Monday, March 16, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Spring Colours




I recently took a Joggles course with Sarah Whitmire on creating an altered journal. I was fascinated by the textured look on Sarah's samples and discovered that she creates it using heavy body acrylic white paint and stencils. She then uses layers of paint on top including a layer of interference colour. I wanted to capture the colours that remind ME of Spring....blues, pinks and yellows....to accompany the robin on the cover. To me, this bird is a sign of hope and rejuvenation. This is my entry for this week's Mixed Media Monday challenge.

43 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG what a wonderful little book.
This is really unique. Love them.

Anne S. said...

Stunning!! Just so wow!

Alberta and Ava said...

You literally took my breath away with this, Heather. The colors are so gorgeous, delicant and vibrant at the same time. Now I want to try an altered book!

Love,
Al

Linda said...

Oh this is just perfect Heather - really pretty, I love it.
I did the same workshop and made a couple of journal covers. I really like the raised gesso technique.
Love
Linda x

Lynn said...

I saw a Robin just this morning Heather, so Spring must be close for us in Ontario :)
Your journal is just gorgeous, I had a look at the closeups and the texture is amazing. Sounds like a fun class:)

Kaz said...

oooooooooooooooooo Heather, this is rather gorgeous, I love birdys so it's even more gorgeous for that. the course sounds like it was well worth the taking. the gesso technique looks fab. :)

Femmy said...

beautiful pages Heather!!

Cathy said...

I agree with all of the above. It's just gorgeous!

June said...

Stunning work and a beautiful book. I adore what you achieved with the testure
Hugs JUNE XXX

Anni's Art said...

You have done a wonderful job with the altered book, wonderful colours.

Audrey said...

Gorgeous heather!

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Whow...what a fantastic little book.
Love the spring details.

indybev said...

What a gorgeous little journal. I'm going to have to go investigate Joggles! I always know I'll find something lovely here, Heather. You never let me down!

Faye said...

Ooh, Heather, this is stupendous!!! Such beautiful colors. Your altered journal has such marvelous textures that I want to reach out and rub my hand over the surface. What fun that class with Sarah must have been.

Heather, knowing how involved you are with all that you do, I hesitate to add any more to your load. However, I have an award to pass on. Please check out what I wrote about you and let me know if it needs editing.
FAYE

Lynn Stevens said...

I would Love to see this in person,the raised gesso sounds like something I'd like to try, I'm sure its even more stunning up close! bravo!!

Gillian said...

Incredible texturing/layering to your art journal, I enlarged the pics and was blown away with all the detail, an inspirational piece as always my friend,the colours are just wonderful:)x

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous, love it

Sue said...

Absolutely wonderful, love the texture. You have different robins than we do!!!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

How beautiful! Just too lovely for words. I would love to see it in person.

Diane said...

Really beautiful, Heather. The birds always draw me in. I LOVE them!

Melisa said...

I just love this. The texture is wonderful!

Viv's Visuals said...

Awesome book!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

It's fantastic that booklet. I love the bird image, the colors and the many little dots!
Beautiful art work.
Best wishes and a nice evening,
Anja

Kris Dickinson said...

What a stunning piece Heather!

Anneke said...

a wonderful book heather, with a great book cover

Rachel Bland said...

WOW, Heather, this is stunning! Love everything about it! Such a lot of work, but really worth it to end up with something so beautiful!

Buffy said...

This is beautiful. Love all the layers in it. Lately I've been using alot of birds in my art work. It must be because spring is coming!

Faye said...

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Faye

Ozstuff said...

Stunning, absolutely stunning. You took my breath away too. Any superlative I can think of is not enough.

mixedmediamonday said...

Amazing, Heather, love it! Diane

anne said...

This is gorgeous!!!!!

Cynthia said...

Just beautiful - you have truly captured spring!

Sanja said...

fantastic texturing,Heather.love your pages!
xoxo
Sanja

Barbara Hagerty said...

Oh Heather! This is one of the lovliest things I have ever seen!! Just incredibly beautiful and inspiring!! and I've fallen in love with your blog design! I love the banner and the side decor!! XOXO

Marilyn Rock said...

This is stunning!

tetra said...

Fantastic!!!

Rein said...

What a fabulous book!!

Silvia said...

Wow, how fantastic looks this ?! Great work.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Stunning Heather, we have just had our first Robin Redbreasts here in VA the last couple of weeks. Your journal looks splendid!

RubyMay said...

what can I say...I am speechless !
This is the most beautiful piece of artwork Heather.
This is something to be treasured x

Gaby Bee said...

The colors are fabulous. Simply wonderful, Heather! Love the whole layout.

Janny said...

This is stunning Heather!

purplepaint said...

I love this!!! Beautiful!!!