little more to put something in it, wish the'd do the watercolour in portrait style too. Anyway... I really love what you have done with the page, hugs, Georgie xx

Wrightboysmum said...

I love the watercolour background. Mine always look so blotchy and unblended.

Claudine Criner said...

Love, love, love this page. So subtle and beautiful

Gerrie Johnnic said...

She is lovely! Xx