I am so excited to share with you one of my favorite journal pages. There is so much going on in this mixed media art journal layout, yet the color palette is soft and gentle.
The dancing couple is a digital image hand cut and hand painted with black acrylic paint to create a shadow of the couple. The pink ribbon across the top of the page is adorned with chipboard musical notes which were hand painted and coated with a fine dusting of glitter. A pair of treble clef clips complete the string of music.
The chipboard stars, painted and glittered dangle on black ric-rac from the ribbon of musical notes. The “dance” chipboard word is situated among the stars as if encouraging the couple to keep on dancing.
The background for this dancing scene is loaded with texture. I’m blown away the texture doesn’t disrupt the beauty of the moment captured in this art journal layout. The background color sufficiently gives the impression this couple is dancing in the evening just as the sun is setting. A great deal of the texture comes from modeling paste, tinted with pink acrylic paint, and punchinella (sequin waste). More texture was added by using rubberstamps from Stamps By Judith and Heather. Another chipboard embellishment was placed among the raised pink dots. We all dream of the perfect dance.
The hand written journaling was done with Copic Marker in a shade that blended in nicely with the background. Choosing a similar shade allowed for a quiet statement in the midst of the dancing couple.
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