Saturday, June 23, 2012

Fly like Butterflies

My journal pages today are mostly inspired by one of my walkabout photos I took, the pebbly sidewalk. At first I thought of drawing circles but that'd be too much work :). I took a faster approach, used punchinella instead.

 Inspiration: Pebbly sidewalk

The finished pages;

I started by adhering bits and pieces of newsprint tissue papers randomly on the pages. Finger-painted on tissue paper patches some pink metal gloss paint (Inka Gold). Painted outside these circles some antique pink acrylic paint and let dry. I like Donna Downey's Inspirational Wednesday post on image transfer, but I suck at it. I love the many butterflies in her journal so much and thinking ... I could stamp THAT! :).


After that I dabbed dark green acrylic paint all over the page. Turned around punchinella with leftover paint and dabbed to opposite page. Repeat this step with burnt sienna and dark green colors. Stamped some butterflies and drew circles around tissue paper patches with liquid correction pen. Repeated with black india ink and let some ink to drip. 


Lastly, I added mini-melange and artistic expressions words from Collection Elements. Love the tissue paper patches with smudges of pink metal gloss paint (Inka Gold).

After all these done... then only I realized, I've been painting my pages, UPSIDE DOWN!. I didn't notice which way was up since I totally covered the journal covers from any mishaps. How silly is that?. LOL. Anyway, something to smile at when I open my journal in the future :).

See you in my next excursion. Happy painting.

Hugs,
Shahrul

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21 comments:

  1. I wanted to say a bunch of cool stuff about your journal pages, but I can't stop laughing that it's upside down! LOL.. That will be a 'forever' gift to you with laughs as well each time you open it. :)
    I really like your interpretation of the pebble walk. The free flowing of your colors and the movement is wonderful and yet the solidity of the circles and statements are perfect!
    Wonderful work here :)
    Hugs,
    Lisa xx

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    1. LOL. I can't help it myself either. Thanks so much Lisa.

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  2. OH so cool again! I think the circles look better then if you would have painstakingly drew them. UPSIDE DOWN huh...sure to make you SMILE later!!!

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    1. Thanks, Lalo. I would be really upset if I'd painstakingly drew them circles and THEN found out I painted the pages upside down :). Hugs.

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  3. Amazing work, I can't help but scrolling up and down just to admire!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kirsty. You are so sweet.

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  4. Bhahahahahahaaha.... Upside down eh! AWESOME feature! I love these pages, my favourite of them all so far! There's really beautiful movement and colour in here!! Well done...

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    1. LOL. I have to laugh at myself too!. I think I love the butterflies a little too much :).

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  5. Beautiful Shahrul! You have influenced me to have faith in my art journallling...hehehe...

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  6. You're cracking me up over the upside down part. Your honesty is admirable! Love the colors, the circles, the drips... great pages as usual!

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    1. Yup, we made THAT mistake once in a while. I have to laugh at myself sometimes :). Hugs.

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  7. I really like the interpretive pages, the flow and the "grungy" feel of it. Love the dripped circles. The best part is that it is upside down because besides your inspiration words on the pages you will have a reminder to "turn a frown upside down and you'll be left with a smile." :)

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    1. You are totally right, Linda!. Something to ponder :). Thanks so much.

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  8. I just love popping in and seeing your creations.. Your pages do inspire me! I had to smile when I read you painted the page upside down. That sounds like something I would have done!

    Hugs~

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    1. It cracks me up too :). I think it is something art journal beginners have in common. Hugs.

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  9. Wow! That's one amazing background! :)

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  10. TOTALLY love your pages again and I am LOVING the upside down story! lol Seriously...CREATIVE! LOL

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    1. I think my muse said, "oh she needs to lighten up a bit" and made me forget which way was up :).

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  11. WOW!! These are pags are so COOL, LOVE LOVE THEM. All that texture and color are so good together. Love the way you just play and have fun in your page. The circles with words are fun too.

    I've done my pages upside down also, so funny isn't it.

    Thanks for sharing and inspiring me with this post!

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    1. Amazing how art journals make you braver, bolder and be free!. Thanks so much, Dawn. Hugs.

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