Friday, April 27, 2012

Let The Good Times Roll

One of my favorite collaborative art journal groups is the Artistic Evolution.  That's the one in which our pages are supposed to evolve in some way from the pages that came before.  If you'd like to know more, click HERE.  It's been a while since I've received a book to work on, so I was thrilled to get Gina's from Elena last week. 

Gina's colors (the ones she'd like to be predominant in her book) are purple, emerald green and deep blue.  So, I immediately thought of Mardi Gras.  The pages that came right before mine had lots of gold, and the text mentioned silk and gold dust.  That just reinforced the Mardi Gras theme in my mind.  So, I used some of my favorite phrenology head images (including Wendy Vecchi's art chick stamp, an Invoke Arts stamp, and some from an Alpha Stamps sheet), and dressed them up in Mardi Gras finery.

Here are my two side by side pages:






The backgrounds were done with Color Wash sprays, distress stains, Inktense pencils, stencils and both glaze and gel pens.  The revelers were colored with Portfolio water soluble oil pastels, metallic craft paint, and lots of glaze pens.  They all wear collars made from bits of left over ribbon that I shredded into tiny pieces.

Here are some closer looks.







17 comments:

artbyvic said...

Wow, beautiful!

Cher said...

beautiful!

Sue Young said...

Wild and wonderful!!!

teri said...

I love the idea of these journals and wish I'd been in on this one. Great take on those colors!

Nancy said...

These are wonderful, Eileen!!

Nancy said...

These are wonderful, Eileen!!

Dorothy said...

Gorgeous pages!!

Tammy D said...

very cool colors. The people kind of scare me!!!;)

Alicia said...

I'm loving it! The colors are so vibrant and the pictures such fun! *Hugs*

Gerrie Johnnic said...

These are vibrant and beautiful...and so much fun!

Debby said...

Love the bright colors and the funky heads are really cool! Great job on these!

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous pages! Love your funky heads, especially the last one with the feather in her cap... you must have a fantastic stamp collection.

Elena said...

Awesome Eileen! Gina will love them!

craftyM said...

Oh so festive and fun, Eileen! Gina will LOVE them! I sure do!
Marita

Bethan said...

really colourful and fun!

Monica said...

They look very like Maya images and would fit with the weeks Fiesta spirit in San Antonio

Lori said...

Totally out of the box, and totally cool! Love those colors, and all the details.