Oh boy, Oh BOY! I am way behind with this weeks…er…last weeks journal page. A lot has been going on since I discovered the wonderful world of Dylusions Spray inks. I’ve been spraying my brains out! Most of which have landed on this journal page. Mwaaha ha BRAINS! Would you care to take a look into my twisted mind? Grab your microscope…I have some interesting specimens for you today.
Remember, I said that an antagonist would be debuting shortly in The Octopode Factory Story book? Well, she has arrived! Allow me to introduce you to Imelda. I have to warn you though…she isn’t very friendly.
This week our theme at TOFF is Friends. Of Course the Octopodes are all great friends. Here they have banded together and created a portal into the Mother Goose book to hide from the Evil Imelda. You see she is quite boring and dull. Imelda despises the fact that the Octopodes are colorful, imaginative creatures. She’s plotting to eliminate all color from their world in hopes of stealing their joy. I found the perfect quote to portray that thought in my scene, “Color is Joy. One does not think Joy. One is carried by it.” -Ernst Haas
I never got into the Steam Punk craze but I LOVE this Steam Punk Border. The rusty gears and shifty eyes seemed to work nicely with Imelda and her no good plans. I used warm and cool gray Copic Markers to color the border, adding detail with Gelly Roll pens and glossy accents to the eyes and lightbulbs.
Imelda is getting a preview of what she will become without color in the Mirror while asking the “almost” famous question, “Mirror, Mirror on the wall…who’s the Dullest of them ALL?” The Mirror part is an image transfer on Ranger Foil Tape and coated with Glossy Accents. The frame is Core’dinations card stock with Perfect Pearls.
Now I’ll show you how I created this journal page from the start…you know how I roll…every which way but loose
I used a cardboard insert from a new set of pots and pans as a mask and sprayed Dylusions around the page. I then brushed Perfect Medium on the page and sprinkled Ranger Holographic embossing powder.
Next, I die cut some frames and the caged bird out of Grunge Board. I wanted the bird to have some color so I die cut wax paper that I had used to catch my Dylusions over spray on the Rainbow Art Flowers I made. Check out my Art Flower Tutorial Here…it’s easy, peasy…and lots of fun!
I didn’t have this done in time for last weeks CC2C challenge at Studio L3 on the Tissue Wrap Technique but it worked out perfectly to add this weeks technique on top of it! This weeks CC2C technique is Brushless Watercolor. You can find both of these techniques in Tim Holtz’s new book Compendium of Curiosities vol.II.
You know what I love? Vintage children’s books…especially this collection of a child’s first words. While searching for the word “Color” I found this magnificent little treasure….
I imagine Imelda used “A crowd of crows” to round-up the colors and stick them in the bird-cage.
Here is some more Tissue Wrap and Brushless Watercolor. I really loved this image of Mr. and Mrs. Drake and framed it before I knew where I was going to go with it. Sometimes you just have to trust your creative instincts right?
Once I had every thing down I decided that it looked like a portal. What better way for the Octopodes to resist losing their colors then to create a porthole into another story and hide out there until the coast is clear. To create the color spots I sprayed Dylusions through a Martha Stewart Lace stencil and gave the Octopodes a coating of Ranger Holographic embossing powder. I tell you this stuff is just magical! After Mod Podgeing them to the page I broke out my trusty sharpies and Gelly Roll pens to add some graphic detailing and outlines. I feel pretty proud of myself for helping them escape Imelda and her silly scheme. I wonder what will happen next?
Hope you will join us at TOFF! Come back soon to see how the rest of the story goes
Have a colorful day!
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