Monday, March 11, 2013

Party Lady

Hello Everyone, I hope you are doing well.  

I worked on another Art Journal Page recently that I thought I would share.   It  ended up with a lot of molding paste for texture and probably should have been on a canvas board.   I didn't have a plan before starting and because of all the texture I didn't stamp any words.  




I used Gesso, Acrylic paints, Acrylic Glaze, Joint Tape, Molding Paste & stencils, Rhinestones for her necklace and some glitter here & there.   I started with some Designer Paper adhered with Mod Podge but you can't see it in the photo.   Oh yes there is a little lace as well !   Her face & hair were coloured/painted with Neocolor Crayons (water based).  When I bought these I went with the 30 set, now wish I had more colours.    

Thanks for your visit and have a great day !
Shirley

26 comments:

  1. beautiful artjournal,great texture, love the colors and the girl you draw! Have a great evening!

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  2. Shirley I love your journal and having seen the design up close and personal I can say that not only are you having fun with it you are a very talented artist.I can't even imagine trying to freehand the image like you do, so congratulations to you for taking the plunge and letting your inner artist out.Do you give lessons?:)
    Hugs
    Helen

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  3. A beautiful page Shirley, great colours and texture, I love the effect the joint tape give (don't think hubby has any of this I can borrow) I can see I need a trip to the DIY store.

    Sue x

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  4. Beautiful Art Journal, Shirley! Lovely soft colours!

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  5. Love the texture on this page Shirley! (and the colours, and everything! :)) What did you use for the flowers in the corner? xx

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    1. Hi Wendy, I used Mini Flower Frenzy Stencil by TCW with light molding paste. Cheers, Shirleyx

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  6. What a fabulous artistic page. Beautiful painting and gorgeous color combination and patterns. Love that very much.
    xox Anja

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  7. I having tried molding paste yet Shirley is it easy to use?? I've tried gesso and acrylic paints LOL so I am venturing out of my comfort zone :) this is gorgeous love the colours huggles hun Sue J xxx

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    1. Yes very easy Sue, use a palette knife, paste and spread it on like it's icing on a cake. Let it dry and paint over it. Cheers, Shirleyx

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  8. A bunch of great textures and such beautiful colours make this a fabulous page! It´s good to see all blond girls at your pages! Hugs, Gerrina

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  9. What a great lady and gorgeous textured colours Shirley!!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  10. Wow Shirley!! I clicked to enlarge your picture and I just love all the texture you've achieved. Fab colour work too.
    Juliaxx

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  11. Wow so beautiful Shirley. Great art work. Love it. And not everything needs words isn't it? This face speaks self.
    lovely greet and hug
    Marja

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  12. The textural flowers in the corners really echo the floral embellishments beautifully & I particularly like her striking necklace. I shall have to get myself some of the texture paste & that template, funnily I was looking at it just the other day but resisted adding it to my basket.........
    Paula (PEP)

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  13. Absolutely loverly! Great texture and fab colors.

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  14. hmmm, are you SURE you painted this? no one else? LOL It's gorgeous, of course. Shirley, after something like this thoroughly dries, is it possible to stamp on something thin, like tissue paper, and then adhere it by brushing it on with watered down glue or mod podge (like some of the people do with candles?) It's a lovely sample. Maybe you can do a sample of 3" and try layering the sentiment on after, just to see how it does? The technique works on rough papier mache! hugs, de

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  15. No end to your talent Shirley, absolutely gorgeous. Love all the clever use of textures.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  16. WOW this is a GREAT girl and a wonderfull page!!!
    Greetz Patricia

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  17. Wonderful jouranl page so many techniques to admire and the girl is so beautiful

    Love Chrissie xx

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  18. Great page Shirley with beautiful texture and details.
    Greetings Janny

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  19. This is amazing, Shirley! Wonderful drawing and texture!

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  20. Hi Shirley
    You made a wonderful and colorful art-jo.
    Did you draw that lady?? Just amazing.
    And that periwinkle card is so nice. I think I have to get higher pensioen money to buy all that nice stamps from C.B.
    All your cards are so nice and for me inspiring.
    Have a great day
    "Lieve groetjes" Saakje

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  21. Hello Shirley, I like your lady portraits :) I´m glad to see you have been continuing with them. Neat idea with the rhinestones and I love the texture that you created as well.

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  22. Eine excellente Farbauswahl und durch die wunderbaren Texturen des Hintergrundes und des Kleides bedarf es keiner weiteren Worte - eine wunderbare Journal-Seite!
    Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

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Your kind comments are always appreciated !