I received Gina's journal a while ago and it has taken me this long to come up with an idea.
I can't even put my finger on why I thought of Atlantis (no, not the resort in the Bahamas; I'm talking about the lost city of mythology).
In my head, however, Atlantis did not sink into oblivion. Nope, my Atlantis is a thriving city where the people just learned to ADAPT.
So, maybe adaptation has been on my mind. Who knows? Like I've said before, I really don't like to spend too much time on interpretation or explanation. So, without further psychoanalysis, here is my Atlantis:
Sadly, much of the texture and dimension doesn't show up in photographs, and there is a lot of both on the page. The stylized city on the bottom was done with modeling paste and a cityscape stencil. The upper part of the background received texture with gesso, tissue paper, bubble wrap and some scratch tools.
Color came from some of the new Perfect Pearls mists, distress inks, and of course, my favorite, Portfolio water soluble oil pastels.
Most of the images are courtesy of my pal Val and her amazing collection of graphics. I did a bit of work on them with pencils.
The cool steampunk looking lady with the binoculars was a freebie from someplace on the internet....sorry I don't remember where.
This is the journaling page:
What I'd like to share about this page is what I did with a very cheap and (IMO) tacky charm. That fish. It was bright. It was gaudy. It was cheap and tacky. First I dabbed some green paint on it, wiped most of it off, and added some white paint, also wiping most of it off. That toned down the glare but wasn't quite enough.
So, I made some marks on it with an embossing pen and sprinkled some Ranger verdigris embossing powder (from their Antiquities line) on it and heat set. I'm not sure if it shows up, but there is also a dot of purple embossing in the eye.