Saturday, March 13, 2010

Through The Eyes of an Artist

That is the name of the very first collaborative art journal I participated in, and it is almost at an end.  We all shipped out our journals last March and they should be finished soon.   Today I worked on Gina's.
The vivid colors of the background were done with Ranger color wash sprays on watercolor paper.  I'd never used this product before, but admired it in the work of others.   I found a place online that had them for a good price and bought a bunch.  Love them!  
I also glued a few little tufts of dryer sheets sprayed with mica spray in random spots for a little shimmer.  The black flourishes were die cut, and just about all the other elements are Wendy Vecchi stamps on grungeboard colored with distress inks.
The phrase about flying I also took from a Wendy stamp, but I wanted it much larger so used the computer for that, with one of my favorite fonts, "bleeding cowboy."

13 comments:

jrmathers said...

I like it very vibrant colors

Kim Mailhot said...

This is gorgeous ! Love the brights and that lilac !
Cheers !

Angie Hall Haviland said...

FABULOUS Pages, Eileen!! I've always loved that saying!!

Wanda H said...

Gorgeous, Eileen!!!

Julie Ann said...

So pretty, Eileen!! I usually don't like green, but yours is beautiful!

Carol's Crafts said...

Beautiful Eileen. The colors are fabulous. So rich!!

My name is CINDY...... said...

Lovely pages Eileen. I love those washes as well - the colours are so vibrant - but haven't used them for a while - time to get them out again I think!

Helena said...

Beautiful work, Eileen. I need those color washes...

Chrystal S said...

Eileen it is just gorgeous!!! I love the vibrant colors and the quotes is absolutely wonderful. Love it!

2amscrapper said...

I've been eyeing those color washes--so glad to see how they look on an art piece. This is another fab project, Eileen!

teri said...

Do you use those dyes directly from the bottle, Eileen? I have them, and find them very saturated. Not sure but thinking of diluting them.

Lori said...

I just love your backgrounds, so cool. Love the colors, aren't those colorwashes fab? I also love how you used Wendy's stamps. They're not just for flowers, you know. lol And now I have to go get that font, way cool.

AimeeInOhio said...

Lovely jurnal page! The colors are fantastic. I like the color wash sprayes a lot and with they'd make more colors.