Thursday, May 6, 2010

nature walk (art journal page)

I made this art journal page about the wildflower hike I took with DH last week. You can see pictures from that walk here. Background is textured gesso painted with acrylic paint.  There's a picture of a butterfly from one of my collage sheets embedded in the background and covered with a bit of gesso and paint.  Used some Heidi Swapp ghost butterflies as a mask and spritzed with adirondack colorwash.  Added a dark green painted tag on which I stenciled a flower with light molding paste.  I'm very pleased with how it came out.

10 comments:

Heather said...

thats just lovely :)

Amy said...

Yes, it is lovely! I really like the movement of the butterflies across the page.

Julie Shoemaker said...

Very pretty Rinda. I've started to take my camera on my daily walk, this is good!

Lizzie said...

Ah... golden and green colour scheme again - my favourite! The butterflies do look as if they are flying across the page. It's very pretty! A great reminder of your lovely walk.

Elizabeth said...

Love the butterflies!

scrappyjacky said...

Beautiful page...love the trail of butterflies across the page.

Sian said...

It's a really lovely page..I think the colour combination captures the light in your photos perfectly Rinda.

humel said...

You should be pleased - it's just lovely :-) The tag is perfect! xx

debs14 said...

I'm always a little scared to use paint on a page, but your work is inspirational. I love the butterflies especially.

Karen said...

This is beautiful. I especially loved the stenciled flower. I think I have some stenciling paste; must find it.