Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Going Monochromatic

It took me long before I could post this page. I managed to paint and collage while entertaining my cat Fuji ... talking about multi tasking, yes?


The theme was Monochrome Colors. I had the page misted with dark blue glimmer mist over a stencil from before. Over that, I had collaged prints from an old book and some washi tapes. By doing this ahead of time, I really don't have to prepare the page much.

I tried not to paint at all, so I used a tan colored tissue paper as my background. Glued pieces of the crumpled tissue paper to the page with mod podge. Did this over entire page. After that dried, you'd have a beautiful textured, lovely tan colored page without a splash of paint!. Neat right?.


Then stamped a couple of doors and butterfly images and added some printed words. Lastly, drew circles and wrote inspirational quotes with black india ink. Dripped some, splashed some. My ink smeared badly, I think must have been the tissue paper. Then I finger-dabbed some diluted black india ink on a strip of punchinella along the bottom of the page.

When all that done, my page really looking sad and gloomy. So, I drew a box with red acrylic artist ink around the word 'COURAGE'.
That's it. I'm liking the tissue paper technique, it almost giving a rough texture of a tree bark. I definitely going to experiment more of this.

I'm linking up this 'Monochromatic' art journal page to Stencils & Masks challenge @ Frilly & Funkie. First time entering an art journal page to any challenges, so this should be fun.
Until then, happy journaling :)

XO,
Shahrul

19 comments:

  1. I don't think it's sad or gloomy! Looks great and the door is super fab...love that touch!

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    1. Hey Lalo, yeah those doors symbolize opportunities :).

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  2. I love these pages, Shahrul! You've added so much interest with everything peeking up through the tissue All the different textures are fantastic.... I just kept lingering on each photo. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly & Funkie this week!

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    1. You really make me smiles Marjie. Yeah, I'm loving the tissue paper technique and skip the paint for once :). Thanks so much.

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  3. Fabulous pages Shahrul ! There's lots to see here and evertime I look I see something differnt. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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    1. Hi Sue, yeah I like the fact that I could hide many things underneath the tissue papers yet still kind of see them. :)

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  4. wow, this is soooo gorgeous, I luv what you have done with the masking...hope you have a wonderful day!

    enjoy *~*

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  5. this technique is so cool! tfs love your page :)

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    1. Hello Jane. Hope you'll try this soon. Really simple and fun.

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  6. Love these pages and you did a wonderful job with the challenge! Thank you for playing along at Frilly and Funkie!

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  7. Super duper cool! This rocks!

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    1. Hi Tammy, welcome to my blog! Thank you so much.

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  8. This is gorgeous!!! I'm new to your blog - off to see more!

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    1. Welcome to my blog, Nancy. Enjoy your stay :).

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  9. WOW... awesome details!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Frilly and Funkie!

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  10. This one pun nak cuba on the 20th, kalau boleh....Kak Dah

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    1. Hi Kak Dah, I think we should be able to make only 3 pages within 2.5 - 3 hours class. So, lets just choose your 3 favorite pages? :))

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