Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Alla prima

The method of oil painting in which the desired effects of the final painting are achieved in the first application of paint as opposed to the technique of covering the canvas in layers with the final painting being achieved at the end.


Woo hoo! My Lindy Try Met Sets arrived, and the first night was spent adding water to the bottles ( because they come as powdered textile dyes ) and then spraying little shots on a piece of wax paper so that they would dry to play with the next day. So you can guess that my background is made from the wax paper transfer technique and random spreading on Faber Castell gesso.

Next I had to look up what "industrial chic" meant because I knew I didn't have the proper colors for Limor Webber's  January Challenge. ( evidently industrial chic is an undefined term, but exposed pipes, brick walls...kind of a cleaned up grunge encompasses it, at least that's my interpretation of it )
The colors I did use were:
Moon Shadow Mist - Gossamer Gold
Starbursts - Cocoa Bean ( dauber ), Mission Bells Brown, Mystic Malachite, Dark Chocolate Truffle,Cotton Candy Pink and Sunset Pink

So here is my art journal page ♥

Waterproof pens like the Sakura Pigma Sensei are perfect to add extra doodling without any smearing. I did a real loose and sketchy type of outlining and shading.

I am really enjoying hunting through magazines for images and words to glue in my journal, and I can really appreciate the pocket in the Dylusion's journal which is so handy to keep all the cut outs in. I do advise a smaller envelope to keep small words in so that they don't get lost.

Cricut - Country Life cartridge, p. 74

also entering my art journal page in:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes


Sandy said...

Wow Sandee this is great and I love the idea of cutting out words too. I like it when I find the word art its like finding hidden treasure.. How cute is your little bird just gorgeous..
I really enjoy using the ink on wax paper technique it is awesome so glad you showed us that one. Love those new inks you are using the colours are so pretty.
Vicki :)

Jean said...

How cool is this!!!

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

Oh this is way cool.. I too like the little bird!! These colors remind me of my mom.. and my friend Jewel.. great combo!!! Industrial Chic is also girlie grunge.. seeing piping being used as a bracelet.. or a wrench as a pendant.. They have a line called named as such at Michaels!! :) Great piece!!

Anonymous said...

This is soooo beautiful. Country Chic is what I see here. I love the colors!

Sharon Estes said...

OHHHH Sandee, I love this old country picture, and I am so waiting to get my Lindys sprays. I so love the country and grung and steampunk and this is worth a double love <3 <3
Sharon Estes (shadee66)

Marion Armitage said...

Love this. Love the old pump and then the little bird just sets it off..

Anonymous said...

Very cool page! I love your use of the sprays along with the other textures. Great idea to use the pump....and loving the cut out words. I totally understanding your obsession with cutting our words. ;)

Pam said...

This is beautiful Sandee! I love the sweet little bird in the rusty pump and the words flowing out!

Have a creative day.
♥ Scrap N Sew Granny ♥
♥ Pam's Stitched With Love ♥

Katie said...

I love this page, Sandee. The water spout is so cooll!! I may have to steal the idea... lol ive got so many art jpurnal pages i want to do already i need a week off work thrm all. Im kind of a late night scrapper anyway :) sending ypu a big smile and a hot cup of chai from Oregon!

Vicki said...

This is just so cool. I just got some of the lindy's but haven't tried to use them yet. Haven't even put the water in, I am scared I will mess them up. Don't know what to do with these cute little pots of color either. I am so hoping a Sunday with Sandae explains some of this hint hint

Donna Lueders said...

Like I have said numerous so inspire me. I am now going to have to get me some magazines or start keeping them anyway. Love, love your work and this is just another beautiful piece. Thanks Sandee.

Barb Craft said...

You are amazing!!! I love this!!! The background is fabulous!! And of course your perched bird is darling!!

barb :)

Meggymay said...

Fantastic page Sandee, the background looks great.

Carole Z said...

Oh I love this Sandee! What a great idea, love the images & your use of the words, you are so creative! Hugs Carole Z xx

Suzanne C said...

This is a wonderful design. Love the idea of artistic ideas dripping from a fountain of creativity! I just wish I could control the tap sometimes. :) Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!