Tuesday, May 3, 2011

In The Pink

In the world of collaborative art journals we're sometimes called upon to work with colors or themes that we don't necessarily love.  I really don't mind stepping outside my comfort zone, but a challenge it is.

Enter Jen's Artistic Evolution journal......gorgeous to be sure, but an explosion of pinks and purples.  I don't have a bit of either color in my home and almost none in my wardrobe.  I can admire those hues on others but am rarely attracted to them.

BTW, this is a fascinating journal, with pages of varying sizes so that the previous artist's work peeks out from behind your own.  Click here to learn more about it.

In this journal, our pages are to evolve from those that came before.  Elena's pages had to do with transformation and there were a few butterflies, so I ran with that.  Here are my two pages, side by side, followed by individual shots.




The backgrounds consist of a whole lot of spraying.....glimmer mist, homemade mist, perfect pearls mist, colorwash.....if it even resembled pink, I used it.  There was also a lot of masking, some stamping, rub-ons, gesso dabbed through sequin waste, and every butterfly die I owned worked overtime.

I'm not sure if it shows up, but the lavendar flower that Elena used and that I can see behind my left hand page inspired me to add lavendar to my pink pages.  I think of this concept like the art version of the old telephone game.  Who knows what the last pages will look like?  Maybe there won't be any pink left at all!

What will peek through to the other side, and what the next artist will have to work with, is the edge on the right hand page.  I cut it with Tim's on the edge scallop die and tied yarn and ribbon through the holes.


11 comments:

jrmathers said...

Love it and Kristal would tear your arm off to get to this Pink is her favorite color

Vic said...

How pretty!

Jingle said...

This is really great!

Alicia said...

Oh Just Beautiful and especially since *I* am a pink lover!!! *Hugs*

Sherry Goodloe said...

I was smiling the whole time I was admiring your pinks and purple pages because I know exactly what you mean :) But stepping outside our own color box is good for us . . . some times *hee hee*

Maria Guzman said...

Lovely...and pink is not my favorite color LOL

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Pinks and purples might not be your colors....but girl you did an AWESOME job!!! AS ALWAYS!!!!

Lori said...

Lovely pages, and I don't use a lot of pink, either, but these came out really gorgeous. So I'm sure you've gotten your "pink fix" for the year...lol...

teri said...

this is very lovely! I like to work with a unique color palette now and then.

Patzee said...

Wow! You really rocked the pink on these 2 pages. I love the butterflies, the layers, the colors and that graceful hand. This is a wonderful journal project!

inge said...

Hello Eileen,

seems I missed your post about this. Strolling through my emails I see this one...

I love your pink pages !!
This is one of the pages I would love to see in real because it looks so layered.
It shows when you say you used all kinds of inks and sprays... LOVE it !!

I love the hand that touches the butterfly and the pink ribbons on the edge !

greetings from belgium
Inge