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.