Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Sunset Journal Page

Hi everyone! Here is a journal page I created for the August contest at Chic Scrapbook Designs by Limor Webber . The challenge this month is to create a journal page with a sunset/skies theme featuring Faber Castell - Design Memory Craft products. I chose to use Gelatos and Big Brush Pitt Artist Pens .
I have never really done anything like this before and was pretty nervous about how my scenery would turn out!
I have had the couple stamp by Stampin Up for ages now so decided to incorporate that into my scene. I coloured the image with my Inktense pencils, added it to the blank gessoed page, then built my scene around it.
I started with the green grass, then onto the water, using acrylic paint for both.
I cut out some trees with my Cricut using the Christmas cartridge.
The sunset and reflection was created using a combination of Gelatos and Pitt Markers, both from the Faber Castell - Design Memory Craft line. I used my fingers to blend the colours onto the page. It is pretty neat!
After I was finished with the sunset, I had the bright idea to cover it with Gel Medium, thinking it would act like a sealer.  As I was putting it on, I noticed that the colours were streaking and mixing in with the gel.  I am still learning!  So I decided I would go with that look instead :-)  It muted the colours quite a bit.
I added a quote along the top, which reads, "It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream".
Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. OMGOSH! I saw this on the FB page, but I see more details everytime I look at it. Great!