Saturday, 7 January 2012

Art Journal - Buildings theme

I am really enjoying my art journalling still I love playing about with colours and paints and I follow a couple of blogs and The Craft Barn has a challenge with the theme of buildings. As I had a wonderful houses stamp I thought I would give it a go. Some-one asked the other day why do I do so many challenges, it is simple really firstly I enjoy them and secondly I find them excellent mojo starters. Quite often I will start doing something for a challenge and it will give me other idea's or directions to go in :)
This page started off as a disaster, I had this lovely idea of having a coastal painted background but my idea was loftier than my painting skills and I forgot that I am not the best artist. I got all frustrated and painted over everything in white thinking once dry I could re-do it all. Once the white was dry though I loved the effect and kept it as it was. I then used my row of buildings mask I cut on my cricut earlier in the week and misted with Perfect Pearls Heirloom gold, moved the mask down and across and misted again giving me differing darkness of misting and creating the illusion of depth.
I higlighted the buildings and added lit windows and a moon, stuck down my stamped rows of houses (again on the white washed book paper one row in Distress ink Black soot the other vintage photo) and added my little journalling blocks.


  1. A super page, certainly looks like a seaside town to me. xx

  2. I love this! Wonderful to see how a page that started out as a disaster turned out so lovely!
    And 19 homes..... that's a lot! I hope your dream of living by the sea will come true!

  3. I agree , great page!!
    thanks for playing with us.
    Isa (Izzy at the Craft Barn)

  4. What a great effect you have with the paint. Brilliant page.

  5. Great idea with the silhouettes! Beautiful page!

  6. Fabulous page looks like a seaside town in the early morning mist... love it....there is never a disaster just another direction lol;


  7. Love this, this is something I have yet to try!!