Sunday, June 11, 2017

Carpe Diem?? - Inspired by a Vera Lane Studio image

Hi everyone. Recently, I bought a few more awesome sets of images created by the very talented Janet Klein at Vera Lane Studio on Etsy. I love her quirky images and how well they combine with each other. I created a JFF (just for fun) art journal page featuring one of the beauties from her Journal Faces set of 4. I coloured Ella with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, fussy cutting her leaving a narrow white border. Ella was then matted with black card stock and trimmed out again.

The background began with a 5.5 x 8 inch rectangle of a gel printed page created in a previous gel printing session. I had used Prism Violet, Light Blue Permanent, and Brilliant Yellow Green Liquitex paint, Joggles Big Leaves Stencil, and Stencil Girl's X Rows template to create this layered background. For this page, I added Jet Black Archival Ink  to one of the Ellen Hutson Bokeh Dots stamps as well as Hydrangea Archival Ink to Joggles Vintage Correspondence stamp. Torn pieces of French book text were added in 3 places and knocked back with a fingerful of white gesso. Ranger Texture Paste was scraped through TCW Mini Tile Mania stencil. Once dry, Ella was adhered to the background and two lengths of washi tape adhered to white card stock and edged with Purple Violet Big Brush Pen were added below her to ground her. A tiny piec of the same tape was added beside the text paper scrap at the top of the page.

The sentiment was printed on white card stock, cut into individual words, and matted with black. They were adhered with foam tape to the right of Ella. A length of the top of a watercolour page which had been cut off when the paper was removed from the pad was adhered to the left side of the page. A small purple button was threaded with floss and added where the two pieces of washi tape overlapped. A black mat was added to the back of the page to serve as a frame.

Thanks so much for joining Ella and me today. We are happy you did that. To see more Vera Lane Studio wonderful designs, be sure to pop by the Etsy shop and also pop over to the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group where there is a constant stream of fabulous inspiration from the DT and fans of VLS.

Life is good; so is art.

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